Iowa Women Roll Past Minnesota Thursday Night


February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Earlier this week when asked what her team needed to do to replace the game-night contributions of Jamie Printy, Samantha Logic suggested quietly that everyone else on the women’s basketball team at the University of Iowa needed to do just a little more than they would have before the Hawkeyes’ all-Big Ten guard was lost for the season. Thursday night on Mediacom Court in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the multi-talented freshman guard from Racine, Wis., did exactly that and a little more for good measure to lead Bluder’s Bunch to a convincing 75-58 victory over Minnesota in the Hawkeyes’ annual “Pink Game” in support of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Logic completed her night with 20 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. Morgan Johnson led all scorers with 23 points. In addition to becoming the 32nd Hawkeye to score 1,000 points in their career, Iowa’s post player also had eight rebounds and three blocked shots. Kamille Wahlin added 19 points and five three-point baskets, and Kelly Krei added nine rebounds on Kelli Krei Bobblehead Night. The victory was Iowa’s fourth straight and second in a row since the loss of Printy. It pushed Iowa’s Big Ten Conference record to 7-5 and the team’s overall mark to 15-10. The Gophers fell to 4-8 in league play – a mark that includes a victory over league-leading and nationally ranked Ohio State – and 12-14 for the season.

Iowa returns to action Sunday when Bluder’s Bunch entertains Michigan State at 2 p.m. in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Spartans carried a 6-4 Big Ten record and a 14-9 overall mark into their game against Northwestern Thursday in East Lansing, Mich.