At the women’s home exhibition game on Oct. 31, they took an easy win against Fresno Pacific University at 73-49.
Fresno did start ahead of Nevada 6-0, however, Amaya West gained two points to start off the Wolf Pack run with a good layup. West gained two more points, making both free throws after a foul by Sara Lundqvist. With Nevada up 6-8 halfway through the period, there were about two scoreless minutes. There were three shot attempts missed by Nevada, and Alyssa Jimenez had one block on Fresno. Another foul by Fresno allowed Nia Alexander to gain two points off of free throws. Nevada only missed one out of nine free throws in the first period. Nevada was up 18-14 at the end of ten minutes.
Fresno came back with the first three good three-pointers of the game at the start of the second period. They took the lead at 6:41, making the score 23-20. Da’Ja Hamilton shot the first good three-pointer for Nevada to tie up the score. The Wolf Pack was able to increase their lead because of the multiple free throws they shot off of fouls by Fresno. With Fresno’s couple of shots here and there at the end of the period, they still were behind Nevada 33-34.
Hamilton started the third period with another three-pointer for Nevada, and got two more towards the end of the period. Fresno was held to 38 points for almost seven minutes. Hamilton scored the most points for Nevada in this period with a total of 15.
Nevada was on fire in the last period of the game. They put 18 points on the scoreboard, which consisted of five free throw points, one three pointer, three layups and two jumpers. Fresno gained 11 points, which was not enough to take a lead. Nevada ended up sweeping Fresno 73-49.
Nevada dominated in many aspects of the game: steals, blocks, assists, rebounds, made free throws, fast break points, points off turnovers and lead in bench points.
Kylie Jimenez had the most time on the court at 32 minutes, and Hamilton was next up with 26.
The next game for the women will be at home on Nov. 10 against Saint Mary’s at 5:30 p.m.
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