Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Nebraska Women win over Minnesota

I was able to attend the Nebraska-Minnesota Big 10 women’s basketball game at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln last evening. It was a critical game for the Huskers who went into the game with a 19-8 overall and 9-7 Big 10 record. They were facing the Golden Gophers with a 22-6/11-5 record and with  6’5” Amanda Zahui B. who had averaged 33 points over her past 2 games. Nebraska got off to an early lead as shown on the scoreboard but the Gophers came back and led by a point in the first 10 minutes. However, the Huskers led 32-28 at the half and began the 2nd period with a 20-2 run. They went on to win 74-50 with Freshman Natalie Romeo scoring 21 points filling in for the injured Rachel Theriot.  She did it by making 6-13 3’s. Seward’s Emily Cady adding 17 while holding Zahui B. to 12, T. Loudermill and Allie Havers each having 10. Brandi Jeffery had 9 and Hallie Sample 7 to round out the scoring. All of the girls played aggressive defense. It was a great victory after having lost to Minnesota earlier in the season. Coach Connie Yori has done an excellent job of bringing the girls back after the season ending loss of team leader Theriot with an ankle injury. It was an enjoyable evening in an outstanding facility. The scoreboard is an electronic miracle in it’s own right with  current updates of percentage of 3’s, FT’s, and shots made as well as all the “normal” information. This win should assure the Huskers a spot in the NCAA  Tournament and who knows how far they may go if they play like they did last night.

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