Preston's buzzer beater lifts Mavs to victory
The Omaha women’s basketball team defeated South Dakota State 83-82 on Saturday afternoon at Baxter Arena. The Mavericks move to 11-11 overall (4-5 Summit League), while the Jackrabbits are now 16-5 (7-2 Summit League).
Senior forward Michaela Dapprich led the Mavericks in scoring, finishing with a team-high 17-points on 8-of-16 shooting. Dapprich added four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals.
Junior guard Marissa Preston, making her first start of the season, added 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting with a 5-of-6 effort from beyond the arc and added five assists.
Junior guard Remy Davenport had 13 points, four rebounds, a steal and an assist. Sophomore guard Ellie Brecht contributed 11 points, including three treys, while senior forward Mikaela Shaw chipped in 10 points, nine boards, six assists and two blocks.
Ellie Thompson led four double-digit scorers for South Dakota State, finishing with a game-high 23 points. Thompson went 8-of-19 from the field including a perfect 7-of-7 from the line. Madison Guebert has 21 points including five 3-pointers. Clarissa Ober and Kerri Young each had 16 points with Ober grabbing nine rebounds.
As a team, Omaha shot 47.5 percent (29-of-61) from the floor to South Dakota State’s 42.4 percent (28-of-62). UNO finished 55.2 percent (16-for-29) behind the arc, while SDSU came in at 43.8 percent (7-of-16). The Mavericks were 9-of-10 at the line, while the Pioneers managed 82.6 percent (19-of-23). South Dakota State held a 38-31 advantage on the boards, while Omaha led in assists, 24-19.
Omaha returns to action on Thursday, Feb. 2, visiting IUPUI. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. CT at The Jungle in Indianapolis, Ind., and Donny Baarns will have the radio call on 1180 Zone 2 and links to live stats, audio and video will be available on OMavs.com.