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UNO Women end year with loss to Coyotes in Summit League Tournament

UNO Women end year with loss to Coyotes in Summit League Tournament

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Omaha women’s basketball program saw it season come to a close with a 99-40 loss to top-seeded South Dakota Saturday afternoon at The Denny Sanford PREMIERE Center.

Omaha finishes its season at 7-23 overall, while South Dakota improves 28-2 and advances to the semifinals.

LEADERS FOR OMAHA 
Both Ella Ogier and Mariah Murdie recorded double-digit performances. Ogier had a team-high 13 points with three rebounds, while Murdie had 10 points and six rebounds.

LEADERS FOR SOUTH DAKOTA 
Four Coyotes recorded double figures in the game as Ciara Duffy posted a game-high 17 points with six rebounds and six assists on 6-for-11 shooting. Monica Arena (16), Hannah Sjerven (14) and Chloe Lamb (11) posted double-digit efforts.

INSIDE THE FIRST HALF 
South Dakota built an early lead and increased it to double digits (16-6) at the 4:46 mark in the first quarter. The Coyote eventually went on a run and led 31-9 after the first quarter. At the half, Omaha fell into a 64-18 deficit.

INSIDE THE SECOND HALF 
Omaha was outscored 16-10 in the third quarter and saw the game at 80-28 after three. A 19-12 Coyote fourth quarter closed out the game at 99-40.

NOTING TODAY’S GAME 
•    Senior Rayanna Carter finishes her Maverick career with 511 points, 146 rebounds and 124 assists.
•    Omaha was held to 40 points, which marked one shy of a season low (39) also against South Dakota.
•    The Mavericks shot 14-55 from the field, 1-for-12 from three and 11-of-17 from the charity stripe.

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