Women's Basketball
Women's Basketball Falls at Gonzaga Saturday Afternoon

Box Score


SPOKANE, Wash. Dellena Criner led two Nevada players in double figures but the University of Nevada women’s basketball team fell to the Gonzaga Bulldogs, 93-55, Saturday afternoon.  With the loss, Nevada falls to 2-2 this season while Gonzaga improves to 2-0.   


Nevada opened the game on a 7-2 run on points from Dellena Criner, Brandi Fitzgerald and Cherlanda Franklin.  A three-pointer from Gonzaga’s Tiffany Shives tied the game at 9-9 with 14:19 left but the Pack retook the lead, 11-9, on the next possession on a putback from Shavon Moore with 13:51 remaining. 


The Bulldogs used a 10-0 run to go up 19-11 with 11:13 remaining before Mikail Price’s three cut the Gonzaga lead to 21-14 with 9:36 left in the first half. 


The Bulldogs, who held Nevada without a field goal for the last 4:10 of the first half, scored 18 points off the Pack’s first-half turnovers to take a 43-23 lead at the half.  The Pack shot 26.7 percent (8-of-30) from the field in the first half while the Bulldogs shot 48.4 percent (15-of-31). 


Gonzaga opened the second half on a 10-3 run to increase its lead to 53-26 with 16:35 remaining in the second.  The Bulldogs shot 60.7 percent (17-28) in the second half. 


Criner finished the game with a team-high 15 points and was 3-for-3 from the free throw line while Fitzgerald added 10.  Bre'Anna Henry and Fitzgerald each grabbed a team-high five rebounds for the Pack.


For the Bulldogs, Heather Bowman, 19 points, 14 rebounds led three Gonzaga players in double figures. 


Nevada will play in the UTEP Thanksgiving Tournament in El Paso, Texas on Nov. 23 and 24.  The Pack will face Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 23 at 5:30 p.m. CT and will take on either CS Fullerton or tournament host UTEP on Nov. 24.