WICHITA, Kan. — Ericka House scored a career-high 26 points to lead UNO to its fourth straight win, a 70-54 victory against Austin Peay on Sunday at the Wichita State Winter Classic.
The win capped a 2-0 weekend at the tournament, UNO’s first perfect record at the tournament since 2009.
House, who scored 21 in the first half, was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 23.5 points.
On Sunday, she made 10 of 22 field goal attempts, including 6 of 14 from 3-point range. She also had six rebounds.
Madi Robson had 13 points, seven assists and four rebounds. Taijhe Kelly posted her second straight double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. She also blocked six shots. Mikaela Shaw added nine points, four rebounds and three steals.
The Mavs (7-5) committed a school record-low four turnovers, including one in the first half.
With UNO ahead 12-10, House scored eight straight points — including two 3-pointers — to put the Mavs up 20-12.
After two free throws by Robson made it 22-14, House scored seven straight points. Austin Peay (3-9) cut it to 33-26, but the Mavs closed the half with a 9-0 run.
UNO extended its lead to 51-32 on Felicia Anderson’s 3-pointer with 15:30 remaining. The Lady Govs cut the lead to 12, then UNO answered with a 7-0 run to make it 60-41, keyed by Kelly’s three-point play.
Omaha shot 37.3 percent (25 of 67) from the field and 33.3 percent (8 of 24) from 3-point range.
The Mavs held Austin Peay to 30.8 percent (20 of 65) shooting overall and 14.3 percent (4 of 28) from 3-point range.
The Mavs next play at 2 p.m. Dec. 31 when they host Doane at Sapp Fieldhouse.