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Claire Killian scores 14 in UNO women's loss to UMKC

Claire Killian scores 14 in UNO women's loss to UMKC

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UMKC used a 16-0 run midway through the first half to grab control as the Kangaroos downed the UNO women 76-66 Saturday afternoon, sweeping the weekend series.

UMKC rallied from seven down at halftime to defeat the Mavs on Friday, hitting 12 second-half 3-pointers. The 3s were falling early Saturday for the Kangaroos.

They hit six of them in the first 13 minutes in building a lead in they wouldn’t relinquish. Three of those 3s came during the 16-0 run that put the Kangaroos ahead 29-12 with 6:28 left in the half. The Mavs weren’t able to get closer than seven the rest of the day.

UNO hit six 3s of its own in the fourth quarter, pulling within 65-58 after a Claire Killian 3-pointer with 2:53 left. But UMKC quickly regained its double-digit lead and closed out the win.

Killian led UNO (2-11) with 14 points as she hit four of her team’s 11 3-pointers. Sarah Schmitt added 12 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, while Elena Pilakouta had 10 points and eight rebounds.

UNO returns home to face North Dakota on Friday.

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