ROCHESTER, Mich. — The UNO women’s basketball team rallied from a 12-point second-half deficit to knock off Oakland 67-63 on Saturday.
The Mavericks (15-7, 5-5 Summit) snapped a four-game road skid in conference games.
Paige Frauendorfer led four Mavs in double-figure scoring with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Taijhe Kelly added a season-high 10 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots for her first double-double of the season.
Jamie Nash had 13 points, five assists and four steals, and Ericka House hit 4 of 9 from 3-point range to finish with 12 points.
Oakland (8-13, 2-7) opened up a 19-9 lead to begin the game and fended off a Maverick rally that had cut it to 21-18 with 7:51 left in the half. The Golden Grizzlies built the lead to 10 again with 3:47 to play in the first half, but UNO closed the half on a 9-4 run to pull within 36-31 at the break.
Oakland pushed the lead to 47-35 with 17:01 to play on a jumper by Amy Carlton, but the Mavs gradually began to take over the game after that. Frauendorfer scored back-to-back baskets to make it 47-39.
Frauendorfer cut the lead to three with a free throw with 3:37 remaining, and Kelly whittled the margin down to 61-60 with a layup with 2:06 left. Nash hit the go-ahead basket with 38 seconds left for a 62-61 Maverick lead.
Oakland’s Victoria Lipscomb misfired on a shot with 21 seconds left, and Nash hit two free throws, forced a steal, hit another free throw, then rebounded her own missed free throw to ice the game.
The Mavericks host Western Illinois on Thursday and IUPUI on Saturday.