Brookings, S.D. — The UNO women hung with the second-place team in the Summit League in the first quarter, then the Mavs outscored South Dakota State in the fourth. But UNO’s problem Saturday was the periods in between.

The Jackrabbits used an 18-0 run early in the second quarter en route to a 69-59 win that extended the Mavs’ losing streak to eight.

UNO was within 15-14 a minute into the second quarter before the Jackrabbits made their run.

Mariah Murdie and Akili Felici scored 15 apiece to pace UNO (6-17, 1-9 Summit). For Felici, it was a career high. Murdie picked up three fouls in the second quarter, then fouled out with 7:28 left in the game as the Mavs trailed 59-37. That’s when Felici stepped up.

The freshman from Bellevue West hit four 3-pointers in final 6:33 to help UNO cut its deficit to 10 with a 15-2 run. That’s as close as the Mavs would get.

After missing its first 10 3-point tries on the day, UNO hit 9 of 11 in the final 15 minutes.

SDSU (18-7, 10-1), which extended its lead to 45-21 midway through the third quarter, got game-highs of 16 points and nine rebounds from Tagyn Larson. Husker transfer and Fremont graduate Rylie Cascio Jensen added six assists.

UNO (6-17, 1-9)...................................12    6  16  25—59

At South Dakota State (18-7, 10-1).....15  21  19  14—69

UNO: Murdie 7-13 0-2 15, Filer 3-5 0-0 9, Carter 3-10 1-2 7, Killian 1-4 1-2 3, Ogier 0-5 0-0 0, Felici 5-7 0-0 15, Wilson 1-3 2-2 4, Pilakouta 2-5 0-0 4, Johnston 1-3 0-0 2, Ekdahl 0-0 0-0 0, Schmitt 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-55 4-8 59.

SDSU: Larson 7-14 2-6 16, Irwin 5-9 0-2 13, Burckhard 5-15 10, Nelson 2-3 4-5 8, Cascio Jensen 1-5 0-0 3, Bultsma 5-9 0-2 10, Theuninck 3-4 0-0 7, Stapleton 0-3 2-2 2, Hirschman 0-2 0-0 0, Ferrand 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-65 8-17 69.

3-point goals: UNO 9-21 (Felici 5-7, Filer 3-5, Murdie 1-2, Carter 0-1, S. Johnston 0-1, Killian 0-3, Ogier 0-2), SDSU 5-15 (Irwin 3-4, Cascio Jensen 1-4, Theuninck 1-2, Larson 0-2, Stapleton 0-3). Rebounds: UNO 36 (Filer 6), SDSU 40 (Larson 9). Assists: UNO 19 (Carter 7), SDSU 21 (Cascio Jensen 6). Total fouls: UNO 18, SDSU 9. Fouled out: Murdie. Att.: 2,929.

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