Freshman Caitlin Clark, the nation’s main scorer, had 23 factors, seven rebounds and 7 assists, Monika Czinano additionally scored 23 factors, and No. 5 seed Iowa beat Twelfth-seeded Central Michigan 87-72 within the first spherical of the NCAA Event
SAN ANTONIO — Freshman Caitlin Clark, the nation’s main scorer, had 23 factors, seven rebounds and 7 assists, Monika Czinano additionally scored 23 factors, and No. 5 seed Iowa beat Twelfth-seeded Central Michigan 87-72 on Sunday within the first spherical of the NCAA Event.
Iowa (19-9) advances to play the winner of the Kentucky-Idaho State recreation on Tuesday.
Clark had 15 factors and 5 assists by means of the primary 14 minutes — earlier than selecting up her second foul with 3:33 within the half on a charging name. Iowa was comfortably forward on the break, 48-37, partially as a result of the nation’s seventh main scorer, Micaela Kelly, picked up three fouls within the first quarter for Central Michigan.
Clark was held to 2 factors within the third quarter however teammate McKenna Warnock, who was scoreless within the first half, scored 11 straight Iowa factors — capped by a 3-pointer to offer the Hawkeyes a 63-52 lead. Clark scored the primary 4 factors of the fourth quarter to begin Iowa’s 8-3 run to construct an 18-point lead.
Warnock secured her third straight double-double with 13 factors and 10 rebounds for Iowa. Czinano, who set the Massive Ten Event file with 107 factors over 4 video games, was 10 of 18 from the sector as Iowa shot 46.2%. Kate Martin matched Clark with three 3-pointers, and scored 13 factors — all within the first quarter.
Kelly, averaging 23.9 factors, completed with 23 factors and 4 3-pointers in 27 minutes for Central Michigan (18-9). Molly Davis, rating twenty second at 20.9 factors, was simply 7 of 18 from the sector for 18 factors with six rebounds and 5 steals.
Kelly made two 3-pointers within the opening 4 minutes of the third quarter, and Kyra Bussell added a putback to drag Central Michigan inside 54-48. However that is as shut because the Chippewas would get within the second half.
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