UNK Women win their 16th on the year, defeating Washburn 69-53

KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The UNK Women's basketball team had their way with Washburn, beating the Ichabods 69-53.

Klaire Kirsch is all smiles after the Lopers' 16-point win over Washburn.

The win was the Lopers' 16th on the season in just 18 games.

The 16 wins passes the 15 that UNK had all of last year. The win helped UNK improve to 5-2 in conference play.

The Lopers had three scorers finish in double figures, led by Sophomore Elisa Backes who finished with 16 points on the night.

Haley Simental finished with 11 assists.

The UNK Women's basketball team will be back in action Saturday at the Health and Sports Center against #16 Emporia State.