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Tough loss for women

Hawk Talk

The Purdue Boilermakers came to Carver last Saturday and knocked off the Hawkeyes, 76-70.
This loss hurt in more ways than one.
Iowa’s two losses came against teams that were ranked higher.
Florida State was ranked 13th when they beat Iowa, 94-93, in Iowa City on Nov. 29. The Hawks had five players in double figures, including Tania Davis, who had 14 points and five assists. Makenzie Meyer had six points and five assists.
Maryland was also ranked 13th when it beat Iowa, 80-64, at College Park, Maryland. Tania and Makenzie were both out with injuries. The Hawks had only two players in double figures in the loss to Maryland.
Against Purdue last Saturday, the Boilermakers played only seven as the are having injury problems, also.
Megan Gustafson had a career day with 37 points, 14 rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot but she didn’t get the help she usually gets.
Chase Coley was the only other player in double figures with 10.
Purdue came into the game averaging 66 points on offense and giving up 60 on defense.
The Boilermakers were shooting 37percent from 3-point range.
Against the Hawks, Purdue was 9-17 (52.9 percent) from behind the arc.
Iowa, which was shooting 38 percent from 3-point range, made only 3-16 (18 percent).
Some of Purdue’s shots were wide open as were Iowa’s but when they make nine threes and Iowa makes only three, that’s tough to overcome.
Hopefully, Makenzie Meyer will be back sooner than later.