The UNO women’s basketball team won its third straight game with a 76-48 blowout of Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday afternoon at Sapp Fieldhouse.
Ericka House led the Mavericks (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.
The Mavs 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 run. The Mavs led 32-24 at the half.
UNO built the lead to 53-32 with 10:33 remaining after a 7-0 run that included a 3-pointer by House and back-to-back buckets by Anderson. The Mavs led by as many as 30 points late in the contest.
UNO shot 47.3 percent (26 of 55) from the field, while UAPB shot 29.0 percent (18 of 62).
Madi Robson had nine points, five assists and five rebounds for UNO. 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.
The Mavericks are on the road next weekend in California — at Cal State-Bakersfield at 3 p.m. Saturday and Long Beach State at 4 p.m. Sunday.