CU Women Win Exhibition Opener 90-60

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Led by 54 points from their post players, the Creighton women downed Southwest Minnesota State 90-60 in exhibition play Wednesday night in Omaha.

The Bluejays are 23-1 in their last 24 preseason games dating back to 1998. The Bluejays have won their last 19 exhibition games, including all four played at D.J. Sokol Arena.

Creighton raced out to a 14-2 lead in the opening five minutes behind four points each from Alyssa Kamphaus, Sarah Nelson and Alexis Akin-Otiko.

The Bluejays continued to pour on the pressure throughout the first half, building a 24-point edge by halftime, 48-24. Creighton shot 57.1 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes (20-35), including a combined 13-of-17 (.765) from Kamphaus, Nelson and Akin-Otiko.

Southwest Minnesota State opened the second half on a 6-0 run to cut the Jays' lead to 18 on consecutive three-pointers, but that was as close as it would get.

The Jays reasserted their dominance in the second period with 16 points down low, stretching their lead to as much as 34 points in the closing minutes on a three-pointer from Nelson, who led all scorers with 21 points on 9-of-12 from the field.

Akin-Otiko had 18 points on 7-of-10 and Kamphaus finished with 15 points on 7-of-9. The Mustangs also had three players finish in double figures as Annessa Rosch had 15 points while Hope Bonlander and Bree Holleman each scored 10.

Creighton opens the regular season on Saturday, November 10th, hosting Oklahoma at 1:30 p.m.

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