Northern Iowa Dominates Division III Loras 84-48


December 20th, 2011 by Jim Field

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Deon Mitchell and Austin Pehl scored 13 points apiece to lead seven double-figure scorers for Northern Iowa in an 84-48 victory over Loras on Monday night.

Chip Rank added 12 points for the Panthers (10-1), who ran their winning streak to nine in a row. Marc Sonnen had 11, and Matt Morrison, Seth Tuttle and Anthony James scored 10 apiece.

Tim Kelly scored 11 points for the Division III Duhawks (2-8), who lost their fifth straight.

The Panthers shot 52 percent (29 of 56) and went 11 of 20 from 3-point distance. The Duhawks were limited to 35 percent shooting (18 of 51).

Northern Iowa forced 16 turnovers, committing only five, and turned that into a 27-3 edge on points off turnovers.

The Panthers reached 10-1 for just the sixth time in school history.