Nevada women’s basketball defeats Stanislaus State for first win of the season | Sports

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RENO, Nev.- Nevada women’s basketball defeated Stanislaus State 85-35 Sunday afternoon at the Lawlor Events Center for their first win of the season.

Stanislaus State’s 35 points was the second fewest by a Nevada opponent in the NCAA era. It is the lowest total by a Nevada opponent since December 29, 1988 (30 vs. San Francisco State).

Freshman Kennedy Lee led the pack with a career-high 18 points while notching a career-high eight rebounds. Red Shirt Junior Alyssa Jimenez had five steals, with her third of the game earning her 100 career steals.

A jumper from Jimenez and a 3-pointer from sophomore Audrey Roden allowed Nevada to take an early 5-0 lead in the first quarter, with a 12-0 goal run after a three-pointer from Stanislaus State that gave it to the pack made it possible to extend the lead to double digits. Jimenez finished the first quarter 14 points clear and hit a fast break layup after receiving a steal to start the second period.

First-half sophomore Kaylee Borden knocked down a three-pointer with 4:57 left that allowed the pack to take a 21-point lead. Junior free throws Tiffany Siu and a late bucket from junior Gabby Giuffre gave Nevada a 24-point advantage as he headed into the dressing room.

After a made jumper from Siu early in the third quarter, Jimenez knocked down a free throw that gave the pack a 30 lead. Jimenez continued to hold Nevada’s lead in check, with their 100th career steal leading to a foul draw and a pair of made free throws to close out the third quarter. Nevada managed to hold Stanislaus State to just four points in the fourth quarter, sealing their first win of the season.

Nevada returns to the Lawlor Events Center on Friday to take on Milwaukee in the annual Nugget Classic at 2 p.m.

Post-game notes

  • Nevada held Stanislaus State to 35 points, the second lowest in a game by a Nevada opponent in the NCAA-era.
  • The Pack recorded 13 steals, their fifth straight game with double-digit steals from last year. Nevada currently ranks seventh in the nation for steals per game, averaging over 15 steals per game.
  • Nevada was never behind in Sunday’s game.
  • Red Shirt Junior Alyssa Jimenez garnered her 100th career steal with a 1:34 in the third quarter. She is the seventh Nevada player since 2013 to accumulate 100 career steals.
  • Junior guard Victoria Davis posted a season-high 15 points, one just short of her career high.
  • graduate student Megan Ormiston hit a season-high 10 rebounds, her second double-digit rebound performance of her career. Ormiston last hit double-digit rebounds on Jan. 7, 2021 against San Diego State.
  • junior guard Tiffany Siu scored a career-high 13 points in 28 minutes off the bench. She has scored all 22 of her career points this season.

SEASON TICKETS AND MINI PLANS ON SALE NOW

Season Passes and Mini Plans are on sale now. Season tickets for women’s basketball in Nevada start as low as $65. Season passes for youth (8th grade and under) start at just $25, while the Family Four Pack (two adults, two youth) is $37.50 per person. Students receive free entry with their Wolf Card.

Nevada offers two plans that give fans the flexibility to choose the games they want to attend. Each plan offers fans the opportunity to guarantee tickets at the Lawlor Events Center for marquee games.

All weekend games not part of the Nugget Classic and the February 11 game against New Mexico will be followed by a free post-game clinic for eighth graders and high school students, in addition to post-game autographs.

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