MILWAUKEE -- Alverno College limited visiting Aurora University to 13 second-half points in route to a 68-37 drubbing of the Spartans for the Inferno's fourth straight win.
Alverno (8-9, 8-4 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference) trailed 8-0 in the early going to Aurora (3-15, 2-11 NACC) and didn't manage its first lead until a fast-break layup by Gabby Hood gave the Inferno a 19-18 lead at the five-minute mark of the second quarter.
The basket sparked a 12-6 run to close out the half as Alverno led, 29-24, at intermission.
The Inferno outscored the Spartans 20-8 in the third quarter and 19-5 in the fourth for the hosts' best defensive effort of the season. Alverno dominated the inside game with a 48-35 advantage on the glass, 40-16 points in the paint and tallied 10 blocks.
Mollie Mikyska led the way with season-bests of 19 points and 14 rebounds -- both also game highs -- for her first double-double of the year. The Inferno's all-time rebounding leader surpassed the milestone of 600 rebounds with her ninth board of the contest. The senior also blocked three shots on the night.
Alverno shot 43 percent from the floor -- the third-straight game over 40 percent -- and limited Aurora to under 24 percent.
Alyssa Brems led the visitors with eight points.
The Inferno will stake its winning streak against first-place Wisconsin Lutheran College Thursday night. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. inside Reiman Gymnasium.