Hooper Shoots Huskers Past Danish National Team
Jordan Hooper poured in 33 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead the Nebraska women's basketball team to a 101-87 victory over the Danish National Team in the Huskers' final game of their European Tour on Sunday in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Hooper, a 6-2 sophomore forward from Alliance, Neb., knocked down 5-of-8 three-pointers and went a perfect 8-for-8 at the free throw line to help the Huskers conclude their four-game Scandinavian trek with a 3-1 record.
Hooper, who led the Huskers in scoring in 2010-11 as a true freshman, averaged a double-double on the tour with team bests of 22.8 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. She added 1.3 steals and 1.0 block per contest on the tour.
Junior Lindsey Moore added her best performance on the trip with 12 points, nine assists and three steals against the Danish National Team. Freshmen Tear'a Laudermill and Brandi Jeffery each contributed nine points for the Huskers. Laudermill added three assists, three steals and three rebounds in a solid all-around effort.
Moore, a 5-9 point guard from Covington, Wash., produced 6.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game in Europe. Laudermill, a 5-9 guard from Riverside, Calif., produced identical scoring and rebounding numbers as Moore, while managing 2.0 assists per game.
Jeffery, a 5-7 guard from Vacherie, La., was a consistent scorer off the bench for the Huskers during the tour. She ranked third on the team with 9.0 points per game, scoring no fewer than eight points and no more than 10 points in a single game. She added 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest.
Redshirt freshman Rebecca Woodberry continued her strong play in Europe with six points and six rebounds against the Danish National Team, while fellow redshirt freshman Katie Simon pitched in six points and four boards.
Woodberry, a 5-11 guard from Phoenix, Ariz., ranked fourth on the team in scoring during the trip with 8.3 points per game, while ranking second on the team in rebounding with 8.0 boards per contest. Simon, a 6-2 forward from Roseville, Calif., finished with 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.
Sophomore center Adrianna Maurer also put up solid numbers with six points and six boards, while freshman Hailie Sample contributed six points, four rebounds and three assists against the Danish National Team.
Maurer, a 6-3 center from Shawnee Mission, Kan., added solid numbers of her own off the bench during the tour with 6.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Sample, a 6-1 forward from Flower Mound, Texas, produced 4.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game as a regular in the starting lineup for the Huskers.
Junior forward Meghin Williams added five points and four rebounds, while senior guard Kaitlyn Burke pitched in five points and four assists. Freshman Emily Cady rounded out the scoring for the Huskers with four points and seven rebounds.
Cady, a 6-2 forward from Seward, Neb., averaged 13.8 and 6.0 rebounds on the four-game European Tour. She ranked second on the squad in scoring and third in rebounding among the Huskers, while adding one steal and one block per contest. Williams, a 6-1 forward from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., managed 3.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per game on the tour. Burke, NU's lone active senior on the tour, managed 1.3 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game as she makes her way back from injury.
The Huskers, who scored 100 or more points for the second time in four games, drained 14-of-31 three-point attempts, while hitting 20-of-24 free throws against the Danish National Team. NU grabbed 45 rebounds, including 27 offensive boards, and dished out 22 assists while committing 18 turnovers. The Huskers added 15 steals on the day.
The Huskers will make their return trip home on Monday, Aug. 15. Fall semester classes begin at Nebraska on Monday, Aug. 22. The Huskers are scheduled to open the regular-season with a home game at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday, Nov. 12.