AMES (AP) — Senior Kathleen Doyle scored 21 points, Monika Czinano had 20 and Iowa beat Iowa State 75-69 on Wednesday, its fourth straight victory over the rival Cyclones.
Senior Makenzie Meyer scored 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting for the Hawkeyes (7-2), who held Iowa State (6-2) to 31.9% shooting from the floor.
Iowa blew an early nine-point lead heading into the final period. But Meyer came up big when it mattered, following a 3-pointer with a layup to push the Hawkeyes’ lead to 64-55 with 4:33 left.
Ashley Joens had five straight points to pull Iowa State within 66-62. But Czinano beat the shot clock after a key offensive rebound, putting Iowa up six with 47.4 seconds left. Doyle then hit four free throws in the final 10 seconds. She finished 10-of-12 from the line.
Amanda Ollinger had just two points, but she grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds for Iowa.
Joens, the only player in America averaging at least 20 points and 10 boards while shooting over 40 percent, led the Cyclones with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Ines Nezerwa added 18 with 10 rebounds.