Revenge tastes best at home for Loper women

The UNK women receive instructions during a game against Washburn on Feb. 1, 2018 in Kearney, Neb. (KHGI)

The Nebraska-Kearney women continue their hot streak by winning a sixth consecutive, topping Washburn 70-61, Thursday night at the Health and Sports Center.

Washburn topped the Lopers 57-39 on Dec. 9 and the Lopers have gone 9-1 since the loss in Topeka, Kan.

Senior McKenzie Brown had a great night shooting, leading the Lopers with 18 points and four three-pointers, while finishing her night 7 of 13. She also tied for the team lead with nine rebounds.

Michaela Barry has been on a tear lately but cooled down. Even on a tough night from the field, Barry chipped in 13 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for the Lopers, who got out to a 21-14 lead through the first quarter. Kelsey Sanger was the Lopers most productive player all around, going for 17 ponits with five assists and seven rebounds, and only committed one turnover.

The Lopers (17-3, 9-3 MIAA) are at home to Emporia State, Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

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