Feb. 11, 2012
RENO, Nev. -
The University of Nevada women's basketball team opened a three-game home stand with an 85-67 loss to Fresno State Saturday afternoon.
With the loss, Nevada drops to (5-18, 1-7 WAC) on the season, while Fresno State improves to (20-4, 8-0 WAC).
Fresno State's Rosie Moult got the Bulldogs off to a nice start from behind the arc, hitting four straight from downtown. Kayla Wiliams had a strong start on the offensive end for Nevada. The senior connected on three of her four attempts from the field to finish the half with eight points. Fresno State got out to a 15 point lead before the Pack cut it down to nine on a Chanelle Brennan layup at the 5:03 mark. The Bulldogs ended the half hitting two consecutive three-point baskets to take a 35-19 lead over the Wolf Pack.
Fresno State resumed their sharp shooting with a made three point attempt by Alex Sheedy to being the second half. Kayla Williams answered with four consecutive points in the paint. Williams led Nevada in the battle in the paint, recording a career high 24 points. Nevada scored 48 points down low to 20 for Fresno State. The Bulldogs remained hot from the three point line, finishing the game with 18 made. The total was three shy of tying the NCAA record. Fresno State's Taylor Thomas connected on all five of her attempts from downtown, leading Fresno State with 17 points. Nevada had a strong rebounding performance, holding a 39-30 advantage on the glass. The Bulldogs got ahead by 28 points at the 6:59 mark and maintained their lead to win the game 85-67.
Chanelle Brennan just missed out on a double-double, finishing with 12 points and nine rebounds. Arielle Wideman added 10 points.
Nevada will continue its three-game home stand Thursday evening, hosting Utah State at 7 p.m. All fans who wear a pink t-shirt are in for $2.