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Nevada Women Lose at Colorado State

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3/3/2015


A basket by junior Julia Shelbourn with 4:15 to play tied the game at 52-52 but Colorado State pulled away late to down the University of Nevada women's basketball team 68-61 Tuesday night.

Junior Kelsey Kaelin finished the game with a team and career-high 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting and added a career-best five assists. Senior Mimi Mungedi also reached double figures and recorded her 12th double-double of the year with 12 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, Nevada dished out a season-high 23 assists and were led by senior Emily Burns who recorded a career-best seven helpers.

The Wolf Pack (8-20, 4-13 MW) hung with the league's first-place team for a majority of the first half. Sophomore Ashlee Jones opened the scoring with a shot from downtown to put the Pack ahead early on. CSU (22-6, 14-3 MW) grabbed its first lead of the game just under the 16 minute mark on a layup by Jamie Patrick that made the score 8-7.

On its next possession, the Pack regained the lead thanks to Kaelin's first basket of the first of the game. After the Rams stretched their lead out to four, Shelbourn hit a hard fought layup inside, drawing the foul. Shelbourn sunk the ensuing free throw to bring Nevada to within one point.

With 7:14 remaining in the opening half, Nevada was working on a string of six consecutive points to take a 22-20 lead. From there, Colorado State took advantage of a scoring drought that lasted 6:06 for the Wolf Pack and scored 14 unanswered points to take a 12-point lead.

Coming off the bench, freshman Teige Zeller broke the drought on a layup in the paint to cut it to 10. Following a three by CSU's Hanne Mestdagh, Kaelin traded three's to send Nevada into the locker room down 37-27.

Coming out of halftime down by 10, the Pack began the second half on an 8-0 run to cut it to two. Colorado State had gotten its lead back up to eight and as the half continued on, Nevada fought and clawed to stay within striking distance. With 7:52 on the clock, Mungedi's short jumper helped her team to just a 48-45 deficit.

Nevada again was able to cut it down to three with under six to play after three straight offensive rebounds led to a Shelbourn layup. That started three consecutive buckets by Shelbourn, the third of which tied it at 52-52 with 4:15 left.

The difference maker down the stretch, however, was a 10-3 Colorado State run over the next three minutes. The Pack faced a 10-point deficit once more with 1:03 left and made things interesting. A basket by junior Nyasha Lesure, a steal in the backcourt by senior Aja Johnson, missed jumper, offensive board and quick jumper by Kaelin made it a two possession game with 39 ticks left.

Colorado State hit its free throws in the final 30 seconds, however, to seal the win and at least a share of the Mountain West regular season title.

The turnover game proved to be the ultimate difference maker in the contest as 19 Nevada turnovers led to 22 points off turnovers for the Rams. Nevada turned seven CSU turnovers into just two points.

Nevada returns home for one final regular season contest this Friday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. against San Diego State. The Pack will honor its five seniors prior to tip.

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