Nevada basketball got their first taste of live action beating Dominican University of California 90-55 in their first exhibition.
Nevada had four players scoring in double digits against Dominican University. Junior guard Grant Sherfield led the team in scoring with 19 points, shooting 5-6 on field goals. Sherfield was efficient offensively going 3-4 from three and 6-7 from the free throw line. Sherfield did not only help Nevada with his scoring, but he also led the team with seven assists.
Senior Guard Desmond Cambridge Jr. had a good scoring night himself, dropping 15 points going 6-14 from the field and 3-7 from the three point line. Junior center Will Baker finished with 12 points with efficient scoring in the paint, behind the ark and from the free throw line. He also added a team high of eight rebounds. The last main contributor was senior guard/forward AJ Bramah who finished with 15 points and seven rebounds. He came off the bench and shot 5-7 from the floor and 5-6 from the free throw line.
The Wolf Pack started the game off slow as there were a couple lead changes early on. Sherfield and Cambridge scored a lot of Nevada’s points early in the first half. The game was close as it was Nevada up 18-16 with 10:39 left in the first half. The Wolf Pack began to break away after this as the rest of the team started to score. Nevada ended the half up ten with a score of 41-31. The Wolf Pack as a team shot 44 percent from the field and 50 percent from the free throw line in the first half.
Nevada kept the lead around ten early in the second half. Around the 16:00 mark, the Wolf Pack blew the game open going on a 21 to zero point run. There was non-stop scoring in the paint from Baker, Washington, Cambridge and Sherfield. The score was 71-41 with 10:49 left in the second half. Nevada continued to score and play great defense as they extended their lead to 37 points multiple times in the second half. Nevada improved in the second half shooting 53 percent from the field and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Wolf Pack won the exhibition 90-55.
The Wolf Pack starters shot the ball well from everywhere on the court, and Nevada got a huge 35 points from the bench. Nevada had 38 points in the paint and played good defense holding Dominican University to 35 percent shooting from the field. Nevada will look to take this momentum into their first game against Eastern Washington on Nov. 9.
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