Hooper Leads Huskers in Sweden
Sophomore Jordan Hooper scored 21 points, but the Nebraska women's basketball team suffered a 96-62 loss to the Swedish National Team in the Huskers' opening game of a four-game European Tour on Monday in Stockholm.
Hooper, an Alliance, Neb., native, added five rebounds and a pair of steals as the only Husker who managed double figures. Freshman Brandi Jeffery added nine points for NU, while junior point guard Lindsey Moore pitched in six points and eight assists.
Freshman Emily Cady from Seward, Neb., scored seven points in her Husker debut, while redshirt freshman Rebecca Woodberry contributed seven points and three rebounds. Freshman Tear'a Laudermill added four points and a pair of assists, while sophomore Adrianna Maurer pitched in four points and a pair of rebounds. Freshman Hailie Sample contributed two points and three assists, while redshirt freshman Katie Simon added two points and a rebound to round out the scoring for the young Huskers.
Going head-to-head against a Swedish Team that will be competing in the upcoming World University Games, the Huskers fell behind by double digits in the first of four 10-minute quarters. Nebraska was never able to recover, despite a trio of three-pointers from Hooper. For the game, the Huskers hit just 6-of-23 three-point attempts and just 35 percent of their overall field goal attempts (22-63). The Huskers were a solid 11-of-14 at the free throw line, but managed just 25 total rebounds.
Sweden's squad included Stefanie Yderstrom, a two-year starting guard from 2011 ACC champion Miami. The Swedish National Team roster also includes several players from fellow ACC foe Georgia Tech - a 2011 NCAA Tournament team.
The Huskers continue their European Tour by traveling to Oslo, Norway, on Tuesday. NU's second game is set for Wednesday, Aug. 10, against Ullern BBC.