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.