BOISE, Idaho – The University of Nevada women’s basketball team had three players score in double figures but the Pack fell at Boise State, 65-51, Wednesday night in Boise, Idaho.
With the loss Nevada fell to 13-11 overall (7-3 WAC) while Boise State improved to 15-9 overall (4-6 WAC).
After four ties in the first four minutes of the game Boise State used a 16-1 run to go ahead 25-12 with 9:10 left in the half. During that run the Broncos held the Pack without a field goal for seven minutes and eight seconds.
A pair of field goals from Tahnee Robinson cut Boise State’s lead to 11, 27-16, with 8:25 left in the first half. Boise State quickly pushed its lead back up, going on top by 19, 35-16, with 3:24 remaining in the first half. Boise State had a 19-point lead at half, 39-20.
Robinson and Shavon Moore led the Pack at the half with six points each. Robinson also led the team with four boards as the Pack was outrebounded 22-to-13 in the first half. Nevada shot 27.6 percent (8-of-29) from the floor in the half while Boise State shot 58.3 percent (14-of-24).
Nevada cut Boise State’s lead to 16 early in the second half, 41-25, with 18:53 to play. The Bronco’s pushed its lead back to 20-points, 51-31, with just under 13 minutes left in the game.
Boise State used a 9-0 run to go up by 26, 62-36, with 7:14 to play. Nevada cut the lead to 16 on a pair of free throws by Moore as the Broncos went on to post the 65-51 win.
Moore led the Pack with 13 points while Robinson scored 11 and Nicole Williams added 10. Four players recorded four rebounds each for the Pack. Nevada shot 33.3 percent (18-of-54) from the floor.
Nevada will host Utah State on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in a doubleheader with the men’s team who will play Boise State at 7 p.m.