Omaha Collegiate Sports: Northern Iowa Out Shoots Lady Mavs

The Omaha women’s basketball program dropped an 81-45 result to Northern Iowa Tuesday evening inside Baxter Arena.

The Mavericks (4-7) were limited to just 17 second-half points as the Panthers (6-3) pulled away for the win.

As a team, Omaha shot 17-of-57 (29.8%) and 3-of-21 from three (14.3%). The Mavericks were also .500 from the charity stripe on 8-of-16 shooting.

For Northern Iowa, the team shot over 50% from the field on 28-of-55 and 25% from deep (5-of-20). Free throws aided the Panthers as they were 20-of-22 from the line on 90.9%. UNI also had 37 points off 26 UNO turnovers.

The duo of Mariah Murdie and Rayanna Carter led the way with a team-high 11 points apiece. Claire Killian followed with nine points, while Josie Filer and Ella Ogier led the way with six rebounds each.

Karli Rucker had a game-high 19 points on 8-of-15 shooting. Kristina Cavey followed with 11 points and a game-high seven boards. Teammates Rose Simon-Ressler and Bre Gunnels had 10 points apiece to round out the Panthers’ double-digit scoring.

Omaha returns to action this Sunday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. for a showdown with Cleveland State inside Baxter Arena. The game also marks a basketball doubleheader with the men’s team, who plays UTRGV at 12:30 p.m. earlier that day.