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Poor Second Half Costs Nevada Women's Basketball Team

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 The University of Nevada women's basketball team dropped its sixth-straight Mountain West contest Saturday afternoon by the final of 61-45 to visiting Wyoming.

The Cowgirls (9-10, 4-5 MW) outscored the Wolf Pack (6-13, 2-6 MW) 27-4 in the final 11:59 of the game to regain the lead and stretch it out to a 16-point advantage when the final buzzer sounded. Nevada ended the last 5:34 of the game without a single point.

The run for Wyoming started at 11:59 when Natalie Baker hit a layup inside to cut the Cowgirls' deficit to five points. From there, the visitors used a 21-2 run over the next seven minutes and a three-pointer by the game's leading scorer Marquelle Dent to stretch the lead out to 10. Five of Wyoming's last six field goals were from beyond the arc.

Nevada led at halftime, 27-25, and suffered its first loss of the season when leading at the break. Senior Emily Burns led the Pack in scoring for the second straight game, tallying 13 points. Junior Kelsey Kaelin posted new career-highs with 10 points and seven rebounds, her first game in double figures as a member of the Wolf Pack.

Wyoming scored 13 points off of 15 Nevada turnovers, while the Pack converted just four points off of seven Cowgirls turnovers. For the first time since facing Boise State in February of 2013, senior Mimi Mungedi was held without a made field goal (0-of-8). The Pack shot under 30 percent (16-of-58) for the third straight contest.

Nevada begins the month of February on the road with a Mountain West game next Wednesday, Feb. 4 at San Diego State. Tip-off is slated for 6 p.m.

Nevada Press Release


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