No. 14 Iowa State handles Holy Cross, 72-50
AMES (AP) | Nikki Moody scored 14 points and had 10 assists to lead No. 14 Iowa State over Holy Cross 72-50 on Saturday.
The Cyclones (10-0) shot 47 percent from the floor, including 11 of 32 (34 percent) from beyond the arc. Jadda Buckley added 12 points, while Hallie Christofferson and Nicole Blaskowski both chipped in with 11 points.
Holy Cross (7-3) was led by Raquel Scott's 14 points and Molly Hourigan added 10 points.
The Crusaders scored the first six points of the game, but Iowa State quickly took over. Tied at 10, the Cyclones outscored Holy Cross 31-12 the rest of the half to take a 19-point lead at 41-22 into the break.
Iowa State used a 15-0 run at the start of the second half, pushing the lead to 60-25, to ensure the blowout. Holy Cross managed an 11-2 run in the final 4:23 to make the final more respectable.
No. 21 Iowa races away from North Dakota, 88-62
IOWA CITY (AP) | Melissa Dixon sparked a key run before halftime and Samantha Logic heated up in the second half as No. 21 Iowa rallied from as many as nine down to roar past North Dakota 88-62 on Saturday.
Logic, the reigning Big Ten player of the week after a triple-double against Drake, had six points at halftime. She finished with a game-high 21 with eight assists. Dixon scored 10 of her 13 points as the Hawkeyes (12-2) closed the first half with a crushing 25-4 run that included five of their six first-half 3-pointers, two from Dixon. Iowa was 9-for-25 from 3-point range.
The Bison (6-4) had led through much of the opening half, until Iowa started dropping 3-pointers. North Dakota was led by Madi Buck's 19 points with Mia Loyd adding 13 and Emily Evers 10.
North Dakota committed 21 turnovers, 12 on Iowa steals and shot just 39.7 percent (23-58).