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Dixon hits 10 3-pointers against Drake

WOW!
What a game for the Hawkeye women against Drake Sunday in Des Moines.
I’m writing the story Monday morning and I’m still impressed.
You start with Melissa Dixon making 10 3-pointers and finishing with 31 points.
No one has ever made that many threes in a Hawkeye uniform.
Then you have Drake’s Lizzy Wendell scoring a Knapp Center-record 43 points.
Finally, the game ends with Samantha Logic taking a pass with nine seconds left and the game tied at 98-all. She took it down the right side, banked in a shot with three seconds left and Iowa wins its ninth game of the season, 100-98.
All of Melissa’s shots were 3-pointers and she made 10 out of 14. The 5’9” senior scored 63 points last summer in Game Time, hitting 13-24 from 3-point range.
The Hawks had five players in double figures and Whitney Jennings stepped up in the second half. Whitney picked up two quick fouls in the first half, played only five minutes and scored three points.
In the second half, Whitney played 19 minutes, scored 13 points, had three assists and a big steal.
“We need Whitney in the game,” said head coach Lisa Bluder. “She picked up a couple quick fouls so we knew in the second half she was going to be fresh. We needed her to be a difference maker.”
Drake came into the game shooting 31 percent from 3-point range.
The Bulldogs were 8-16 from behind the arc in the first half and finished the game 13-32 (41 percent). The Hawkeyes were 8-15 (53 percent) from 3-point range in the first half and finished 13-22 (59 percent) for the game.
“This is a great win going forward for us,” said Bluder. “Now we’re going into Big Ten play and we’ve got a good road win. Believe me, Drake is better than a 5-6 team.”
Iowa opens the Big Ten hosting Penn State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Sunday, Dec. 28, at 2 p.m.