Michaela Dapprich had a game-high 18 points as Omaha defeated York 106-37 on Sunday afternoon.
Courtesy: Mark Kuhlmann

Omaha Cruises Past York, 106-37

Omaha Athletics | January 01, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. – Five Mavericks scored in double figures to lead Omaha to a 106-37 rout of York College Sunday afternoon at Sapp Fieldhouse.  The Mavericks improve to 7-7 overall (0-1 Summit League), while the Panthers are 0-14 (0-8 KCAC).

Senior guard Michaela Dapprich led the Mavericks with 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting with a pair of 3-pointers and six assists.  Senior forward Mikaela Shaw followed with 17 points, seven assists and seven rebounds.

Sophomore center Courtney Vaccher also scored in double figures, connecting on 7-of-7 from the field en route to 16 points and six rebounds.  Junior guard Moriah Dapprich added 13 points and eight rebounds.  Freshman forward Jay Bridgeman rounded out the double-figure scoring performances with 11 points, four rebounds and three steals.

Greer Kleber led York with 11 points off the bench, while Jesse Poneoma finished with seven points.

UNO controlled the glass, outrebounding York, 46-21, and outscored the Panthers in the paint, 48-14.  The Mavericks only turned the ball over six times and converted 24 York turnovers into 35 points.  Omaha set season-highs in assists (30) and steals (16).

Omaha started the game on a 10-2 run and never looked back.  Vaccher opened the game with a layup, before back-to-back 3-pointers from junior guard Remy Davenport and Michaela Dapprich increased the UNO advantage to 8-2 with 7:33 to go in the first quarter.  After a basket from York’s Jacqueline Esquivel, Bridgeman converted an opportunity in the paint, and a pair of buckets from Shaw ballooned the Maverick lead to 16-4 with 3:16 left in the period.  The Panthers would get no closer than 10 points the rest of the stanza.

The Mavericks opened the second quarter on an 18-2 run as they pushed to lead to 33 points.  Sophomore guard Amber Vidal picked off a York pass and scored a fast break layup to open the scoring for UNO.  A layup by Vaccher and a trey by Moriah Dapprich pushed the Omaha lead to 24 points with 7:58 left in the first half.  Davenport and junior guard Marissa Preston hit back-to-back 3-pointers as the lead increased to 33.  Another three from Michaela Dapprich gave Omaha its biggest lead of the half at 36 points with 26 seconds left in the period, before a three-point play from York’s Kat Mosely made the halftime score 52-19.

Omaha’s lead grew to 50 points midway through the third quarter on buckets from Bridgeman and Preston.  UNO reached the century mark with 2:19 left in regulation on a 3-pointer from sophomore guard Ellie Brecht.  Another trey from senior guard Abi Lujan with 1:30 remaining gave Omaha its largest lead of the game at 70 points, 105-35, before going on to the 106-37 victory.

Omaha returns to Summit League action on Thursday, Jan. 5, hosting IUPUI.  Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at Baxter Arena, 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.

Game Notes
  • The 69-point win was the largest margin of victory for Omaha this season.
  • The Mavericks went 38-of-68 (.559) from the floor to tie their season-best.
  • UNO set season-high marks in assists (30) and steals (16).
  • Mikaela Shaw made her 100th career start on Sunday afternoon and was in double-figure scoring for the 45th straight game.

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