WICHITA, Kan. – The freshman duo of Alie Decker and Michaela Dapprich combined for 34 points to power Wichita State to a non-conference victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 81-43, Saturday afternoon in Charles Koch Arena.
Decker and Dapprich set career highs with 19 and 15 points respectively in the dominating effort over the Lady Lions (2-5).
The Shockers (5-5) used a 17-2 first half run including seven points from Dapprich and a three-pointer from Decker to distance themselves from the Lady Lions, 21-7, with 10:20 remaining in the first half.
The run propelled the Shockers to a 37-17 lead heading into halftime.
UAPB was held to just 33 percent from the floor and turned the ball over 26 times which resulted in 29 points for the Shockers.
Lakendra Marsh and Chigozianyi Okwumabua each contributed with 11 points to lead the Lady Lions.
The Lady Lions will host Nebraska-Omaha at 6 p.m. Monday inside the H.O. Clemmons Arena in Pine Bluff. After opening the season with eight straight games at home, Omaha will play its first road game of the year.
Omaha enters the contest with a 6-2 record, its best start since 2007-08 when the Mavs started 14-1. Monday’s contest will be the first meeting between the Mavericks and the Lady Lions.
Senior guard Paige Frauendorfer leads the Mavs in scoring with 14 points per game and tallies almost nine rebounds per game. Cassidy Wright, who averages 11.2 points per game, leads UAPB. Okwumabua adds 10.8 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game.