MOSCOW, Idaho – Shavon Moore recorded her third career double-double and Nicole Williams added a career-high eight points as the University of Nevada women’s basketball team beat Idaho 57-39 Wednesday night in Moscow, Idaho.
With the win, Nevada improved to 15-13 (9-6 WAC) while Idaho fell to 12-14 (9-6 WAC). In the win, Nevada held Idaho to just 39 points, the fewest points Nevada has allowed all season.
Nevada opened the game on a 7-0 run and held Idaho without a point for nearly five and a half minutes to start the game. The Vandals cut the Pack’s lead to five, 13-8, before Dellena Criner pushed Nevada’s lead back to seven, 15-8, with 9:27 left in the half.
Idaho cut Nevada’s lead to three, 15-12, with 7:10 left to play before the Pack went on an 8-1 run to end the half as Nevada went into the locker room leading 28-16 at the half.
Nicole Williams led Nevada at the half with six points while Shavon Moore led the Pack at the half with six rebounds. As a team, Nevada shot 41.7 percent (10-of-24) from the floor while Idaho shot 18.2 percent (4-of-22).
The Pack opened the second half and extended its lead to 16, 34-18, on Moore’s jumper. Idaho cut Nevada’s lead to 13, 40-27, with 10:33 to play before a pair of free throws by Kayla Williams with 7:15 to play pushed Nevada’s lead to 17, 46-29.
The Vandals again cut the Pack’s lead to 13 before a put back by Bre`Anna Henry put Nevada up by 15, 50-35, with 4:31 to play. Criner’s three with 1:25 to play put the Pack up by a game-high 19, 56-37.
As a team Nevada shot 40.7 percent (22-of-54) from the floor while Idaho shot 26.4 percent (14-of-53). Moore and Criner each scored 11 points for Nevada while Moore added a career-high 12 rebounds. Moore also added a career-high four blocks.
Cherlanda Franklin, who entered the game with 199 career steals, recorded one steal in the game to become the first forward in program history to record at least 200 career steals. She is the fourth player to record at least 200 career steals.
Nevada will host Idaho on Saturday at 2 p.m. Prior to the game Nevada’s four seniors, Dellena Criner, Brandi Jones, Cherlanda Franklin and Bre`Anna Henry will be honored for their careers at Nevada.