By Tommy Rezac
The Nebraska women’s basketball team picked up their sixth consecutive road victory on Sunday afternoon, topping Northwestern 69-59 at Evanston Township High School.
Sophomore guard Hannah Whitish led the Huskers with 16 points, going 4-of-5 from the three-point line. Freshman Taylor Kissinger provided a nice spark off the bench, scoring 14 points on a 4-of-10 shooting day from three. Sophomore guard Nicea Eliely and junior forward Maddie Simon each contributed 10 points.
As a team, Nebraska shot 10-of-21 from beyond the arc. Head coach Amy Williams said those shots helped make up for struggles at the free throw line.
“I thought we shot the ball with confidence,” Williams said, “and thank God we were 10-of-21 from the three-point line, because it made up for a huge discrepancy at the free throw line, and that’s something that we really need to take a look at moving forward as a team.”
Nebraska was just 3-of-7 from the charity stripe. The Huskers currently rank last in the Big Ten in free throw shooting percentage at 61.1 percent.
Freshman center Kate Cain scored eight points and had a game-high five blocks, giving her sole possession of the single-season freshman record. She now has 59 blocks on the season.
With the win, the Huskers improved to 11-5 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten. Nebraska will play its third straight road game on Wednesday night when they go to Illinois. Tip-off from the State Farm Center in Champage is set for 7 p.m.