After the Roos fell 63:55 against Denver on Friday, they won 85:69 on Saturday.

Denver started the game on four turnovers in a row, allowing the Roos to open by a small margin, with the first two Kansas City buckets coming from RaVon Nero.

Both teams shot around 40% in the first quarter, and the Roos held the lead throughout the quarter, ending with a score of 17-13.

Denver came out hot in the second quarter, scoring five direct points to take the game’s first lead. After those first five points, Denver went cold and experienced a goalless drought for five minutes, shooting only 23% for the quarter. By comparison, Kansas City shot 44% behind heavy punches from Nero and Paige Bradford.

UMKC went into halftime with 37-22.

The third quarter was all of Kansas City as they scored 32 points. They shot 75% from the field, went 12-16 overall and 4-8 from three-point land. Denver also had a good third quarter, scoring 21 points and shooting 45%, but the Roos bombardment overshadowed Denver’s efforts.

Denver beat the Roos 26-16 in their fourth game, but it was too little, too late.

Overall, Kansas City shot 49% off the field and 36% off three, both above their season averages.

Nero was leading with 27 points, followed by Bradford’s 22. Naomi Alnatas also scored 15 points for the Roos.

Kansas City is improving over .500 for the season with a record 10-9 overall and 7-6 in the Summit League.

The Roos will look to end the season strong with a two-game series against the State of South Dakota on February 26th and 27th.

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