CEDAR FALLS – Jen Keitel got the past of former Central DeWitt High School teammate Lindsay Smith as she led Northern Iowa past Illinois State 89-70 on Thursday in women’s basketball.
Keitel scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Northern Iowa to its sixth win in a row. The Panthers (17-11) are tied for first place in the Missouri Valley Conference at 13-4.
Smith, who went to Wisconsin after she and Keitel in first-team all-state honors and led DeWitt to the state tournament in 2011, transferred to Illinois State (9-18, 8-9) and now is starting there. She scored six points on 1-for-7 shooting.