UAPB women doubled up by Iowa


IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Arkansas-Pine Bluff Lady Lions struggled from the field, shooting only 20 percent in a 76-38 loss to Iowa on Wednesday night.

UAPB fell to 1-2 with the loss, while the Hawkeyes of the Big Ten remained undefeated at 3-0.

The Lady Lions hit only 13-of-63 field goals and shot only 42.9 percent from the free-throw line (9-of-21). In the first half, UAPB shot a frosty 7-of-33 (21.2 percent) from the field. On the flip side, Iowa shot 51.4 percent, knocking down 18-of-35 field goals, building a 49-18 halftime lead.

The Hawkeyes cooled to 31 percent (11-for-35) in the second half, but UAPB remained cold, shooting only 20 percent (6-for-30). The second half was closer, but the mountain was too high to climb.

Christina Lasane had nine points and seven rebounds to lead UAPB. Carlisha Walker had 11 rebounds.

Bethany Doolittle and Melissa Dixon each had 17 points to pace Iowa. Ally Disterhoft added 12 points and nine rebounds, while Claire Till grabbed 12 rebounds.

Next up for UAPB is a trip to Cincinnati and a date with Xavier on Sunday afternoon. Tip time is 2 p.m.