Alex Sheedy bounced back from her second-lowest scoring game of the season by leading the way with 22 points to help the Fresno State women’s basketball team close out a 62-44 Mountain West Conference victory at Nevada on Saturday.
Raven Fox provided 19 points off the bench for the Bulldogs (15-3, 7-0), who have won 11 straight games and tied the 1986-87 team for the second-best record through 18 games in program history.
Sheedy had been limited to 11 points last week in a 66-65 victory at Wyoming. The senior answered Saturday with 9-of-17 shooting, including three 3-pointers, to top the 20-point barrier for the fifth time this season. She added 11 rebounds for her sixth double-double.
Fox, a senior, had been in a bit longer scoring funk with just 12 points combined in the past three games.
But Fox, who had been averaging 6.9 points in the past 13 games, got back in a groove against the Wolf Pack and rattled off the Bulldogs’ final eight points for her highest scoring production since a career-high 31 in late November.
Shauqunna Collins, who took over as starting point guard for Fox since the start of the Bulldogs’ winning streak, continued her strong showing of late with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Collins also provided four rebounds, three assists and three steals.
The junior transfer from Garden City Community College was coming off a career-high 26 points.
Fresno State had 14 steals, forced Nevada into 20 turnovers and held the Wolf Pack to their second-lowest scoring output of the season. Nevada’s only other game it scored less was the first time it lost to Fresno State 65-43 on Jan. 10.
Mimi Mungedi, Nevada’s 6-foot-8 center, was the only Wolf Pack player to score in double figures, finishing with 12 points.