Lady Frogs fall short in Las Vegas

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    The third-seeded women’s basketball team lost to the seventh-seeded UNLV Lady Rebels 84-75 Wednesday night in the second round of play in the Mountain West Conference Championships.

    The team had secured a first-round bye after finishing the regular season with a 12-4 conference record, but the loss in the second round ended the team’s hopes of winning the conference tournament title.

    Junior guard TK LaFleur led the way for the Lady Frogs with 19 points while sophomore guard Helena Sverrisdottir chipped in with 16 points and 13 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season.

    UNLV led by 20 points at halftime and the Lady Frogs were able to shrink the lead to single digits with only minutes to play.

    The Lady Rebels shot 52.7 percent from the floor while holding the Lady Frogs to just 41.4 percent.

    The team had bested the UNLV twice already this season, with a 66-61 victory on the road in January and a 75-46 walloping on Feb. 10.

    The team won’t find out if it will receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament until Monday evening.