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Iowa Women’s Basketball: One Game This Week Before Heading to Puerto Rico

Hawkeyes host Princeton Wednesday evening.

Makenzie Meyer drives to the basket in a loss against UNI.
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Iowa (2-1) plays tonight against Princeton (4-0) and then will travel to Puerto Rico to play in the Puerto Rico Clasico beginning next Wednesday.

The Hawkeyes went 1-1 last week as they still look to find the best rotations and clean up some gaps that were to be expected from losing three seniors.


Wednesday, November 20: Iowa vs. Princeton @ Carver-Hawkeye Arena, 6:30 p.m.

Scouting report from

  • Princeton is 4-0 on the season with wins over Rider, George Washington, Seton Hall, and Florida Gulf Coast.
  • Princeton played its last contest on Nov. 17 -- a 67-53 win over Florida Golf Coast.
  • Junior guard Carlie Littlefield leads the Tigers with 17.3 points per game., while senior Bella Alarie is second on the team, scoring 10.8 points per game.
  • Alarie leads Princeton with 7.3 rebounds per game with Littleton (6.3), freshman Ellie Mitchell (5.8), and senior Taylor Baur (5.5) following.
  • As a team, the Tigers are averaging 75.0 points per game and holding opponents to 56.0.
  • The Tigers are led by head coach Carla Berube in her first season as the head coach of the Princeton women’s basketball team. Berube won 80 percent of her games at her previous school, Tufts University, going 384-96 in 17 seasons while reaching the NCAA Division III final twice, the Final Four four times and the Sweet 16 nine times, including each of the last eight. In her last seven seasons at Tufts, her record was 197-24, with a winning percentage of .891 during those years.

Last Week’s Results

Iowa 86, North Alabama 81

Senior guards Makenzie Meyer and Kathleen Doyle led the way for Iowa scoring 21 and 20 points respectively.

North Alabama came into the game undefeated and have five seniors returning from a team that won 21 games last year. They played well and forced Iowa to play a strong four quarters to secure the win.

Junior Alexis Sevillian was out with a foot injury so freshman Gabbie Marshall got her first start and scored 13 points. Sophomore Monika Czinano was 9-9 shooting as she scored 18 points.

UNI 88, Iowa 66

The Hawkeyes traveled to Cedar Falls and found out that life on the road isn’t easy. Northern Iowa improved to 4-0 with a 22 point thumping of Iowa.

UNI shot 52.5% from the field and had 52 points scored from their bench players versus just 22 for Iowa.

Meyer was the leading scored for Iowa with 14 points and she was the only Hawkeye to score in double figures.

Stats Leader

Points Per Game: Kathleen Doyle (14.7)

Three Pointers Made: Gabbie Marshall (7)

Field Goal % (min 75% games played): Monika Czinano (84.2%)

Free Throw % (min 75% games played): McKenna Warnock (85.7%)

Rebounds Per Game: Amanda Ollinger (6.7)

Assists: Kathleen Doyle (14)

Steals: Kathleen Doyle (6)

Blocks: Amanda Ollinger (3)