KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Nebraska at Omaha women may not have started their first game in the Summit League very strong.
But they finished just fine.
The Mavericks trailed by five at halftime after shooting 23.5 percent (8 of 34) from the field in the first 20 minutes. Then the team with the best nonconference recored in the league — the squad that was picked last out of the nine teams in the preseason conference poll — hit seven 3-pointers after halftime to rally past UMKC 61-44 Friday and record the first Summit win in program history.
Junior guard Ericka House hit seven 3s — tied for the second most all time by a Maverick — for a game-high 21 points. UNO, which improved to 9-2 overall, had two other players score in double figures as seniors Carolyn Blair-Mobley (14 points, 12 rebounds) and Paige Frauendorfer (11 points, 13 rebounds) notched double-doubles.
Senior Jamie Nash chipped in seven points, five rebounds, six assists and five steals.
The Mavs’ 11 3-pointers were a season high. UNO shot 46.9 percent from the field in the second half to finish at 34.8.
Meanwhile, the Kangaroos (4-10) were held to 30 percent shooting.
The Mavs return to action Sunday, traveling to South Dakota. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m.