Lady Tigers throttle Smith-Cotton, 53-35
The Nevada Lady Tigers were lights out from beyond the arc Tuesday night in Wynn Gym, knocking down 10 3-pointers en route to a convincing 18-point victory over visiting Sedalia Smith-Cotton.
Nevada (9-15 overall) freshman shooting guard Payge Dahmer got the long-range fireworks started with two first quarter triples, helping the Lady Tigers out to an 11-0 lead.
Midway through the second quarter, Sammy Gundy banked in a trey as Nevada led 17-8. Nevada's dominating start to the contest continued when point guard Calli Beshore drilled her third three of the half, followed by a Teagan Charles low-post score. The run was then capped by a Beshore jumper, as Nevada's lead swelled to 16 at 24-8.
Nevada concluded the first half with seven triples, as Dahmner knocked another one down to give Nevada a 27-13 halftime advantage.
Nevada drilled seven first half 3-pointers.
Smith-Cotton opend the second half on a 6-0 blitz as the visitors trailed 27-19 with 6:27 remaining in the third quarter. After a Sophie Martin jumper brought Sedalia to within seven, Beshore answered at the other end with her fourth 3-pointer of the evening, extending Nevada's lead back to double-digits at 34-24.
Two more three's, one from Dahmer and another from Hailee Lundine put the game on ice as Nevada coasted to victory. Nevada's freshman duo led the way, as Dahmer finished with a game-high 20 and Beshore 16.
The Lady Tigers return to the court Friday night for a home matchup with Center High School.