Nevada Loses For First Time In Five Games
March 2, 2006
SAN JOSE - The Nevada women's basketball lost for the first time in five games with a 53-48 decision here at WAC rival San Jose State Thursday night.
San Jose State built a seven-point advantage before the intermission and then held an 11-point lead late in the game. The game changed hands eight times in the first half with four ties. Nevada managed to tie it once in the second half at 32 at the 10:16 mark.
The Spartans held a 44-35 edge in rebounds but committed 26 turnovers to 24 for Nevada. The Pack was limited to just .283 from the field (15-53) while the Spartans shot .353 (18-51).
Brandi Fitzgerald paced Nevada (12-15, 8-7 WAC) with 11 points, Meghan McGuire added 10 and Dellena Criner had nine markers. Cherlanda Franklin had eight points and eight rebounds for the Pack. Amber Jackson and Lamisha Augustine led San Jose State (12-14, 7-8 WAC) with double-doubles, Augustine chipping in with 17 points and 17 rebounds and Jackson adding 18 points and 10 rebounds.
The Wolf Pack will travel to Fresno to play the Bulldogs Saturday in a 2 p.m. contest to conclude the regular-season. Nevada then hosts the WAC Tournament next week, March 7-11, at Lawlor Events Center.