Gustafson nets 29, No. 13 Iowa tops Western Kentucky 104-67
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Megan Gustafson made all 13 of her shots and scored 29 points, Makenzie Meyer hit five 3-pointers and scored a career-high 21 points and No. 13 Iowa beat Western Kentucky 104-67 on Tuesday night.
Gustafson became the second player in program history to surpass 1,000 career rebounds with six boards in the first half. She scored 12 straight points spanning the third-quarter break.
Hannah Stewart added 14 points for Iowa (3-0), which has its highest ranking since the Feb. 16, 2016.
Raneem Elgedawy and Alexis Brewer each scored 14 points — with 26 coming in the first half — for Western Kentucky (0-3), which faced ranked Louisville in its opener and later Oklahoma.
NO. 16 MISSOURI 65, MISSOURI STATE 61
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham and Grace Berg each scored 12 points to lead Missouri.
Akira Levy added 11 points for Missouri (2-0). Cunningham, who scored 30-plus in her two previous games, was held to 4-of-10 shooting, missing all four of her 3-point attempts.
Missouri coach Robin Pingeton is one win away from 150 at Mizzou and 16 away from 500 career victories.
Danielle Gitzen scored 16 points and Sydney Manning 11 for Missouri State (0-2).
Kianna Smith added 16 points for California. Thomas made two free throws with 45 seconds left in the fourth to reach 1,000 career points, the 30th player in program history to reach the mark.
Paisley Johnson led BYU (1-1) with 14 points and Shaylee Gonzales added 13.