June 5, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Husker Women Knock Off Maryland

College Park, Md.Jaz Shelley, Isabelle Bourne, Allison Weidner and Alexis Markowski all provided huge performances, as Nebraska snapped No. 20 Maryland’s 15-game series domination in a 90-67 pounding of the Terrapins at the Xfinity Center on Sunday.

Nebraska improved to 6-3 on the season while opening Big Ten Conference play with a huge road win. Maryland slipped to 7-3 and 0-1 in the league.

Shelley went off for the Huskers with 22 points in an 11-minute span that covered the final minute of the first half through the end of the third quarter, turning an 11-point Nebraska deficit into a four-point lead, 60-56, heading to the final period.

Bourne added 18 points, six rebounds and four assists, providing solid contributions from start to finish, including eight big points with a pair of three-pointers in the fourth quarter. Bourne’s career-high fourth three of the game put Nebraska on top 80-67 with 3:48 left. 

Weidner was huge in the second half after going scoreless while battling foul trouble in the first half. The 5-10 sophomore from Humphrey, Neb., scored all 13 of her points in the second half while adding eight of her career-high 15 rebounds after halftime. It was the first career double-double for Weidner, who also added five assists on the day.

Markowski added 14 points and six boards, including seven points in the first four-plus minutes of the fourth quarter to help Nebraska take a double-digit lead at 72-61 with 5:43 left.

Source: Regional Sports