On the final day of the New Orleans Shootout, the University of Nevada women's basketball team was upended by No. 16/14 Oregon State 73-50 Saturday evening.
The nationally-ranked Beavers (10-0) got off to a hot start in the early goings of the first half, taking a 12-4 lead in the opening minutes. The Wolf Pack (4-7) offense enjoyed an 8-0 run in about a one minute time span to tie the ballgame at 12-12, before OSU returned the favor with an 8-0 of its own.
A free throw made by Aja Johnson pulled Nevada to an eight-point deficit with 8:29 to play, but that is as close as the Pack would get in the half. Oregon State used 6-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc to take an 18-point lead, 43-25, into halftime.
The Beavers continued to pressure the Pack in the backcourt throughout the beginning of the second half, extending their lead to as many as 34 with under eight minutes to play. Nevada finished the contest on a high note, however, outscoring OSU 15-4 in the final six minutes.
Senior Mimi Mungedi's consecutive double-double streak ended at four games as she finished with seven points and seven rebounds in the game. Mungedi did post four blocked shots, moving her into sole possession of second place on the all-time blocks list at Nevada with 118 in her career, four shy of owning the record.
Sophomore point guard Iman Lathan led the Wolf Pack in scoring, totaling 14 points on 7-of-14 shooting. Fellow sophomore Ashlee Jones set a new career-high in points, tallying 11 as she hit three shots from the three-point line, her first game in double figures.
Nevada will return to the floor to open Mountain West action on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. PST in Colorado Springs, Colo. to take on Air Force.