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Rivalry week

Ally Disterhoft led the University of Iowa women against Iowa State last week with 16 points. The Iowa City West graduate, a sophomore at Iowa, is leading the team in scoring this season. (photo by Don Lund)

Iowa State came to town last week as the Hawkeyes hosted the Cyclone women Thursday and the men on Friday.
The women got it started by beating a good Iowa State team, 76-67, last Thursday.
They were led by a freshman and the bench coming through.
Whitney Jennings continues to come up big when it counts.
The 5’5” freshman from Indiana had two steals and was 3-4 from the free throw line in the last minute to help the Hawks win.
I really like the poise Whitney shows in the early part of the season.
“I thought that down the stretch Whitney did a great job,” said head coach Lisa Bluder. “She’s so quick and she gets her hands on so many basketballs. I just think her defense at the end was key.”
Coming into the game, Kali Peschel was 2-9 from three-point range. She was 3-4 from behind the arc against the Cyclones, 2-2 from the free throw line, grabbed seven rebounds, and scored 13 points in 25 minutes.
Five of those rebounds Kali had were offensive rebounds.
“I thought that Kali came in and played really, really well for us defensively and offensively,” said Bluder.
 Iowa got crushed on the boards in the first half with the Cyclones enjoying a 21-9 advantage.
Iowa still led 44-35 as they shot 60 percent from the floor. Iowa State shot 38.7 percent.
Alexa Kastanek and Claire Till also did a good job off the bench.
Alex was 2-2 from three-point range and 2-2 from the free throw line.
Claire didn’t score but had four rebounds, two on the offensive side and she kept the ball alive.
“I thought Claire did a great job,” said coach Bluder. “She played 11 valuable minutes for us and that was huge when Bethany got into foul trouble.”
Ally Disterhoft had a solid game, playing 36 minutes and leading the Hawks with 16 points.
Ally keeps getting better on offense and is tough to handle when she drives to the basket.
Samantha Logic looked better, even though she still had the brace on. She had seven rebounds, seven points and six assists.
Iowa led 38 of the 40 minutes, but you were always worried about the ‘Clones coming back because of their three-point shooting.
This game had a Big Ten atmosphere and I think the players fed off the good and loud Hawkeye crowd.