Pack Loses Battle with Northern Illinois 98-69
– Closing out the Lady Griz Classic, the Nevada women’s basketball team lost a 98-69 decision to Northern Illinois on Sunday.
Senior Terae Briggs, a native of Pryor, Mont., recorded her second double-double of the season in the loss, totaling 19 points and 10 rebounds. With her performance on Sunday and her 22 points from Saturday’s game, Briggs was named to the Lady Griz Classic All-Tournament team. Briggs finished the day 6-of-13 from the field and was 7-of-11 from the free throw line. Another senior, Jade Redmon, also reached double figures as she posted 14 points. With that output Redmon extends her streak of games in double figures to seven games.
The game was close after the first quarter as the Wolf Pack (1-6) ended the period on an 8-2 run to make it a one-point game. The Huskies (4-3) began to pull away in the second though, outscoring the Pack 25-13 and stake a 47-34 lead at halftime.
Nevada played its best quarter of the game in the third and made a game out of it, continuing to chip away at the deficit. The Wolf Pack shot 61.1 percent in the third to post 24 points in that quarter. Freshman Essence Booker, who sat for much of the first half in foul trouble, made a big impact in the third scoring nine points. With the team down by 19 points at the 4:46 mark of the third, Booker hit a short jumper and drew the foul call on the shot. She made the ensuing free throw and sparked a 16-7 run the remainder of the period that cut the deficit to 10 to start the fourth.
The Huskies defense however, was able to shut down the Pack’s momentum in the fourth. NIU began the final quarter scoring the first 10 points and put the game out of reach midway through the fourth. All in all, Northern Illinois outscored the Pack 30-11 in the period to earn the 31-point win.
Nevada will have eight days in between games and return to the court next Tuesday, Dec. 11 for the annual ‘When I Grow Up’ game at 11 a.m. against Stanislaus State in Lawlor Events Center.
-Nevada falls to 1-6 on the year and has lost four consecutive games.
-Senior Terae Briggs was named to the Lady Griz Classic all-tournament team after her performances this weekend. The Pryor, Mont. native averaged 20.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game and recorded her second double-double of the season on Sunday.
-Senior Jade Redmon kept her streak of consecutive games in double figures alive with 14 points. Her streak is up to seven games.
-Nevada’s 69 points are the second-most it has scored in a game this season.
-Freshmen Essence Booker and Imani Lacy both fell one point shy of reaching double figures.
-The Huskies hit 12 3-pointers in the game, while the Pack connected on three.
-Nevada won the third quarter and had cut the deficit to 10 points, but was outscored 30-11 in the fourth.
-The all-time series between Nevada and Northern Illinois is now 1-0 in favor of the Huskies.