The Score Sheet: High school basketball returns, Hawks set to take on Sparty

Tonight’s slate

Charles City versus Sumner-Fredricksburg: girls only, KCHA radio

South Winneshiek vs Postville (B/G)

Turkey Valley vs Central Elkader (B/G)

Sumner-Fred vs Denver (boys)

#18 Iowa 72, #14 Rutgers 66

Megan Gustafson scored 32 points and added 12 rebounds as 18th ranked Iowa beat 14th ranked Rutgers 72-66, handing the Scarlet Knights their first Big Ten loss. Iowa coach Lisa Bluder.

 

Bluder says the Hawkeyes did a good job against the Rutgers defense.

 

The win was the fourth straight for the Hawkeyes who improve to 6-2 in the Big Ten.

#2 Baylor 84, #20 Iowa State 69

Second ranked Baylor outscored Iowa State 25-12 in the third quarter in an 84-69 win over the 20th ranked Cyclones. Senior Bridget Carleton scored 24 points in the opening half before being saddled with foul trouble. She finished with 28.

 

Alexa Middleton chipped in with 18 points but the Cyclones made only seven of 25 from three point range.

 

Iowa State falls to 4-3 in the Big 12.

#6 Michigan State at #19 Iowa 

Transition defense has been the focus as the 19th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes get set to host sixth ranked Michigan State. The Spartans hammered the Hawkeyes 90-68 back in early December.

 

That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery who says the Hawkeyes need to have good shot selection.

 

The Hawkeyes will be out to snap the Spartans’ 20-game winning streak in Big Ten play.