The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

February 7, 2014

Women's basketball: Iowa defeats Penn State

By The Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE — Samanta Logic had the Big Ten’s first triple-double of the season to lead Iowa to a 73-70 victory on Thursday night.

Logic had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for Iowa (18-6, 6-4 Big Ten), which has won six of its last eight conference games. Ally Disterhoft had 24 points for the Hawkeyes who lost 87-71 to Penn State on Jan. 5.

Maggie Lucas had 21 points and Ariel Edwards added 16 for Penn State (17-5, 8-2), which had won 12 of 13. The Lady Lions tied the game at 68 but managed just two points in the final 2 minutes.

Theairra Taylor’s free throw put the Hawkeyes up by one but Edwards hit a short jumper for a 70-69 lead. Bethany Doolittle, who was held to eight points, hit a jumper to put Iowa ahead. Edwards, Kaliyah Mitchell and Lucas all missed jumpers and Logic pulled down the deciding rebound.

Disterhoft made two free throws for the final margin.

A floater by Lucas gave Penn State a 64-63 lead with 5:20 left. Taylor made two free throws, but Disterhoft made her third 3-pointer for the tie.

Iowa had an opportunity to hold the ball and try for a five-point halftime lead, but Disterhoft missed her team’s fifth layup of the half when she drove an open baseline with 18 seconds left.

Penn State’s Keke Sevillian missed the front end of a 1-and-1 but Iowa mishandled the rebound. Lucas took the inbounds pass and nailed a 24-footer with 1 second left for the 40-40 tie.