Nevada women’s basketball preview box
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: NEVADA (2-1) AT GONZAGA (1-0)
When: Today, Noon
Where: McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Wash.
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