OMAHA, Neb. – The Omaha women’s basketball team defeated Wofford on Sunday afternoon in impressive fashion, defeating the Terriers 89-64 at Baxter Arena. With the win, Omaha improved to 3-3 (0-0 Summit League), while Wofford fell to 3-2 (0-0 SoCon).
Senior Mikaela Shaw led all scorers with a season-high 21 points, shooting 56.3 percent (9-for-16) from the field. Shaw grabbed five rebounds, had two assists, two steals and a blocked shot.
Freshman Jay Bridgeman, senior Michaela Dapprich and junior Moriah Dapprich each had nine points in the win. Bridgeman added five boards and a blocked shot. Junior Remy Davenport had five points, five rebounds and six assists while junior Marissa Preston added five points, five rebounds and five assists.
Kelsey Lambdin led Wofford with 13 points and five rebounds while Kentra Washington added 13 points and three boards.
As a team, Omaha shot a season-high 53.7 percent (36-of-67) from the floor, 39.1 percent (9-of-23) from long distance and 80 percent (8-of-10) from the stripe. Wofford finished at a 48.1 percent clip (26-of-54) from the field, 50 percent (5-of-10) from 3-point distance and 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from the line. The Mavericks held the edge in rebounding (40-19), assists (24-16), blocks (5-1) and steals (7-5).
The Mavericks battled to a 21-17 lead at the end of the first quarter thanks to seven points and two rebounds from Michaela Dapprich.
Omaha built its lead to nine points early in the second quarter on baskets from Bridgeman and Preston. A pair of jumpers from Lambdin cut UNO’s lead to five with 5:15 left in the half, 26-21. Shaw sparked a 12-0 Maverick run with seven straight points on three layups and a free throw. Omaha scored the final six points of the half, taking a 44-24 lead at the intermission.
The Mavericks opened the second half outscoring Wofford 12-4 to advance the lead to 56-28 with 6:59 left in the third quarter. Back-to-back 3-pointers from Moriah Dapprich and Amber Vidal gave Omaha a 32 point lead at 66-34. Sophomore Ellie Brecht’s trey at the 2:00 mark of the period gave UNO its largest lead of the game at 71-36. Wofford used a late 5-2 run to cut the lead to 73-41 entering the fourth quarter.
The Terriers opened the final quarter on a 15-7 run to cut the Mavericks’ lead to 24 points. A 3-pointer from freshman Alexa Fisher and a layup from sophomore Kalen Phillips moved the lead back to 30 at 89-59 before going on to the 89-64 victory.
Omaha continues its four-game homestand on Thursday, Dec. 1, hosting Lincoln University at Baxter Arena.