Creighton women’s basketball played its first public exhibition of the new season Tuesday night at D.J. Sokol Arena, beating Nebraska-Kearney 100-68.
The debut was an impressive start for the Jays, as they reached 100 points only once last year, a quadruple-overtime 108-100 win against Drake.
The Bluejays came out of the gate strong on both ends of the floor, posting a 34-21 lead after the first quarter.
Creighton was paced mostly by senior guard Broke Kissinger and senior forward Audrey Faber, who both put up 11 points each in the first quarter.
Each scored 22 points on the night, which matched the entire total for Kissinger from last season.
She was 6-for-9 from the 3-point line, while Faber was 5-for-12. The Jays were a whopping 17-of-36 from the 3-point line as a team.
After the rapid first quarter, Creighton turned up the defensive intensity to close out the half.
CU held Nebraska-Kearney to only four points in the second quarter.
The Lopes shot only 27.0 percent in the first half while the Bluejays stayed hot and shot 56.4 percent .
The Lopes found more success in the second half, shooting at 59.3 percent. However, it didn’t mean much for competitiveness as the Jays stayed hot from all parts of the floor, shooting at 53.5 percent themselves.
Creighton pushed its lead out to as much as 43 in the contest with 3:45 left in the fourth quarter before letting its foot off the gas.
Faber added three assists, and had team highs with nine rebounds and four blocks. Sophomore guard Temi Carda had 11 points to go with six rebounds and a team-high seven assists.
The Jays now have a break before playing their first official game, opening the season at D.J. Sokol Arena against South Dakota on Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.