Husker Women Too Much For Hawkeyes

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Tear'a Laudermill scored a career-high 26 points and Jordan Hooper added 25 points and 13 rebounds to power Nebraska to an 80-67 win at Iowa on Saturday afternoon.

In the best all-around performance of her career, Laudermill erupted on 9-of-12 shooting from the field, including 4-of-6 from three-point range, to tie her career high with four threes. She also went a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line while grabbing four rebounds and dishing out three assists in 33 minutes.

Laudermill scored Nebraska's final six points to close out the win after starting point guard Rachel Theriot fouled out with 3:33 left. Theriot finished with 10 points and four assists.

Hooper produced her second straight 25-point performance while adding a game-high 13 rebounds. She added three assists, two steals and a block, producing her Big Ten-leading 10th double-double while tying Karen Jennings for second in career double-doubles at NU with 36. Hooper hit 11-of-22 shots from the field, including 3-of-8 three-pointers.

The Huskers hit 50 percent (31-62) of their shots from the field, including 7-of-18 three-pointers (.389). They were also 11-of-12 from the free throw line. Nebraska out-rebounded Iowa 39-30 while matching Iowa with 11 turnovers for the game. NU committed just three turnovers in the second half after taking a 38-27 lead to the locker room at halftime.

Iowa hit 44.3 percent (27-61) of its shots, including 7-of-19 three-pointers. The Hawkeyes were also 6-of-10 at the free throw line. Samantha Logic, who hit 5-of-7 threes, led Iowa with 22 points, six rebounds and eight assists.

Bethany Doolittle pitched in 16 points, Theairra Taylor contributed 15 points and Ally Disterhoft had 12 points. The rest of the Hawkeyes contributed just two points.

The Huskers improved to 15-5 and 5-3 in the Big Ten while notching their seventh consecutive victory in the series with the Hawkeyes over the last three seasons. Iowa slipped to 17-6 and 5-4 in the conference as the Huskers snapped their three-game winning streak.


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