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Women’s basketball finishes non-conference schedule 10-2

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Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 09:01

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Women’s basketball finished the non-conference slate in unusual fashion, smashing Indiana Dabney 83-39 on the road Saturday in a game that was called with two minutes remaining.  Leading by 44 the referees called the game due to Dabney’s short bench.

The Lions, out of Hammond, Ind., had only seven players available on the roster and had picked up several technical fouls throughout the contest.  Indiana Dabney is an exploratory member of the Unite States College Athletics Association.

UNO’s leading scorer Paige Frauendorfer led the Mavs with 16 points.  Frauendorfer is now just three points away from reaching 1,000 for her college career.

Teammate Jamie Nash, who reached the 1,000-point mark two days earlier in a win at Chicago State, was the second leading scorer with 12.  Ericka House and Carly Cator each had nine points.

Cator’s nine was a career-high.  Two other players, Kate Bayes and Myhiah Dotzler, reached milestones as well.  Against overmatched Indiana Dabney, Head Coach Chance Lindley was often able to empty his bench.

Bayes and Dotzler had only appeared in 11 other games combined, but both achieved career marks of seven points in a single game.  The Mavs ran out to a 13-0 lead and led 38-20 at halftime.

In the second half, UNO outscored the lions 45-19.  Carolyn Blair-Mobley scored seven points, Taijhe Kelly added six and Casse Vaughn and Stacia Gebers each had five.

Indiana Dabney did not provide a box score at the end of the game to count up rebounds, assists and other statistics.  Two days earlier the Mavs never trailed in a 62-47 win at Chicago State.

Frauendorfer was the top scorer in that game as well, scoring 13 points to go with 11 rebounds.  Nash scored 10 in a game that saw her not only reach the 1,000-point mark but set the school record for steals as well.

The senior from Verona, Mo. grabbed four steals to bring the school record to 332 for a career.  Other scorers in double figures included Blair-Mobley with 11, House with 10.  
Freshman Allison Jackson had a career day, picking up a solid 15 minutes.  Like Bayes and Dotzler two days later, Jackson set a career-high with six points to go with five rebounds.

UNO came out with the hot hand, starting the game shooting 7-for-10 from the field en route to finishing 47.1 percent for the game.  But most of the damage was done in the first half when the Mavs shot 16-of-23, and finished the first half with a 69.6 percent shooting mark.

The Summit League’s top shooting team, with an average of 41.7 percent per game, slide back to just 8-of-28 (28.6 percent) in the second half.  Five different UNO players scored the team’s first 11 points, and the Mavs jumped out to an 11-4 lead less than six minutes in.

With 7:43 left in the first half, Chicago State had cut the UNO lead to just five at 20-15.  But the Mavs ended the half on a 21-8 run to lead 41-23 at the break.

Early in the second half the Cougars went on another run, this time 10-0 and cut the Omaha lead to 12 at 45-33.  UNO responded defensively, and Chicago State never got any closer.

Although the Mavs failed to score for 11:42 of game time, they also held the Cougars scoreless for 8:18 and maintained a double digit lead.  Nash ended the drought and moved past the 1,000-point mark when she hit a 3-pointer with 6:37 left.

Two possessions later, House made a 3 of her own to push the lead to 51-33 and essentially end the game.  The Omaha defense held Chicago State to just 39.6 percent shooting on 19-of-48 from the field.

UNO was especially sloppy with the ball, committing 23 turnovers.  But the Mavs limited those turnovers to just 18 points.

UNO also set a season-high in turnovers forced, getting 21 from Chicago State and scoring 29 on those chances.  The one area the Mavs lost the battle was in points in the paint.

The Cougars scored 28 down low, compared to 20 for Omaha.

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