Iowa ‘D’ turns back Seawolves

IOWA CITY – The Iowa women’s basketball team held Stony Brook to 18.6 percent shooting from the field and the Hawkeyes improved to 4-0 with a 78-40 drubbing of the Seawolves on Sunday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

The Hawkeyes got out to a 36-21 halftime lead and kept up the pressure after the intermission, outscoring Stony Brook 42-19. Iowa forced the Seawolves into 20 turnovers and converted them into 22 points.

True freshman Ally Disterhoft came off the bench to lead Iowa with 19 points and nine rebounds. Theairra Taylor tallied 14 points, six boards and three steals, and Melissa Dixon had 12 points and five steals in the win.

Bethany Doolittle pitched in with nine points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots as the Hawkeyes dominated the paint, outscoring Stony Brook 38-18 and outrebounding the Seawolves 50-43.

Brittany Snow scored 15 points to pace Stony Brook (2-2).

Iowa goes out on the road for the first time this season in its next game, visiting Colorado on Wednesday for a 9:30 p.m. contest. The Hawkeyes take on Northern Iowa at 2 p.m. next Sunday inside the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls.