A week after facing Division I competition in a trip to the East coast, the UNO women's basketball team was back in Omaha for two matchups with Division II teams. Stacia Gebers had a career-high 18 points and junior guard Paige Frauendorfer added two double doubles in wins over York and Briar Cliff.
Carolyn Blair-Mobley had one year of eligibility left and a decision to make.
The 5-foot-10-inch forward, originally from St. Paul, Minn., had already played for Cloud County (Kan.) Community College for one season and then at Oklahoma State for two seasons. Her senior season, Blair-Mobley took a break from basketball to earn her degree. But she wasn't quite ready to walk away from basketball.
Three pointers can often shoot you into or out of a game. Such is the double-edged sword of relying on an offense that comes mostly from beyond the arc.
In a season of change, success at home was the constant. In eight home games at the Sapp Fieldhouse, only one opponent had come in and stolen a win away from the UNO women's basketball team.