Forward Franthea Price and guard Michelle Edwards played key roles in leading Iowa past Cal State Long Beach, 82-75, Saturday in the first round of the Northern Illinois women's basketball tournament at DeKalb, Ill.
Trailing at halftime, 35-32, the 49ers opened a 71-63 lead with 5:06 to play, but Price and Edwards each scored six points during a 16-2 run by Iowa.
Edwards finished with 21 points, 14 in the second half, and 12 assists. Price scored 22 points. The Hawkeyes are 4-0.
Guard Penny Toler led the 49ers (1-1) with 31 points and 7 assists. Shannon Smith scored 13 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.