Husker Update: Women’s Basketball, Gymnastics

Women’s Basketball

Nebraska used an 11-0 first-quarter run, and an explosive 14-point run over a 5:25 stretch in the third and fourth quarters on its way to an impressive 65-50 women’s basketball victory over Wisconsin on Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Sophomore guard Leigha Brown fueled a strong performance by the Big Red bench, leading the Huskers with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, while freshman forward Isabelle Bourne added career bests off the bench with 11 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots. The Nebraska bench outscored the Badger reserves 29-9 on the night to help the Huskers improve to 13-2 overall and 3-1 in the Big Ten. It is Nebraska’s best 15-game start to a season since opening 14-1 in its first year in the Big Ten in 2011-12.

Nebraska returns to road Big Ten action on Sunday by traveling to Rutgers on Sunday afternoon. Tip-off between the Huskers and Scarlet Knights is set for 1 p.m.

Gymnastics

The No. 15 Nebraska women’s gymnastics team (1-1, 0-0 Big Ten) defeated the Southern Utah Thunderbirds (0-1, 0-0 MRGC) at the America First Event Center in Cedar City, Utah. The Huskers won the meet by a score of 196.375-195.275.

The Huskers set or tied 14 career-high scores during the meet. Senior Taylor Houchin won the vault title with a score of 9.975 and a share of the bars title with freshman Clara Colombo with a score of 9.875. Senior Sierra Hassel won the beam title with a score of 9.925 and a share of the floor title with a score of 9.95.

Nebraska returns to the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Jan. 16 for a Big Ten matchup with Penn State. The meet will begin at 6 p.m.

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