Lady Rebels set program high 16 3-pointers in dominant win

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Jasmyn Lott shoots free throw at Cox Pavilion. Photo by DJ Cabanlong.

UNLV Women’s basketball made a program high 16 3-pointers at Cox Pavillion to defeat the Utah Tech Trailblazers 100-67 to make its record 3-0 on Nov 14th. 

The Rebels’ scoring was led by center Desi-Rae Young, who put up a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Along with Young, other key contributors to the Lady Rebels include Alyssa Durazo-Frescas and Kiara Jackson. Durazo-Frescas made five 3-pointers, finishing the night with 17 points, two rebounds, and three assists. Jackson put up 16 points for the Lady Rebels, along with five rebounds and six assists. 

The game had an unorthodox start with an administrative technical foul on UNLV just after the tip-off that led to Macie Warren making a free throw and Utah Tech starting the game with the ball.

In the first quarter, the Rebels and Utah Tech went neck and neck, trading the lead six times.

Jackson made three field goals, including a 3-pointer, to lead the Rebels in scoring with seven points in the quarter.

Macie Warren and Breaunna Gillen both knocked down 3-pointers and combined for 12 points, making five of their eight field goal attempts. 

The second quarter started with both teams at an even 17-17. 

Four minutes into the second, the Lady Rebels went on a 10-point run that was jump started by a 3-pointer by Ashley Scoggin to give them a 34-22 lead.

The Rebels continued to hold onto the lead to enter the half on top 41-34. 

Right from the get-go, the Lady Rebels commanded the court, Durazo-Frescas dropped a 3-pointer off of a turnover to put UNLV up by 11 points three minutes into the second half. 

The pace continued through Young, who had six field goals and three rebounds, in the third quarter. 

The Rebels found themselves with a nine-point run to close out the quarter, which consisted of another three-point jump shot made by Scoggin.

Scoggin off of the bench played 23 minutes and finished the game splashing four 3-pointers and totaled 16 points.

The Lady Rebels started to pull away in the third quarter and finished the  third quarter scoring 34 points and, extending its lead to  75-53.

Entering the final quarter, the Rebels continued its winning momentum and racked up an additional 25 points in the quarter. 

The Rebels kept the pace on offense with Nneka Obiazor scoring the first points of the quarter for UNLV.

Obiazor stood out in the fourth quarter making three more field goals, one of which was a 3-pointer.

The Lady Rebels’ had a 13-point scoring run in the fourth, its highest-scoring run of the night. The run began with Young making both her free throws and consisted of a 3-pointer by Kiara Jackson after a steal by Alyssa Brown.

The game ended with the Lady Rebels reaching triple digits and defeating Utah Tech 100-67.

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