Nebraska red-hot on offense in 100-65 victory over Pepperdine
By Doug Norby, NewsNetNebraska
Near the end of Nebraska’s season-opening blowout victory over Pepperdine Saturday, the crowd was bursting with energy in the Pinnacle Bank Arena as the Lady Husker’s neared the 100 point mark, a rarity in the world of college basketball.
That threshold was crossed with 8 seconds left on the clock off a foul shot by sophomore Allie Havers as No.16 Nebraska cruised to an easy 100-65 victory over the visiting Pepperdine Waves.
Nebraska shot over 70 percent from the field for the majority of the game, with five players scoring in the double digits,
Nebraska senior point guard Brandi Jeffery led all players with 19 points, displaying a quickness off the dribble that nobody on Pepperdine’s squad could find an answer for.
Rachel Theriot contributed 16 points, displaying an impressive pull-up jumper that often left Pepperdine’s defenders frozen in their tracks
Tear’a Laudermill and Anya Kalenta also contributed 14 points each.
Perhaps the most impressive performance of the game came from forward Emily Cady, who despite being consistently double teamed in the paint, finished the day with 12 points, 8 assists and 11 rebounds.
While the high scoring offense was the story of the day, the Nebraska defense overcame a slow start to force Pepperdine into shooting contested shots the majority of the game, limiting the Waves to a paltry 38.6 percent from the field.
Season ticket holders John and Marla Tomes were thoroughly impressed with the Lady Husker’s first effort of the season.
“It was great to see the girls get off to a hot start like this. The way they were able to spread the ball around showed a great team effort,” John Holmes said.
Nebraska finished with 19 assists and only 9 turnovers, setting up open shots the entirety off the game
The Huskers continue their season Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Pinnacle Bank Arena when Alcorn State visits
Nebraska’s womens basketball sqaad dominates Pepperdine 100-65