Feb. 19, 2006
The Colorado State University women's basketball (8-15, 2-10 MWC) fell, 74-57, to the UNLV Rebels (15-8, 7-5 MWC) at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas on Saturday night. The Rebels took control early, beginning the game on a 14-0 run, and not allowing a Rams' field goal in the first nine minutes of the contest.
The Rebels' lead reached 21 points, 32-11 with four minutes remaining in the first half, but the Rams' responded with a 10-3 run to cut the lead to 14 points, 35-21. However, a three-pointer by UNLV guard Sheena Moore pushed the lead to 38-21 heading into halftime.
Colorado State opened up the second half on a 8-4 run to cut the lead back to 13 points, but that was as close as the Rams' would get. UNLV answered by scoring 21 of the next 27 points in the game. Senior Melissa Dennett scored nine of her team-high 15 points in the final 7:30 for Colorado State, but the Rams were unable to get any closer than 16 points over that stretch, eventually falling by 17 points, 74-57.
In addition to Dennett's 15, senior Lindsay Thomas and freshman Casie Shepherd added 10 points each. Junior Molly Nohr finished as the game's leading rebounder with eight boards to go along with her six points. Junior Liz Kramer also played well for the Rams, scoring seven points and dishing out seven assists.
Next up, the Rams travel to Fort Worth to take on TCU on Feb. 22 before heading back to Moby Arena for two-straight home games.