RENO, Nev. – The Wolf Pack women’s basketball team fell 75-55 at home to Grand Canyon in front of a program record 4,307 fans Tuesday morning at Lawlor Events Center.
With the loss, Nevada falls to 4-6 on the season, while Grand Canyon improves to 7-2 on the year.
Nevada got on the board first, scoring on a Mimi Mungedi basket in the paint to start the game. Grand Canyon reclaimed the lead and held it for the majority of the first half, before Danika Sharp nailed a three to tie the game at 18-18 with 7:50 on the clock. Mungedi scored her 10th point of the game at the 3:18 mark to cut the Wolf Pack deficit to 27-25. The Antelopes went into halftime with a 32-26 lead.
Grand Canyon extended its lead to double-digits out of the break to 44-30. Mungedi’s bucket in the key at the 14:34 mark chopped the Grand Canyon lead back down to single figures at 46-37. The Antelopes matched its biggest lead of the game at 59-43 with seven minutes to play in regulation. A lay-up by Wolf Pack guard Terilyn Moe cut the deficit to 63-51 with 3:51 to play. That would be the closest Nevada would get, as Grand Canyon won the game 75-55.
Mungedi led Nevada with 15 points and nine rebounds. Moe added 11 points for the Wolf Pack. Judy Jones recorded a double-double for Grand Canyon, finishing the game with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Nevada outrebounded GCU 43-41.
Nevada will travel to Santa Barbara next weekend for a game against UC Santa Barbara. Tip-off is next Saturday at 2 p.m.