UNLV roundup: Lady Rebels slip past Gonzaga

Katie Powell hit a go-ahead shot on an offensive rebound with 24.6 seconds left and blocked a shot with eight seconds to go, helping UNLV edge Gonzaga 52-50 in a nonconference women’s basketball game Saturday in Spokane, Washington.

Powell had nine points and game highs of 13 rebounds and three blocks for the Lady Rebels (5-3), who halted their three-game skid and the Bulldogs’ 10-game home win streak.

Jordyn Bell scored a career-high 15 points, Nikki Wheatley 13 and Brooke Johnson 11 for UNLV in a game featuring nine ties and 15 lead changes.

Chandler Smith scored 17 points for Gonzaga (5-4), which trailed 40-37 entering the fourth quarter and shot 32.7 percent for the game.

The Lady Rebels shot 40.4 percent, had a 35-34 edge in rebounds and held the Bulldogs 19 points under their scoring average.

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