OMAHA, Neb. — The Omaha women’s basketball team won its third straight game with a 76-48 blowout of Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday afternoon at the Sapp Fieldhouse.
Ericka House led the Mavs (3-2) with a season-high 20 points. Felicia Anderson added 15 points off the bench. Taijhe Kelly had 12 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. She also blocked five shots to move into second place all-time in school history with 133 for her career.
UAPB, coming off a 22-point loss at No. 11 Nebraska on Thursday as part of its two-game road trip through the state, dropped to 1-5. Charisse Carr led the Lady Lions with eight points on 3-of-6 shooting from the floor. Christina Lasane and Destiny Ham chipped in with seven points each.
The Mavericks led for good after a layup by Kelly made it 6-5 with 16:04 to play. Two free throws by Victoria Trowbridge with 3:33 left in the first half gave UNO a 27-16 lead, capping a 16-5 Maverick run. The Mavs led by eight, 32-24, at the half.
UNO built the lead to 21, 53-32, by the 10:33 mark of the second half after a 7-0 run aided by a 3-pointer by House and back-to-back buckets by Anderson. The Mavs led by as many as 30 late.
UNO shot 47.3 percent (26-of-55), while UAPB shot just 29.0 percent (18-of-62). Omaha was 6-of-19 (31.6 percent) from 3-point range, while the Golden Lions were 3-of-16 (18.8 percent).
Madi Robson had nine points, five assists and five rebounds. Mikaela Shaw had another solid all-around game with eight points, eight assists and six rebounds. Sami Pawlak had six points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Lanese Bough handled most of the point guard duties, replacing the injured Brianna Bogard, and had six assists.
UAPB will ened its six game road trip on Dec. 7 when the Lady Lions face Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas beginning at 7 p.m.