The Nevada women’s basketball team dropped a narrow 55-51 decision Saturday afternoon to the Wyoming Cowgirls in front of 2,371 fans.
Prior to the game, the Nevada athletics department and multiple community partners hosted a Family and Kids Fair in conjunction with the celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Also in Lawlor Events Center an All-Sports Clinic was held, offering kids the opportunity to learn about certain sports from Wolf Pack student-athletes. Those two events helped flood over 2,000 fans into Lawlor for the game, making the attendance of 2,371 the second-highest of the season.
The game itself was tight from start to finish as neither team pulled ahead by more than eight points. Additionally in the quarter-by-quarter breakdown, neither the Cowgirls (16-5, 9-3 MW) or Wolf Pack (8-15, 4-8 MW) won any of the quarters by more than two points. Both teams struggled to hit their shots in the game but it was the Nevada defense that wreaked havoc on a Wyoming team that averages just over 70 points per game, holding the Cowgirls to 55 points.
Nevada is at home tonight as it hosts San Diego State for its annual Play4Kay pink game at 6:30 p.m.