Jones Has Second Straight Career Night|
The Truman State women’s basketball team used a balanced offensive attack and held Nebraska-Kearney to 24% shooting to post a 60-48 win Thursday night in Kirksville, Mo.
The Bulldogs improve to 14-3 (7-2) while the Lopers slip to 5-11 (2-7).
UNK was more than a bit short handed as leading scorer Shelby Zimmerman (Beatrice) couldn’t play due to injury. Averaging a team-high 11 points per game and shooting over 50% from the field, the Tri-County H.S. graduate is out indefinitely. The Lopers are already out with junior Reed Levings (Cottage Grove, Oreg.) due to a shoulder ailment.
The MIAA’s top offensive team, Truman came in a perfect 8-0 at home thanks to holding the opposition to 54 points per game. The ‘Dawgs showed off that home court defense by limiting UNK to 14 first half points and a 15 of 62 field goal shooting overall.
UNK did limit a Bulldog squad that leads the MIAA in all three shooting categories. The Bulldogs shot just 33% (20 of 60) from the floor but they managed to win the battle on the glass, 45-41.
Up 36-14 at the break, TSU didn’t let the Lopers get closer than 12 points in the second half. Starting guards Becka McHenry and Allie Norton led the way as they combined for 24 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists.
UNK got a career high 23 points from senior point guard Ivy Jones (Vallejo, Calif.). Coming off a career-high 20 point game last Saturday at Missouri Southern State, she went 9 of 18 from the floor while also a supplying five steals and five boards.
Also, Lincoln sophomore forward Queen Ohamara had eight rebounds (six offensive) with California sophomore post Melissa Norman at eight points, five blocks and five boards.
UNK is at Southwest Baptist on Saturday.