Rucker’s Profession Night time Spurs Panthers Previous Crusaders 79-71
VALPARAISO, Ind. – Karli Rucker scored a career-high 32 factors and added 4 assists and 5 rebounds to guide UNI to a 79-71 highway win over Valparaiso Friday night.
The Panthers shot 52% (26-50) from the sector and 26.2% (6-13) from the three-point line and scored 27 factors off of 19 Valpo turnovers. The Panthers additionally outrebounded the Crusaders 33-25.
The Panthers led 13-6 early and held on to a 16-12 lead on the finish of the primary quarter.
The Crusaders reduce the result in 16-14 early within the second earlier than a 7-0 run gave UNI a 23-14 lead. The Panthers went on an 8-2 run over the ultimate 3:10 of the half to take a 39-24 lead into the break.
UNI prolonged the result in 39-30 early within the third quarter, however Valpo chipped away to chop the result in 61-42 with a runner on the buzzer.
The Crusaders continued to chip away on the lead all through the fourth and reduce it to 72-66 with 1:37 to play, however it would not be sufficient as UNI went 7-8 from the road over the ultimate 65 seconds to carry off the Valpo for the eight-point win.
The Panthers at the moment are 3-1 in MVC play, tied with Drake for the highest spot, and 6-5 total. Valpo falls to 1-1 in Valley play.
UNI is scheduled to play a collection in opposition to Missouri State on Jan. 15-16 in Cedar Falls. The Bears are the one group that has but to play a convention recreation. The collection was initially speculated to happen on opening weekend however was delayed due to optimistic COVID circumstances in MSU’s Tier-1 personnel. MSU was picked to win the MVC title.
– Kali Rucker set a brand new career-high with 32 factors, topping her earlier better of 28.
– Rucker additionally tied her career-high with 11 made area objectives.
– Rucker now has 1,193 profession factors. She surpassed Alex Cook dinner (1,180) for the No. 14 spot on the UNI All-time scoring record and is simply six factors away from former teammate Ellie Howell (1,199)
– Megan Maahs scored 5 factors and now sits at 985 profession factors. She is simply 15 factors from transferring into the 1,000-point membership.
– Maahs now has 767 profession rebounds and is 21 rebounds from Tami Schebler and the No. 2 spot on the all-time rebound record.