Pack women swept by Boise State, lose Saturday 80-65

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BOISE, Idaho (KOLO) – The Nevada women’s basketball team dropped an 80-65 contest Saturday afternoon at Boise State to halt its two-game win streak.

Senior Jade Redmon led the Wolf Pack (7-13, 3-6 MW) in scoring for the fourth straight game as she scored 20 points for the second contest in a row. Redmon has reached double figures in all 17 games in which she has played this season. Junior Camariah King also finished in double digits, adding 13 points. Junior Kristin Dearth added a career-high 10 points and grabbed five rebounds. The Pack was outrebounded by the Broncos (17-3, 8-1 MW) 38-20, but was led on the glass by freshman Emma Torbert who picked up eight boards.

King scored the first points of the game but it was all Broncos after that in the first quarter. Boise State was near perfect offensively in the first, connecting on 12-of-13 from the field, which included three 3-pointers. Nevada’s offense was no slouch, shooting 50 percent, but the Broncos red-hot shooting lifted them to a 30-17 lead after 10 minutes of play.

In fact the Pack’s offense did not have a quarter of less than 42 percent shooting in the game, but Boise State’s six triples compared to Nevada’s one stretched out the scoring margin. The Broncos were 6-of-16 from beyond the arc, while the Pack finished 1-of-9. Nevada also committed 15 turnovers in the first half, which contributed to a 17-point lead for Boise State at halftime.

The Pack actually outscored its opponent 32-30 in the second half and won the fourth quarter battle 17-11. In that final period, Nevada held the Broncos to just 21.4 percent shooting and allowed them to convert on just three baskets. Trailing by as many as 22 points in the fourth, the Pack cut the deficit down to 15 but could not get any closer than that with time expiring.

Nevada returns home for one game as it is set to host Colorado State next Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Postgame notes
-The Wolf Pack dropped to 7-13 overall and 3-6 in the Mountain West after suffering an 80-65 loss to Boise State on Saturday.
-The 80 points surrendered by Nevada was the most it has given up since it allowed 86 to Texas Tech on Dec. 15.
-Senior Jade Redmon continued her impressive streak of games in double figures with her second consecutive 20-point game. Redmon has reached double figures in all 17 games she has played this season.
-Junior Kristin Dearth established a new career high, totaling 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in 27 minutes on the floor.
-Junior Camariah King added 13 points and has scored in double figures in three consecutive games.
-Freshman Emma Torbert led the Wolf Pack with eight rebounds.
-Boise State shot 92 percent (12-of-13) in the first quarter to jump out to a 30-17 lead.
-The Broncos made six 3-pointers compared to the Pack’s one.
-The all-time series between Nevada and Boise State is now 40-17 in favor of the Broncos.