Mikaela Shaw scored a career-high 25 points to go with eight rebounds to lead the UNO women to their third straight win Saturday, 65-41 over Denver, on Senior Day at the Sapp Fieldhouse.
The Mavs' lone senior, Ericka House, had seven points, three rebounds and two assists in her final home game. Shaw helped make sure House's final game was a winner, hitting 11-of-16 from the floor and 2-of-2 from the free throw line to surpass her previous career best of 17, which she had on Thursday in the win over South Dakota.
The Mavericks (12-14, 4-8 Summit League) scored the game's first eight points, four each by Shaw and Madi Robson. After Denver (6-21, 4-8 Summit League) made it 8-4, Shaw hit two more baskets and Victoria Trowbridge hit a short jumper from the baseline to give UNO a 14-6 advantage.
The Mavs swarmed the Pioneers on the defensive end and were efficient on the offensive end, scoring on five straight possessions to build a 25-13 lead on a House jumper at the 8:16 mark. The Mavs went up 28-13 with 7:06 left in the half on basket and free throw from Shaw.
UNO led by 10 at the break and took control with a 7-0 run out of the gate to go up 40-23 with 18:05 to play. Denver crept back to within 40-27, but Omaha blew it open with a 21-8 run over the next 12:59 to take a 61-35 lead with 4:07 left on a trey by Robson.
Alison Janecek was the only Denver player in double figures with 10 points.