Nov. 15, 2013
RENO, Nev. - The Long Beach State women's basketball team fell behind early and never recovered as Nevada built a 28-point halftime lead en route to a 91-61 win Friday evening at Lawlor Events Center.
LBSU (0-2) shot just 28.2 percent on the night and was 4-of-24 from behind the arc. Freshman Bree Throop led the 49ers with 11 points (4-for-6), while classmate Madison Montgomery chipped in nine. Junior Ella Clark grabbed a team-best eight rebounds and freshman Raven Benton finished with eight points, six boards and three steals.
Nevada (2-0) controlled the opening tip and got a quick three before Long Beach State answered on the ensuing possession with a 3-pointer from junior Alex Sanchez. The Wolf Pack then proceeded to go on a 12-0 run to pull ahead, 15-3.
Clark eventually ended a five-minute scoring drought for LBSU with a jumper at the 14:31 mark. The two teams would trade baskets over the next few minutes before UNR used a 21-4 spurt to take its largest lead of the half at 40-11. LBSU then came back with seven unanswered, capped by a 3-pointer from junior Lauren Spargo, but Nevada went on to outscore the visitors, 9-3, over the final two minutes to hold a 49-21 advantage at the break.
The 49ers shot 21.2 percent in the first half and were 5-of-8 from the free throw line, while UNR was 51.6 percent from the floor and 15-of-23 from the charity stripe. The Wolf Pack also won the battle in the paint, 22-6.
Long Beach State was unable to dig itself out of the 28-point hole after intermission as Nevada continued to run the floor in the second period. The closest LBSU got was after Clark's 3-pointer to start the half, which made it 49-24.
Emily Burns led the Wolf Pack with a game-high 16 points and 12 rebounds. Arielle Wideman added 15 points and 6-foot-8 center Mimi Mungedi was a perfect 6-for-6 to finish with 12 points. UNR shot 48.4 percent from the field.
Nevada's 91 points were the most allowed by a 49er team since giving up 93 at Pacific on Jan. 12, 2012.
Long Beach State will look to bounce back on Sunday, Nov. 17, when it travels to the University of San Francisco for a 2 p.m. non-conference showdown.
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