Nevada women's basketball preview box



When: Tonight, 5:30 p.m.

Where: Cheney, Washington

Coaches: Wendy Schuller (Eastern Washington); Kim Gervasoni (Nevada)

Series history:

Probable starters: NEVADA - F Cherlanda Franklin (6.0, 5.5), Marianne Lombardi (8.0, 3.5); C Shavon Moore (8.0, 4.0); G Dellena Criner (7.0, 3.5), Brandi Fitzgerald (6.5, 4.5). EWU - F Nicole Scott (10.0, 8.0), Sydney Benson (2.0, 6.0); C Amy Bratvoid (5.0, 5.0); G Katy Baker (18.0, 4.0), Jessica Huntington (2.0, 2.0).

About Nevada: The Pack women have not played up to expectations in the first two games, especially when it comes to taking care of the ball. Nevada has turned the ball over 64 times in two games, and all-WAC point guard Dellena Criner has 15 of those ... Reserve guard Mikail Price leads the team in scoring at 14.5, and she is the only player averaging in double figures ... Franklin has shot the ball well from the outside (55.6), while Lomabardi is 8 for 12 from the floor.

About Eastern Washington: Former Carson High star Nicole Scott pulled down eight rebounds, blocked two shots and scored 10 points in EWU's 63-48 win over Montana Tech last weekend ... Baker netted 18 points, including 4-for-6 shooting from 3-point range.

Compiled by Darrell Moody


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