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Logic’s reputation for toughness is growing

[ 0 ] December 24, 2013 |

The legend of Samantha Logic continues to grow.

Iowa’s junior point guard garnered attention earlier this season for her toughness.

Logic shrugged off a chipped tooth to hit a game-tying 3-pointer in an overtime win over Dayton.

The legend of Logic’s toughness grew when she came back from a cut above her eye that required eight stitches to help the Hawkeyes rally past No. 22 Syracuse.

Then, a week later when the gash was reopened in a game at Iowa State. In another legendary tale Logic had the stitches redone, without the help of novocaine.

“I can’t imagine how bad that hurt,” Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said last week. “Her eye was black and blue from the first time she had stitches in it, then to have that rip open again, then she had to have the stitches again without novocaine.”

The legend of Logic grew a little more Saturday as she posting the second triple-double of her career in a 73-51 win over Drake.

Logic had 12 points, 10 assists and a game-high 17 rebounds in the win over the Bulldogs and was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.

“For her to come out and get 17 rebounds as our point guard, that is pretty amazing,” Bluder said. “That is just amazing.”

Logic is one of three players in school history to record a triple double (Kachine Alexander and Cara Consuegra are the others), and the only current Big Ten player with two career triple-doubles.

Her other came in 2012 against Michigan when she finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.

Logic missed just one shot Saturday, finishing 6-of-7 from the floor and had nine of her 17 rebounds in the second half after Iowa was outrebounded by six in the first half.

“I think we took that to hear that we were losing the rebounding war,” Logic said. “That’s something that we can’t do, at least not a lot.”

With her 10 assists Saturday, Logic moved into second place on the all-time assist chart at Iowa, surpassing Michelle Edwards. Logic now has 441 career assists.

DOOLITTLE MOVES UP: Junior center Bethany Doolittle had a career-high seven blocked shots Saturday and moved past former Hawkeye and current Drake coach Jennie Baranczyk on the all-time career list.

Doolittle has 117 career blocks.

HOLIDAY BREAK: The Hawkeyes will take some time off for the holidays before returning to action Saturday against North Dakota.

Players will return Thursday and practice Thursday and Friday before hosting North Dakota on Saturday.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR SCHNEDEN: Freshman forward Hailey Schneden joined the Hawkeyes as a walk-on this fall but will be on scholarship this spring.

A Davenport Assumption graduate, the 6-foot-2 Schneden has played in six games, scoring eight points and grabbing four rebounds.

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