Season ends for women's hoops after first-round WNIT loss

3/15/2007 7:00:00 AM

The Nevada women's basketball team's first foray into the Women's National Invitation Tournament did not end well for the Wolf Pack.

Nevada's season came to an end Thursday night with an 84-56 loss to Wyoming in the first-round of the WNIT at the Arena-Auditorium.

Nevada finished 17-15 on the year, its third-straight season of improvement under coach Kim Gervasoni. Wyoming improved to 22-9 and will face Missouri in the next round of the WNIT.

Sophomore Dellena Criner led Nevada with 22 points while Jessica Preslar added 14 for the Wolf Pack.

The Wolf Pack shot the ball well from long range and from the field overall. But Nevada couldn't keep up with the hot shooting Cowgirls, who blistered the nets from the field and the free throw line. Wyoming was 56 percent from the field, including 75 percent (9-of-12) from 3-point range. From the line, Wyoming was 84 percent, finishing 21-of-25 after hitting their first 20 in a row.

Preslar hit a milestone in the game. The senior grabbed 5 rebounds and finished with 604 for her career. She is just the fifth Wolf Pack player in history to record 900 points and pull down 600 rebounds in her career.


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