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Sam Logic scores 1,000th career point

BY MATT CABEL | FEBRUARY 24, 2014 5:00 AM

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Sam Logic became the 31st 1,000-point scorer in Iowa women’s basketball history during the Hawkeyes’ 74-70 win over Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday afternoon.

Logic only needed 1 point to reach the feat, and she upped her total to 1,018 after notching 19 points, which led the category for both teams.

Logic has been a triple-double machine this season, with three so far, and she has been a driving force in getting the Hawkeyes to 21 wins.

But the win against the Wolverines didn’t come easily for the Hawkeyes. Michigan jumped out to a quick start, putting the Hawkeyes behind by 13 points after only three minutes had passed.

“We were not taking care of the ball, and they were scoring high-percentage shots,” Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said in a release. “We said, ‘Let’s move on and start this over again. It’s early.’ ”

The team was able to up the ante defensively, resulting in a 9-point halftime lead. The Hawks then led by as many as 16 points in the second half.

“We just kind of had to refocus after that,” Logic said in a release. “… But we ended the half on a 48-18 run. That’s our defense. It’s our turnovers that led to that.”

But their lead, like the Wolverines, was not meant to stay. With four minutes left in the game, the Hawkeyes trailed by 4 points. But the Black and Gold were able to storm back and earn the road win.
“On the road, we’re going to face adversity,” freshman Ally Disterhoft said in a release. “They’re a great team, they’re going to make runs, we’re going to make runs, too. When we got down with four minutes left, we came together, talked it out, and said we’re going to finish this game.”

Iowa’s win against Michigan comes a week after a last second pair of free throws lost them a matchup against Purdue on the road. But the team learned from the loss, and drew inspiration from a past performance against Michigan to earn the win.

“This is a game of momentum,” said Bluder. “We talked about that in the last four minutes: we were down 4, four minutes to go, plenty of time still. We went through history: The last time we were in this building, we were down by 7 with four minutes to go, and we won … we’ve been here before, and we can do it again.”


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