Underwood Nets Career-High with 25 Points as Titans Fall at Nebraska, 76-62

Underwood Nets Career-High with 25 Points as Titans Fall at Nebraska, 76-62

Nov. 17, 2006

Box Score

LINCOLN, NE - Nebraska's Kelsey Griffin had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds while leading three other Huskers in double figures as they rallied to defeat visiting Cal State Fullerton, 76-62, in a non-conference women's basketball contest on Friday night in Lincoln, Neb.

The loss for the Titans was the second straight as they fell to 1-2 overall on the year. Nebraska, which downed No. 18 New Mexico on Monday night, improved to 3-1 overall on the year.

Fullerton senior forward Charlee Underwood led all players with a career-high 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting to go with three rebounds and three assists. The 20-point effort for the Titans' leading scorer from a season ago was her second straight after Underwood posted 20 points in a loss to Iowa State on Wednesday night.

She was joined in double figures by sophomore Toni Thomas, who narrowly missed a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds, and senior India McDaniel, who also tallied 12 points.

Cal State Fullerton led by a single point at the break, 34-33, after a stellar first half that saw the Titans jump out to a 10-2 lead to start the game and lead by as many as 11 points at 18-7 with just under 10 minutes to go in the first half.

The Huskers, who climbed to within a point at halftime thanks to a 17-8 run in the final five minutes of the period, continued to fire on all cylinders in the second half, using a 16-4 run over the first six minutes to build a nine-point lead they would never relinquish.

The Titans closed to within four points with just over eight minutes remaining, but a 17-8 run by Nebraska down the stretch iced the game.

Aside from Griffin's offensive output, starters Kiera Hardy (14 points) and Chelsea Aubry (10 points) were also in double figures as was Cory Montgomery, who came off the bench to add a team-high 15 points in the winning effort.

Cal State Fullerton shot just over 45 percent from the field - including a 60 percent performance from the floor in the first half - for the game to Nebraska's 48 percent, but committed 23 turnovers on the night that led to 26 points for the Huskers.

Nebraska held the advantage on the boards, 34-29.

The Titans close out their Midwest road swing on Sunday (Nov. 19) at 12:05 p.m. (PT) against Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.


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