Fresno State’s run toward the top of the Mountain West women’s basketball standings hit a roadblock Wednesday night.
Conference co-leader UNLV beat the Bulldogs 73-58 at the Save Mart Center, ending Fresno State’s six-game winning streak and avenging a loss lost month to Fresno State.
The Rebels pulled away in the fourth quarter when they outscored the Bulldogs 17-7.
Fresno State (16-11, 11-5 Mountain West) fell alone into fourth place, a game behind third-place Boise State. UNLV (12-3, 17-9) kept pace with Wyoming atop the conference standings – and the Bulldogs’ next game is Saturday afternoon at Wyoming.
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Candice White scored 28 point for Fresno State and was the only player in double figures – an unusually one-sided Bulldogs’ scoring column. White made 10 of 17 shots; the rest of the team was 10 of 37. White made 4 of 7 3-pointers; the rest of the team was 3 of 16.
UNLV was better balanced on a 27-of-57 shooting night and enjoyed a 14-3 advantage in second-chance points.
Rebels senior starter Brooke Johnson (Hanford High) was one of four UNLV players in double figures with 14 points in a team-high 35 minutes, and sophomore center Rodjanae Wade (Edison) logged six points and three rebounds in 14 minutes.
FRESNO STATE AT WYOMING
- Saturday: 1 p.m. at Laramie
- Webcast: Mountain West Network
- Records: Bulldogs 16-11, 11-5 Mountain West; Cowgirls 19-7, 12-3
- Of note: The Cowgirls kept a piece of first place in the Mountain West with a 63-62 victory over New Mexico on Wednesday night in Albuquerque.