Courier sports staff
---- — IOWA CITY – Bethany Doolittle shot 10 of 13 from the field and scored 22 points as Iowa upset No. 14 Dayton 97-93 in overtime on Sunday in the Hawkeye Challenge.
Samantha Logic hit a 3-pointer for Iowa with nine seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 90 and force overtime.
Iowa (2-0) held a 77-63 lead with under 10 minutes remaining in the second half and was up 85-79 with three minutes to play. But Dayton (1-1) then scored 11 straight points to take a 90-85 lead with 32 seconds left.
Iowa held the Flyers to just 3 points in overtime and scored 5 of its 7 points in the extra frame on free throws.
Ally Disterhoft scored 19 points for the Hawkeyes and Logic added 16. Andrea Hoover led Dayton with 23.
Dayton is coming off a 28-3 season. Both teams lost in the second round of last season's NCAA Tournament.
Iowa St. defeats North Dakota 84-55
AMES – Hallie Christofferson scored a career-high 32 points to go along with 11 rebounds as No. 23 Iowa State beat North Dakota 84-55 Sunday in the season opener for both teams.
Iowa State struggled to break away from North Dakota for most of the first half, but the Cyclones closed the first half on a 14-5 run, pushing their half-time lead to 47-35. North Dakota never threatened in the second half.
Nicole Blaskowsky scored 14 points and added a career-high 10 rebounds while Nikki Moody added 10 points of her own.
Madi Buck led North Dakota with 16 points, and Megan Lauck scored 13 of her own. Mia Loyd led the team with 10 rebounds. North Dakota struggled from the field, shooting only 30 percent.
The win brought Iowa State's season-opener record to a perfect 19-0 under head coach Bill Fennelly.