No. 19 Iowa beats Robert Morris 85-67
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Melissa Dixon scored 21 points and Kali Peschel a career-high 19 as No. 19 Iowa beat Robert Morris 85-67 on Sunday.
Dixon, who became the 32nd 1,000 career point scorer for Iowa, made 6 of 11 shots from beyond the arc. Bethany Doolittle added 12 points. The Hawkeyes (2-0), made 31 of 63 shots for 49.2 percent. Samantha Logic had 14 rebounds and 11 assists, her 25th career double-double.
Anna Niki Stamolamprou scored a career-high 21 points to lead the Colonials (0-1), the defending Northeast Conference champions. Megan Smith and Ashley Ravelli added 11 points each and Rebeca Navarro 10. The Colonials shot just 37.5 percent.
Iowa, which has been to the last seven NCAA tournaments, scored the last eight points of the first half to lead 42-31. Dixon's 3-pointer with 9:58 left had Iowa ahead 63-52 and it led by double figures the rest of the way.