TERRE HAUTE – A historical night for UNI women’s basketball resulted in a 26-point win over the Indiana State Sycamores, 95-69. Megan Maahs is the 26th member of the 1,000-point club and coach Tanya Warren recorded her 250th-career win.
Maahs entered the 1,000-point club with a layup 8:42 left to go in the game. She needed eight points to claim a spot on the list and scored seven in the first 10 minutes. Maahs ended the night with 11 points, five rebounds and two assists.
Warren is the fourth coach in Missouri Valley Conference history who has coached a team to 250 wins and the first at UNI.
Karli Rucker hit a three-pointer on UNI’s first possession and the Panthers never trailed. UNI led 22-19 at the end of the first and 47-36 at the half.
The Panthers went on a 20-11 scoring run in the third put the game out of reach and cruised to the 26-point win.
Five Panthers scored in double-figures including Maya McDermott who recorded a new career-high 20 points, going 6-6 from the field, 3-3 from the three-point line and 5-5 from the line. Also joining McDermott was Rucker (17), Maahs (11), Bre Gunnels (10) and Cynthia Wolf (10). Wolf was also perfect from the field (4-4), three-point line (1-1) and free throw line (1-1).
Indiana State’s, Adrian Folks led the team with a game-high 21 points. The Sycamores shot 40.0% from the field and 63.3% from the free-throw line. The Panthers shot 62.7% from the field, the best shooting percentage in a game since Jan. 15, 2011, when UNI was 33-49 (67.3%) from the field. UNI was 50% (13-26) from the three-point line. UNI was also 85.7% from the charity stripe.
The Panthers are now 7-7 on the year and 4-3 in MVC play. Indiana State of 2-4 and 1-6 in the league.
The Panthers play Indiana State for the second game of the series Saturday, Jan. 23 at 4 p.m. in the Hulman Center.
– Megan Maahs entered the 1,000 point club. She now has 1,003 career points as a Panther.
– Tanya Warren is the fourth coach in MVC history to record 250 career wins.
– Maya McDermott recorded a new career-high 20 points.
– Five Panthers scored in double-figures.
– Eleven Panthers scored and all 15 Panthers on the roster recorded a stat in the game.
– Maya Gyamfi recorded her first career point. A three-pointer in the second half.
– It is the first game for the Panthers over 90 points in regulation since Last year’s senior night win over Drake.
– Two players in double figures were perfect from the field. Maya McDermott was 6-6 from the field, 3-3- from the three-point line and 5-5- from the foul line. Cynthia Wolf was 4-4 from the field, 1-1 from the three-point line and 1-1 from the free-throw line.