The Coyote women (22-5, 11-3 Summit) hosted the Omaha Mavericks (13-14, 6-8 Summit) Saturday for their final home game of the season.
Senior center Abigail Fogg and senior forwards Bridget Arens and Kelsey Biltoft were honored during warmups for the senior night matchup.
The Coyotes started the scoring early and cruised to a blowout win of 91-56.
Fogg was a big contributor to the win, the last home game of her career, as she finished with a double-double of 14 points with 10 rebounds.
Along with Fogg, four other Coyotes posted double digit points, with freshman guard Ciara Duffy leading the way with 17 points.
The team overall shot a 61.1 percent (33-54) while also out-rebounding the Mavericks 42-23.
Omaha was lead by redshirt senior Michaela Dapprich’s 24 points on 10-17 shooting. Redshirt junior Marissa Preston was the only other Maverick in double digits with 17 points.
Bridget Arens said the rebounding was a huge factor in their success.
“Games are won with defense for us, and it all starts with the rebounding war,” Arens said. “That was something we came out and did well today and that was huge for us.”
Coyotes head coach Dawn Plitzuweit said the team has still been improving, even this late in the season.
“This is two games in a row our defense has gotten better at the end of the game. I also think we are certainly becoming a better passing team right now,” Plitzuweit said. “I keep telling them every day, it is kind of a motto for us, ‘Always building, always believing.’ I think they really take that to heart, and it is fun to watch them enjoy each other having success out there.”
The Coyotes will be on the road for the final two games of the regular season. They will take on IUPUI on Wednesday and Western Illinois for their regular season finale on Saturday.
If they win both games, the Coyotes will win their third-straight Summit League regular season title and will take the No. 1 seed in the Summit League Tournament.