No. 22 Nebraska women cruise past Omaha in opener 100-36

Nov 6, 2022, 10:01 PM | Updated: Nov 7, 2022, 12:02 pm

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Isabelle Bourne scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds as No. 22 Nebraska opened the season with a 100-36 win over Omaha on Monday.

Allison Weidner added 19 points and nine rebounds, and South Dakota transfer Maddy Krull had 18 points with four 3-pointers for Nebraska. Alexis Markowski added 13 points and eight rebounds and Jaz Shelley had 10 assists. Annika Stewart scored 10 points as the Cornhuskers shot over 56%.

Elena Pilakouta had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Mavericks, who shot just 21%. Nineteen turnovers turned into 25 Nebraska points.

Nebraska scored the first 12 points of the game and led 44-17 at halftime before outscoring the Mavericks 33-9 in the third quarter.

The Cornhuskers returned all five starters from last season’s NCAA Tournament team but Sam Halby has been out with a knee injury and there is no timeline for her return.

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