Late rally pushes Pacific past Nevada 76-71

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) — Nevada’s women’s basketball was defeated by Pacific 76-71 Sunday afternoon at the Lawlor Events Center. Graduate student Megan Ormiston led Nevada with a season-high 12 points, while junior guard Victoria Davis boasted 11 points and a career-high six steals.

Looking for a quick start, Nevada got a spark off the bench in the first quarter from junior guard Gabby Giuffre. The San Diego transfer knocked down three 3-pointers that allowed the pack to take a 17-14 lead after the opening 10 minutes. She reached her career high with 11 points.

However, Pacific capitalized on an 11-0 goal run to take the lead with five minutes remaining in the first half.

The Tigers knocked down a 3-pointer to put themselves a nine-point lead but junior Gabby Rones hit a basket from beyond the arc and Ormiston completed a layup in the final seconds to reduce the deficit to four at half-time.

The pack opened the third quarter by collecting two baskets that gave them a one-point lead, with a 3-point lead from Audrey Roden as a sophomore stretching Nevada’s lead to seven points.

Pacific knocked down a three to level the game, but Ormiston responded with a free throw and a layup to give the pack the advantage to head back into the fourth quarter. The Tigers scored seven unanswered points in the fourth quarter and held their lead in the dying seconds. Davis hit a quick layup from an offensive rebound to reduce the deficit to 70-69 with 28 seconds left, but Pacific slammed his final six free throws to end the game. Nevada returns to the Lawlor Events Center on Sunday, November 20 at 1 p.m. against Stanislaus State

Post-game notes

  • Nevada racked up a season-high 18 steals on Sunday, the fourth consecutive game with double-digit steals from last year.
  • Junior guard Victoria Davis notched a season-high 11 points while also grabbing a career-high six steals. Davis is the first player to have at least five steals in a game since Kylie Jimenez (6 vs. Bowling Green, March 20, 2022).
  • Forward Megan Ormiston, a grad student, led Nevada with a season-high 12 points, her 10th double-digit performance of her career.
  • Junior forward Lexie Givens dished out a career-high seven assists. The pack finished as a team with 18 assists.
  • Pacific got his 15th win against Nevada in the NCAA era.


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