Caitlin Clark’s Impressive Performance Leads Iowa to Sweet 16 Round, Setting New Scoring Records

Caitlin Clark Breaks Women’s Scoring Record in Single Season as Iowa Advances to Sweet 16

Caitlin Clark, the 22-year-old senior and top scorer of the Iowa Hawkeyes, scored 32 points in a hard-fought win over West Virginia on Monday night in Iowa City. The second round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament presented a formidable challenge for the eighth-seeded West Virginia Mountaineers, but Clark’s exceptional performance brought her career total to 3,830 points, setting a new scoring record.

In the fourth quarter, the game was tied after a stunning 10-0 run by West Virginia. However, the Hawkeyes responded with a strong comeback effort of their own, scoring 12 points in just two minutes to secure the victory. Clark also set a new NCAA Division I women’s record for most points scored in a single season with 1,113 points, surpassing the previous record set by Kelsey Plum of Washington in 2016-17.

As she played her final collegiate game at home, Clark expressed gratitude and pride for her time at Iowa and thanked her teammates and fans for their unwavering support. She emphasized that their composure during challenging moments was crucial to their success and highlighted how important it is to use home court advantage to gain an edge over opponents. With this victory under their belts, Iowa will now face off against Colorado in Albany on Saturday in the Sweet 16 round of the tournament.

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