RENO, Nev. (KOLO) – Senior Terae Briggs recorded her fourth double-double of the season Saturday as the Nevada women’s basketball team suffered an 86-67 loss to Texas Tech.
For Briggs, her 18-point, 13-rebound performance marked her third consecutive double-double, leading the Wolf Pack (2-7) in both categories. She finished 5-of-10 from the field and was perfect from the free throw line, hitting 8-of-8. She also added three steals, two blocks and a career-high six assists to her day in 37 minutes played. The Pack had three others reach double figures in the game as junior Camariah King scored 13 and freshmen Amaya West and Da’Ja Hamilton each contributed 12, a career high for Hamilton.
The Pack got off to a slow start in the first quarter, which proved to be the difference in the game. The Red Raiders (6-2) used 52.2 percent shooting, and held the Pack to just 25 percent, to jump out to a 27-12 lead after the first 10 minutes of play. It was a very evenly matched game the rest of the way, with Texas Tech outscoring the Pack by just four points in the final three quarters.
At the 7:27 mark of the second quarter, Nevada found itself trailing by 22 points. From that point, the Pack used a 14-2 run that spanned four minutes to cut the deficit down to 10 points, capped off by a midrange jumper by West. Nevada kept it right around a 10-point deficit for the remainder of the quarter until Texas Tech’s Chrislyn Carr hit a triple at the buzzer to send the Red Raiders into halftime up by 13.
Nevada and Texas Tech posted very similar third and fourth quarters, with the differential being just six points in favor of the Red Raiders. The Pack tried to mount a comeback in the fourth, but could only get the deficit down to 11 points with 4:14 to play. Texas Tech’s Carr then scored eight consecutive points to put the game away for the Red Raiders. Carr finished with a game-high 35 points, knocking down nine 3-pointers.
Nevada continues its four-game homestand next Thursday, Dec. 20 with a 6:30 p.m. matchup at Lawlor Events Center against Seattle U.
-Nevada falls to 2-7 on the year after suffering an 86-67 loss to Texas Tech.
-Senior Terae Briggs recorded her fourth double-double of the season, and third straight, with a team-high 18 points and 13 rebounds. She added a career-high six assists, three steals and two blocks.
-Nevada had three others reach double figures in junior Camariah King (13), and freshmen Amaya West (12) and Da’Ja Hamilton (12). Hamilton’s 12 points are a career high.
-Junior Sami Dinan has played a career-high 16 minutes in two consecutive games and dished out a career-best three assists in today’s game.
-Minus the first quarter, the Pack was only outscored in the game by four points.
-Nevada shot 90 percent from the free throw line.
-The Wolf Pack shot 43.3 percent from the field for the game, including 60 percent in the second quarter.
-The all-time series between Nevada and Texas Tech is now 1-0 in favor of the Red Raiders.