Vidal Leads Omaha to #SummitWBB Victory (Feb. 11 Recap)

Vidal Leads Omaha to #SummitWBB Victory (Feb. 11 Recap)

-- Omaha's Amber Vidal collected her first career double-double (21 points, 10 assists) in the win over Fort Wayne.
-- Fort Wayne's Peyton Fallis grabbed a career-best eight rebounds in the loss at Omaha.

Omaha 77, Fort Wayne 61 | FW Recap // UNO Recap 
OMAHA, Neb. ( -- The Omaha women's basketball team withstood a late threat by Fort Wayne on Sunday afternoon, avenging an earlier loss to the Mastodons with a 77-61 victory at Baxter Arena.

Junior Amber Vidal registered her seventh 20-point scoring effort and first career double-double with a game-high 21 points, shooting 8-of-15 from the field and 5-of-5 from the free throw line. She also dished out 10 assists.
Junior Jess Walter added 15 points, five rebounds and two assists, and junior Courtney Vaccher chipped in 14 points and seven boards.  Junior Kalen Phillips pitched in 13 points and five rebounds.

De'Jour Young led the Mastodons with 17 points, eight rebounds and four steals.  KeShyra McCarver added 14 points and eight boards, while teammate Peyton Fallis chipped in six points, eight rebounds and three assists.

Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League features men's basketball teams from eight member institutions: Denver, Fort Wayne, North Dakota State, Omaha, Oral Roberts, South Dakota, South Dakota State and Western Illinois with North Dakota becoming an official member for the 2018-19 season. In 2016-17, The Summit League raised its RPI for the third consecutive year, finishing with an all-time best No. 11 ranking. The Summit League has sent at least three teams to the postseason nine straight years with three postseason tournament semifinal appearances the last four years, while recording the nation's best Division I winning percentage improvement since 2009-10. Called "March's Best-Kept Secret" by USA Today, The Summit League Basketball Championships annually ranks as one of the most attended Division I conference tournaments. This season's event returns to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., March 3-6, 2018. For more information about the league, "See The Summit" by visiting and following Summit League Basketball on Twitter @summithoops.


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