Nevada women's basketball preview box


When: Today, Noon

Where: McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Wash.

TV-Radio: None/None

Coaches: Kim Gervasoni (Nevada); Kelly Graves (Gonzaga)

Probable starters: NEVADA - F Bre'Anna Henry (1.3, 1.7), Cherlanda Franklin (4.7, 5.7); C Shavon Moore (10.0, 5.0); G Dellena Criner (12.0, 4.7); Brandi Fitzgerald (5.0, 3.7). GONZAGA - F Janelle Bekkering (20.0, 3.0), Heather Bowman (21.0, 6.0); G Rachel Kane (0.0, 2.0), Michelle Elliott (13.0, 6.0), Jami Bjorklund (17.0, 10.0).

About Nevada: The Wolf Pack moved to 2-1 with a 74-68 come-from-behind win over Eastern Washington Thursday night. Nevada, thanks to the play of junior guard Dellena Criner (22 points) and freshman forward/center Shavon Moore (14 points), was able to wipe out a 10-point EWU lead in the second half ... Nevada improved to 2-3 in road openers under coach Kim Gervasoni ... Coty Feest came off the bench to score eight points, tying her career high ... Nevada came down in the amount of turnovers against EWU, but the Pack is still averaging 27 miscues a contest ... The Pack is still struggling offensively, shooting just 32 percent. Criner and Brandi Fitzgerald, two three-year starters, are struggling at 29.6 and 30.8, respectively.

About Gonzaga: The Bulldogs recorded an impressive 91-72 win over Washington earlier this week, building up an impressive 55-33 lead in the first half ... The Bulldogs shot an impressive 47 percent against the Huskies led by Bjorklund who went 8 for 14 and Bowman, who went 9 for 13.

Compiled by Darrell Moody


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