UNLV Defeats San Diego State to Secure Third Mountain West Crown


In a showcase of resilience and determination, the No. 21 UNLV Lady Rebels stormed their way to a historic victory, clinching their third consecutive Mountain West championship. 

Led by a stellar performance from Desi-Rae Young, UNLV showcased their prowess on both ends of the court, ultimately triumphing over San Diego State with a commanding 66-49 win on Wednesday night.

Young, a force to be reckoned with, spearheaded UNLV’s charge with an impressive stat line, tallying 18 points, 10 rebounds, and six steals. 

Her contributions proved instrumental in securing the coveted championship for her team. Additionally, Young’s resilience was on full display as she battled through a potential injury scare, showcasing her determination to lead her team to victory.

Young Leads Lady Rebels to Third Straight Mountain West Triump

In a showcase of resilience and determination, the No. 21 UNLV Lady Rebels stormed their way to a historic victory, clinching their third consecutive Mountain West championship.

The journey to the championship was not without its challenges. Despite a sluggish start that saw UNLV struggle to find their offensive rhythm in the first half, the Lady Rebels demonstrated their championship pedigree by staging a remarkable comeback. 

Trailing at halftime with just 20 points on the board, UNLV ignited a fierce offensive surge in the third quarter, sparked by a 12-0 run that shifted the momentum firmly in their favor.

Key contributions from Ashley Scoggin, Alyssa Brown, and Amarachi Kimpson complemented Young’s stellar performance, as UNLV showcased their depth and versatility on both ends of the court. 

Scoggin’s clutch three-pointer and Brown’s dominant presence in the paint further solidified UNLV’s control of the game, leaving their opponents struggling to mount a comeback.

Despite a spirited effort from San Diego State, highlighted by standout performances from Jada Lewis and Abby Prohaska, UNLV’s dominance proved insurmountable. 

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UNLV Lady Rebels’ Historic Three-Peat Journey

The Lady Rebels’ relentless defensive pressure and efficient scoring barrage in the fourth quarter left San Diego State unable to close the gap, sealing their fate and paving the way for UNLV’s coronation as champions once again.

With this victory, UNLV etched their name in the annals of Mountain West history, becoming the first team to clinch both the regular season and tournament championships for three consecutive years. 

Their remarkable achievement speaks volumes about the resilience, skill, and unity of this exceptional team, cementing their status as a force to be reckoned with in collegiate women’s basketball.

As the confetti falls and the celebrations begin, the UNLV Lady Rebels can bask in the glory of their triumph, knowing that their journey to the top of the Mountain West is a testament to their unwavering dedication and unyielding spirit. 

With their sights set on even greater heights, this championship-winning team has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the storied history of UNLV basketball.

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