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No. 9 Iowa 80, Pacific 60

December 8, 1996

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) _ Angela Hamblin scored 17 points to lead No. 9 Iowa over Pacific 80-60 Saturday night in the second round of the Kona Women’s Basketball Classic.

Iowa opened the second half with a 10-5 run to take a 52-23 lead. The Tigers outscored the Hawkeyes the rest of the way, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the huge deficit.

Pacific took a 12-8 lead on Eden Palacio’s three-point play with 12:43 left in the first half. But Iowa then scored 20 straight points to take a 28-12 lead with 5:32 remaining in the half.

Pacific went nine minutes without a basket during one stretch in the first half.

Susan Koering and Amy Herrig each scored 14 points for Iowa (4-1).

Martha Yarborough led Pacific (0-4) with 17 points. Kate McAllister added 15 points for the Tigers.

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