Gustafson, Stewart lead way in win for No. 17 Iowa women

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Megan Gustafson scored 25 points, Hannah Stewart added 21 and No. 17 Iowa used a 10-2 game-ending run to pull away from Purdue in a 72-58 victory on Sunday.

The victory was the sixth in a row for Iowa (16-4, 7-2 Big Ten) as the Hawkeyes improved to 11-0 at home and avenged a 62-57 loss at Purdue on Jan. 10.

Leading by five with two minutes to go, Stewart scored to lead off the final surge, including four free throws from Gustafson.

Gustafson grabbed 11 rebounds in posting her 19th double-double this season. Stewart was 10 of 12 with seven boards. The Hawkeyes shot 53 percent, outscoring the Boilermakers 46-20 in the paint.

Dominique Oden scored 17 points, Karissa McLaughlin 16 with four 3-pointers and Ae’Rianna Harris 12 for Purdue (15-7, 6-3 Big Ten.)

Iowa led by 13 early in the third quarter but Harris and McLaughlin combined for 15 points during a run that resulted in a tie before a Stewart bucket put Iowa back on top for good heading into the fourth.