The University of Nebraska at Omaha women continued their solid start with a 63-37 win against Southwest Minnesota State on Sunday afternoon at Sapp Fieldhouse.
The Mavericks (4-1), who jumped to an 8-0 lead in a game they never trailed, held SMSU to 23.1-percent shooting in their best defensive effort of the season. UNO held the Mustangs (1-4) to 16-percent shooting in the first half to take a 26-10 halftime lead. The 10 points allowed in the half were the fewest since the Mavs gave up 10 in the second half against Dana on Nov. 15, 2007.
In the second half, UNO led by as many as 35 at 59-24 with 6:03 remaining. The Mavs were solid inside, holding a 51-33 rebounding edge and a 38-8 advantage with points in the paint.
Casse Vaughn led UNO with 11 points and chipped in six rebounds. Cathleen Cox of Elkhorn finished with a season-high 10 points off the bench on 4-of-6 shooting.
Carolyn Blair-Mobley had eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds, while Paige Frauendorfer of Humphrey, Neb., added eight points and eight boards as nine Mavs scored.
Alison Nagel had a game-high 19 points in 17 minutes for the Division II Mustangs.
UNO’s eight-game home stand continues Friday with a 7 p.m. game against UT Arlington.