Lady Mavs Basketball Rolls Over Graceland

The Omaha women’s basketball team cruised to its fifth win of the season Thursday night, defeating Graceland University 96-69 at Baxter Arena.  The Mavericks improve to 5-2 (0-0 Summit League), while Graceland remains 4-5 (1-0 HAAC) as the contest counts as an exhibition game for the Yellowjackets.

Junior guard Ellie Brecht led all scorers with a career-high 29 points on 10-of-14 shooting with seven 3-pointers.  Brecht also had a team-best seven rebounds with three assists.  Junior guard Jess Walter added 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting, along with five assists and four rebounds.

Freshman Claire Killian chipped in eight points, four rebounds and three assists.  Sophomore Jay Bridgemanwent 3-of-4 from the floor, including a 3-pointer, for eight points, four boards and a blocked shot.

Omaha welcomes College of Saint Mary to Baxter Arena on Sunday, Dec. 3.  Tipoff is set for 1 p.m.