Road Teams Earn Wins to Open League Play (Dec. 28)

Western Illinois' Saule Kontautaite (Photo by Inertia Sports Media)
Western Illinois' Saule Kontautaite (Photo by Inertia Sports Media)

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--Omaha earned its first Summit League victory over Kansas City in its opening game.
--IUPUI's Katie Comello scored a career-high 29 points en route to a five-point win over Fort Wayne. Meanwhile, Jordan Barton had her first career double-double with career-highs in points (13) and rebounds (11).
--Elena Popkey had a career-high 22 points for Oakland in its loss to Western Illinois.

--The Fighting Leathernecks recorded their first win at Oakland since 2004. Ashley Luke scored a career-high with 16 points.
--Kansas City's Taylor Leathers had career-highs of 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Western Illinois 81, Oakland 73 | WIU Recap // OU Recap
ROCHESTER, Mich. -- ( Western Illinois women's basketball (7-5 Overall, 1-0 Summit League) began regulation with an Ashley Luke layup to stake an advantage over Oakland (6-7 Overall, 0-1 Summit League) in its Summit League opening game and never surrendered it recording the 81-73 victory on Friday (Dec. 28).

IUPUI 79, Fort Wayne 74 | IUPUI Recap // IPFW Recap
FORT WAYNE, Ind. -- ( Trailing by as many as 14 points in the first half, Katie Comello led an IUPUI charge scoring a career-high 29 points to send the Jaguars to a 79-74 come-from-behind win in its Summit League opener Friday evening at the Gates Sports Center.

Omaha 61, Kansas City 44 | UNO Recap // UMKC Recap
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- ( The Omaha women's basketball team opened Summit League play Friday night, picking up its first conference win, 61-44 over Kansas City at Swinney Recreation Center. With the victory, the Mavericks improved to 9-2 (1-0 Summit League), while the Kangaroos dropped to 4-10 (0-1 Summit League).