Hawkeye women's basketball team wins seventh-straight

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 24, 2012 6:30 AM

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The Iowa women's basketball team completed a season sweep over Northwestern and extended its winning streak to seven games with a 70-63 win on Thursday night in Evanston, Ill.

The Hawkeyes haven't lost since Jan. 26 at Nebraska.

"February has been a pretty good month for us," head coach Lisa Bluder said after the game. "I kind of wish it was a longer month the way we've been playing. To get seven wins in a row in the Big Ten is amazing, and four of them have come on the road. That's very good, especially with Jaime [Printy] going down."

The Hawkeyes hit 6 first-half 3-pointers as they cruised to a 38-22 lead at halftime. Junior center Morgan Johnson paced the Black and Gold with 12 points through the first stanza.

But Northwestern slowly whittled away at the lead during the second half, and the Wildcats got as close as 6 points. In the end, though, the Hawkeyes' offense — even though it was only 9-of-30 from the floor in the second half — was too much.

Johnson led the team with 18 points and 4 rebounds. Senior point guard Kamille Wahlin added 14 points. Freshman guard Sam Logic recorded her fifth double-double of the season and third straight; she finished with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Logic hit 4 of her 5 free throws with the game winding down to ice the win for Iowa.

"We hit clutch free throws and maintained a calm presence at the end of the game," Bluder said. "For a freshman to step up in that kind of situation is really good — we're happy for Sam and the way she stepped up in that situation."

— by Ben Wolfson

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