Nevada hosted three other teams in the Nugget Classic at Lawlor Events Center. In the first game of the tournament Nevada defeated University of Portland 84-59. Sophomore Iman Lathan was the high scorer of the game with 21 points; she also led the team in assists with seven. Senior Mimi Mungedi had 16 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Ashlee Jones chipped in nine points including three, three pointers. With the win the Wolf Pack improved its record to 2-3 including a 2-0 record at home.
In the championship of the Nugget Classic Nevada was defeated by Ole Miss 77-66. The Wolf Packs leading scorer was Mungedi who had 15 points and she also contributed nine rebounds. The reigning Mountain West conference player of the year protected the rim with five blocks. Senior Emily Burns had 13 points to go along with nine rebounds and a steal. The second place finish lowered Nevada’s record to 2-4 and the loss was the Wolf Pack’s first at home.
Mungedi and Lathan were both named to the Nugget Classic All-Tournament team. Mungedi averaged 15.5 points per game and 8.5 rebounds and four blocks during the tournament. Lathan averaged 15 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game.
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