No. 18 Nebraska pounds Oral Roberts 89-53

Jordan Hooper scored 30 points as No. 18 Nebraska returned from

Christmas break and pummeled Oral Roberts 89-53 on Sunday.

Hooper came into the game needing 27 points to catch Kiera Hardy

at No. 5 on Nebraska’s career scoring list. She scored nine of her

points in Nebraska’s (10-2) game-opening sprint to a 24-0 lead. The

Huskers were up 62-25 at halftime.

Christian Key and Kaylan Mayberry scored nearly all of the

Golden Eagles (1-9) points with 25 and 20, respectively. Oral

Roberts was pressured into 22 turnovers, 12 by Cornhusker steals,

and were outrebounded 41-29. Hooper also snagged 11 boards.

Mayberry put Oral Roberts on the board with a jumper at 12:39 of

the first half.

Emily Cady scored 15 points for Nebraska and Tear’a Laudermill,

Rachel Theriot and Sadie Murren scored 11 each. The Huskers shot

52.5 percent from the field and drained 12 of 24 3-pointers.