Weekly Maverick sports round-up

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January 2nd, 2013

Omaha, NE – The UNO women’s basketball team had their four game winning streak snapped last weekend at the hands of ex-North Central Conference foe South Dakota. In the 62-57 loss to the coyotes, senior guard Carolyn Blair-Mobley had 17 points and eight rebounds.

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But the poor performance by senior guard Paige Frauendorfer, who was only 1-13 shooting, eventually doomed UNO. Up next for the 8-3 Mavs is a home game Thursday against Oakland University at 7pm. Then UNO takes on Fort Wayne at the Sapp Fieldhouse Saturday at 2pm.

UNO's CJ Carter led the Mavericks to a victory over UMKC. (Photo Courtesy UNO Athletics)

UNO’s CJ Carter led the Mavericks to a victory over UMKC. (Photo Courtesy UNO Athletics)

In Men’s Basketball, UNO is looking to regroup and bounce back from a disappointing start on the year. The Mavs are currently 4-12 on the season with 15 games remaining. UNO finished 2012 strong with a 77-65 win against the University of Missouri Kansas City on New Year’s Eve. The Mavs got a strong start from sophomore guard CJ Carter who chipped in a career high 26 points including four assists and four rebounds on 10 of 12 shooting. Looking ahead UNO has two road stops this weekend, the first is a game Thursday against Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan at 6pm. Then UNO travels to Indiana Saturday to take on Fort Wayne for a scheduled 1pm tip-off.

Turning to Hockey, UNO is fresh off being swept for the first time this season by Quinnipiac University. In the first game in two weeks, UNO started slow going down 2-0 after the opening period. UNO did score 3 goals in the second period but were out done by the Bobcats in the game’s final period, when Quinnipiac’s junior forward Jordan Samuels-Thomas rushed past the UNO defense, to put the game away 5-4. In the series final game Saturday UNO had improved goal-tending as senior John Faulkner was in net. UNO opened scoring in the first with a Ryan Walters goal. But the Bobcats clawed back to win the game (3-1) and the series. In the loss Faulkner had 34 saves, including 29 in the final two periods. UNO is now 11-8-1 on the year and in fifth place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Up next this weekend is a match-up against WCHA foe Colorado College. Both Friday and Saturday’s games will be played at the CenturyLink Center.

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