SPORTS SHORTS: Iowa’s Molly Davis hopeful to return

Molly Davis

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s basketball redshirt senior Molly Davis suffered an injury to her right knee against Ohio State on Sunday, head coach Lisa Bluder announced Monday.

The 5-foot-7 guard is expected to undergo physical therapy to improve mobility for postseason play.

“While we feel for Molly that she got injured during Senior Day, we are so thankful that the injury she sustained is not season ending,” said Bluder. “Our program has appreciated everyone’s support and prayers as we look forward to her return at some point during the postseason.”

Davis has started 26 games this season and is averaging 6.1 points, 3.1 assists and is leading the team in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.51.

Clark collects another Big Ten Player of the Week honor

IOWA CITY — Iowa senior guard Caitlin Clark earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors a conference-best 11th time this season.

This marks Clark’s 29th weekly award from the conference, which is the most in Big Ten history. Former Hawkeye Megan Gustafson held the previous record at 23 weekly honors.

Clark recorded her 17th career triple-double and sixth of the season last Wednesday against Minnesota, finishing with 33 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. The West Des Moines also eclipsed Lynette Woodard’s AIAW all-time scoring mark in the process.

In Iowa’s win over No. 2 Ohio State on Sunday, Clark surpassed LSU’s Pete Maravich to become the NCAA’s men’s and women’s all-time scoring leader.

Hawkeyes’ Sandfort named B1G Player of the Week

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa junior Payton Sandfort has been named the Big Ten men’s basketball Player of the Week, it was announced Monday by the league office. It is the first weekly conference honor of Sandfort’s career.

Sandfort was also selected as Dick Vitale’s National Player of the Week.

Sandfort, a Waukee native, earned the distinctions after averaging 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, eight assists and 1.5 blocks in wins over Penn State and Northwestern.

Sandfort opened the week by recording the first triple-double in Iowa history, tallying 26 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and three blocks against Penn State. He made 18-of-19 free throws in the game, including a school-record 16 straight to close out the game.

In the road win at Northwestern, Sandfort notched his second straight 20-point game, finishing with 23 points, six assists and five rebounds.


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