Josie Filer finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the UNO women to a 73-61 win over North Dakota on Friday afternoon at Baxter Arena.
The win moves UNO (3-11, 2-7 Summit) past North Dakota (2-18, 2-12) into eighth place in the league standings. The teams will play again Saturday at 3 p.m.
UNO used a 12-2 run midway through the first half to build an 18-13 lead and maintained the lead the rest of the way. Lauren Frost and Akili Felici capped that run with back-to-back 3-pointers.
The Mavs then hit two more 3s in a 10-0 run that widened the lead to 45-24 midway through the third quarter. North Dakota whittled its deficit to 53-46 with six minutes left, but that’s as close as it got as 16 of the Mavs’ last 20 points came at the foul line.
UNO, which snapped a three-game losing streak, was good from the free throw line all day, finishing 27 of 34. Claire Killian was 10 of 10 as she added 15 points, seven rebounds and three steals.
North Dakota grabbed 19 offensive rebounds, but shot 34.2% from the field.