Nevada overwhelms Fresno Pacific |

Nevada overwhelms Fresno Pacific

RENO – Armon Johnson scored 19 points to lead Nevada to a 89-67 over Fresno Pacific on Tuesday night.

Luke Babbitt added 16 points as the Wolf Pack (3-4) snapped a three-game losing streak.

James Lewis led the Sunbirds (7-2) with 18 points.

Nevada, which is now 3-0 at home, also had 10 points each from Brandon Fields and Joey Shaw.

Nevada took a 56-35 lead at halftime as Johnson scored 17 points and Babbitt added 14. Shaw opened the game with a pair of 3-pointers in the first two minutes as Nevada led the entire first half.

Lewis had 10 first-half points for the Sunbirds. Jordan Wild added seven in the opening half and finished with nine. Todd Brown scored 12 points for the Sunbirds, including nine in the second half.

Fresno Pacific, an NAIA school, cut Nevada’s lead to 20-15 on a free throw by RouSean Cromwell with 12:30 left in the first half. Nevada, though, went on a 14-2 run to take a 34-17 lead with about eight and a half minutes to go in the first.

All 11 players on the Nevada roster played at least eight minutes and 10 scored at least two points. Ray Kraemer added nine points off the bench in 20 minutes.

The Wolf Pack shot 54 percent (32 of 59) for the game. Fresno Pacific shot 44 percent (27 of 62) but missed 16 of its 18 3-point attempts.

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