RENO, Nev. – Sophomore Kayla Williams recorded her second career double-double and led four Nevada players in double figures as the University of Nevada women’s basketball team beat Boise State, 64-52, Saturday night in Reno.
With the win Nevada improved to 8-8 overall (2-0 WAC) while Boise State fell to 11-5 overall (0-2 WAC).
A jumper by Tahnee Robinson with 12:29 left in the first half put Nevada up by six, 14-8. The Broncos pulled to within one, 19-18, with 8:07 remaining in the half before the Pack used a 9-2 run to go ahead by 10, 30-20, with 4:50 left. The Pack led by seven at half, 34-27.
In the second half Boise State took a one-point lead, 44-43, with 10:57 left in the game but the Pack responded with a 10-2 run to push its lead to 53-46 with just over seven minutes remaining. The Broncos cut the lead to five, 53-48, with 5:28 left in the game before the extended its lead back to double digits and turned in the 64-52.
K. Williams scored 14 points and added 11 rebounds while Robinson scored a team-high 15 for the Pack. Shavon Moore scored 13 points and added eight boards while Nicole Williams added 11 points.
As a team the Pack shot 37.3 percent from the floor (19-of-51) while the Broncos shot 34.5 percent (19-of-55). Nevada outrebounded Boise State 48-30 in the game and the Pack recorded 15 assists on 19 field goals.
“This was a great team win and in the second half we fought back with defense,” head coach Jane Albright said. “Our guards did a phenomenal job of getting Kayla the ball. Boise State is a very good team and we upped our game to beat them.”
Nevada will play at Utah State on Wednesday at 6 p.m. PT.