WOMEN’S HOOPS: Moody leads No. 23 ISU women past Kansas St.
AMES – Nikki Moody scored 20 points, had eight rebounds and seven assists to lead No. 23 Iowa State to an 84-65 win Saturday night over Kansas State.
Hallie Christofferson scored Iowa State’s first seven points, Nicole Blaskowsky made four 3-pointers and Moody hit three treys to give the Cyclones a 45-19 lead at halftime.
Moody was 5 of 6 from the floor and has five or more assists in 15 games. Christofferson scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Blaskowsky scored 13 points, and Jadda Buckley added 14 points with six assists and three steals.
Iowa State (16-5, 5-5 Big 12) bounced back after having lost to No. 20 West Virginia 67-56 on Wednesday night.
Ashia Woods tied a career-high with three 3-pointers, scored 25 points and had four steals to lead Kansas State (9-12, 3-7). Leticia Romero added 11 points and four assists.
Nebraska 80, Iowa 67
IOWA CITY – Nebraska got two big offensive performances, including a 25-point, 13-rebound effort from all-Big Ten forward Jordan Hooper, and handed the Hawkeyes an 80-67 loss at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday.
It was the Huskers’ seventh straight win over Iowa, which also got 22 points, eight assists and six rebounds from Samantha Logic.
Hooper’s jumper with 7:41 to go in the first half put the Cornhuskers (15-5, 5-3) in front for good. Tear’a Laudermill made 9-of-12 from the floor and buried four 3-pointers to finish with a career-high 26 points, while Hailie Sample and Rachel Theriot both scored 10 points.
Iowa (17-6, 5-4) also got 16 from Bethany Doolittle, 15 points and six rebounds from Theairra Taylor and 12 points and seven rebounds from Ally Disterhoft, but Melissa Dixon went scoreless and the Hawkeyes got just two points off their bench.
Nebraska ended the first half on a 19-3 run to take a 38-22 lead into the locker room the break.
Iowa returns to action Thursday against No. 12 Penn State in State College, Pa.