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Iowa women open Cancun Challenge with win

[ 0 ] November 28, 2013 |

CANCUN, Mexico — Another significant dose of scoring from Samantha Logic and Melissa Dixon on Thursday night helped the Iowa women’s basketball team to 6-1 this season after a 78-65 win over Southern California at the Cancun Challenge.

The two juniors combined for 40 points (Logic a game-high 22, Dixon 18) and nine assists with seven 3-pointers to open the three-game tournament with a double-digit victory. Senior Theairra Taylor struggled from the floor (4-of-13 field goals) but still managed 11 points for the Hawkeyes, who have won two consecutive games since suffering their first loss to Colorado last week.

The Hawkeyes kept the Trojans (3-2) at bay primarily from the free-throw line, where Iowa shot twice as many foul shots (20 to 10) and missed only three (17-for-20). Iowa was especially efficient down the stretch, making 11-for-13 from the line in the second half.

Box score: Iowa 78, USC 65

Brianna Barrett and Cassie Harberts were USC’s double-figure scorers, with 15 and 14 points, respectively.

Iowa continues its weekend in Mexico today with a 5 p.m. game against Boston College (3-2) before wrapping up its stay against UNC-Wilmington at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

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