MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Nevada women’s basketball team fell on the road at Idaho, 61-53, Wednesday in Moscow, Idaho.
With the loss Nevada fell to 12-10 overall (6-2 WAC) while Idaho improved to 5-16 overall (3-5 WAC).
Nevada trailed by three early, 7-4, before Tahnee Robinson hit a three in the corner to tie the game at 7-7 with 15:55 left in the first half. The Pack extended its lead to three, 22-19, with 4:01 to play but Idaho responded with a three on its next possession to give the game its fifth tie in the first half, 22-22.
Robinson’s jumper with 40 seconds left put Nevada up by one, 26-25, with 40 seconds left in the half as the Pack took its one-point lead into the locker room at half. Neither team led by more than three in the first half.
Robinson led Nevada at the half with nine points while Kayla Williams and Moore each recorded six. Nicole Williams and Marianne Lombardi led the Pack at the half with four rebounds each. Nevada shot 47.8 percent (11-of-23) from the floor in the first half.
Idaho used a 9-0 run to go ahead by seven, 41-34, with 11:05 to play before Lombardi completed a three-point play to cut the Vandals lead to four, 41-37, with 9:58 left in the half.
Idaho pushed its lead to nine, 53-44, with 4:36 to play and the Pack couldn’t get any closer than four the rest of the way as Idaho posted the 61-53 win.
Robinson led Nevada in the game with 21 points while Ward and Moore each added eight. Lombardi recorded a game-high seven rebounds for Nevada. The Pack ended the game shooting 34.4 (21-of-61) from the floor.
Nevada will host San Jose State on Saturday at 2 p.m.