OMAHA, Neb. – Omaha jumped out to a 10-0 lead and cruised to a 98-49 win over Lincoln University on Thursday night at Baxter Arena. The Mavericks improved to 4-3 (0-0 Summit League), while the Blue Tigers are now 1-4 (0-0 MIAA).
Ellie Brecht led all scorers with a career-high 22 points in just 19 minutes, hitting 8-of-13 field goals, including 6-of-10 from 3-point range.
Remy Davenport matched a career-high, dishing out six assists to just two turnovers, and scored 11 points along with three rebounds. Moriah Dapprich added five points and 11 boards. Jay Bridgeman had 10 points and five rebounds.
Erica Gibbons led Lincoln with 20 points and blocked two shots. Tyler Brown-Henderson chipped in nine points and four boards.
As a team, the Mavericks shot a season-high 55.9 percent (38-of-68) from the floor, 41.9 percent (13-of-31) from 3-point distance and 81.8 percent (9-of-11) from the free throw line. The Blue Tigers finished at 33.9 percent (20-of-59) from the field, 10 percent (2-of-20) from long range and 87.5 percent (7-of-8) from the stripe. UNO held the edge in rebounding (51-16) and assists (26-7).
Omaha held Lincoln scoreless for nearly three minutes while building its 10-0 lead to start the game. Davenport capped the run with a 3-pointer. Omaha led 30-11 at the end of the first quarter.
The Mavericks continued to blister the net in the second quarter shooting 66.7 percent (12-of-18) and took a 45-15 lead midway through the period on a trey from Brecht. Omaha pushed the lead to 37 points when Bridgeman scored in the paint with 1:53 left in the half. UNO took a 58-17 advantage into the intermission after a Kalen Phillips’ free throw.
Omaha’s third quarter performance was characterized by sharing the basketball. Eight different Mavericks scored in the period as 11 made field goals yielded seven assists. Michaela Dapprich led the way with seven points and three assists in the third. The Mavericks pushed their lead to 50 points in the closing moments of the period when Brecht converted a layup. Shamirah Johnson’s 3-pointer cut the lead to 84-37 at the end of the quarter.
Omaha grabbed its largest lead of the game at 92-41 with a Phillips’ layup midway through the fourth quarter. A quick 4-0 run from the Blue Tigers stopped the Maverick momentum. Abi Lujan sank a pair of free throws to make the final score 98-49.
Omaha wraps up a four-game homestand on Sunday, Dec. 4 against Kansas State at Baxter Arena. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.