Iowa pummels Lady Lions

UNIVERSITY PARK — Megan Gustafson had 30 points, 11 rebounds and five assists for her 20th double-double this season, and 75th of career, and No. 13 Iowa beat Penn State 81-61 on Sunday.

Gustafson was named the Big Ten player of the week on Monday for the ninth time this season, tying the conference record for weekly awards in a career with 19. She was 13 of 18 from the field against Penn State.

“Hats off to Iowa. I thought they came in and played a gutsy game,” Penn State coach Coquese Washington said. “Megan Gustafson is a phenomenal talent and I thought she really carried their team today and got big buckets when they needed them.”

Makenzie Meyer added 18 points for Iowa (17-5, 8-3 Big Ten), which is off to its best start in conference play since the 2014-15 team made a trip to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. Hannah Stewart grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds for the Hawkeyes, who have won six of their last seven Big Ten games.

Teniya Page scored 17 points and became the sixth player in program history to reach the 2,000-point plateau for Penn State (10-11, 3-7). Alisia Smith added 15 points and Amari Carter chipped in with 10.

“For us, we have to find a way to score more points,” Washington said. “When you play in the Big Ten, a conference where scoring is a premium, we have to find a way to generate more points. If we can do that then I think we’ll be in pretty good shape.”

IOWA (17-5): Meg. Gustafson 13-18 4-4 30, Han. Stewart 3-5 0-0 6, Tan. Davis 2-6 2-2 8, Kat. Doyle 5-14 0-4 10, Mak. Meyer 7-10 1-1 18, Log. Cook 0-0 0-0 0, Mon. Czinano 1-3 0-0 2, Ama. Ollinger 1-1 0-0 2, Pau. Valino Ramos 0-0 0-0 0, Zio. Sanders 0-1 0-0 0, Ale. Sevillian 2-5 0-0 5, Tom. Taiwo 0-1 0-0 0, Totals 34-64 7-11 81.

PENN ST. (10-11): Ali. Smith 7-14 1-2 15, Ama. Carter 4-9 0-0 10, Siy. Frazier 0-7 2-2 2, Kar. Ortiz 4-7 0-0 8, Ten. Page 6-17 4-7 17, Lau. Ebo 2-6 0-1 4, Bex. Wallace 0-0 0-0 0, Kam. McDaniel 1-7 3-4 5, Jai. Travascio-Green 0-4 0-0 0, Totals 24-71 10-16 61.

Iowa 24 24 22 11 — 81

Penn St. 22 9 24 6 — 61

3-Point Goals–Iowa 6-15 (Tan. Davis 2-5, Kat. Doyle 0-4, Mak. Meyer 3-5, Ale. Sevillian 1-1), Penn St. 3-18 (Ama. Carter 2-6, Siy. Frazier 0-2, Kar. Ortiz 0-1, Ten. Page 1-4, Kam. McDaniel 0-2, Jai. Travascio-Green 0-3). Assists–Iowa 25 (Kat. Doyle 6), Penn St. 11 (Ama. Carter 5). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Iowa 49 (Han. Stewart 14), Penn St. 34 (Ali. Smith 7). Total Fouls–Iowa 16, Penn St. 12. Technical Fouls–None. A–2,815.

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