After a successful run that had them in fourth place in the Western Athletic Conference, the Boise State women's basketball team seem to be copying the men's team's style of winning a game and then losing one. The Broncos dropped a 69-64 decision to San Jose State last night on their home floor.
The Spartan inside duo of Lamisha Augustine and Amber Jackson was too much for the Broncos. Augustine poured in 28 points, took down 11 rebounds and blocked six shots, while Jackson netted 16 points and also had 11 rebounds. Boise State came into the game ranked in the national top twenty for field goal percentage defense, but allowed San Jose to shoot 48 percent from the field, most on shots in the paint.
Michelle Hessing was a bright spot for Coach Gordy Presnell's team with a career-high 19 points, five rebounds and three assists. Guard Jessica Thompson chipped in with 14 points for the Broncos.
San Jose State is now 5-2 in the WAC and 10-8 overall, while Boise State slips to 4-5 in league and 12-9 overall. The Broncos travel to play Fresno State Saturday afternoon.