Nevada Wins Fifth Straight, Remains Undefeated in WAC Play
With the win
The Pack had an early four-point lead, 6-2, on a field goal from Dellena Criner at the 15:35 mark before San Jose State went on an 11-2 run to go ahead 13-8 with 8:31 left in the first half.
Megan Cherry’s three point shot tied the game at 13-13. The Pack scored on back-to-back possessions on two field goals by Shavon Moore as
Cherlanda Franklin’s basket with 1:36 gave Nevada a 26-23 lead but the Spartans hit a shot with nine seconds remaining as the Pack went into halftime with a one-point lead, 26-25.
Cherry led the team with five points at the half while Jones, Franklin and Moore each had four. Jones had a team-high five rebounds at the break. As a team, the Pack shot 37.5 percent (10-of-28) from the floor in the first half while
The Pack opened the second half with a 7-0 run and had a 33-25 lead on a basket by Cherry with 17:39 left in the game.
San Jose State cut Nevada’s lead to six, 50-44, with 8:38 remaining in the game before Franklin’s free throw extended Nevada’s lead to 10, 55-45, at the 6:57 mark.
Cherry finished with a career-high nine points while Amanda Johnson recorded a career-high five. Jones grabbed a team-high nine rebounds. As a team, the Pack shot 45.3 percent (24-of-53) form the floor.
First-year head coach Jane Albright is now two wins away from becoming the all-time winningest first-year head coach in program history. Two more wins would give Albright 13 wins. Julie Hickey is currently the winningest first-year head coach with 12 wins (12-15 overall) set during the 1982-83 season.