FORT COLLINS, CO – Host Colorado State opened up a 31-12 lead at halftime against Omaha and was never outscored in a quarter during their Round 1 game in the Preseason WNIT.
CSU (1-0) will face either Washington or Eastern Washington in Round 2.
Last season’s Mountain West Conference player of the year, Colorado State senior Ellen Nystrom, had 22 points (a career high), five rebounds and six assists, as fellow Swede Elin Gustavsson added 13 points and eight rebounds. The Rams had only nine turnovers and enjoyed an 18-5 advantage in assists.
Mikaela Shaw scored 14 points for the Mavericks; she added eight rebounds and three assists.