Jacob Leads Gymnasts Over Sacramento State

Freshman Taylor Jacob continued her consistent performance in winning the all-around as the Boise State gymnasts defeated Sacramento State on Senior Night at Taco Bell Arena tonight. Boise State honored seniors Kea Cuaresma and Katie Dinsmore.

The Boise State outpointed Sacramento State 194.5 to 193.2 at Taco Bell Arena tonight in the Broncos' final home meet of the year. The Broncos, in bright pink leotards for Breast Cancer Awareness Day, performed solidly in downing the Hornet women.

Bronco senior Kea Cuaresma had a career-high tying 9.9 on vault to lead Boise State to a 48.625 to 48.5 lead after the first rotation. Freshman Amber Neroes added a 9.825 for Coach Sam Sandmire's team. The Hornets, perfroming on bars, were led by Carrie Kinghorn, Alexis Tsurmoto and Amber Basgall with 9.75's

The Broncos then rang up a season high 49.0 in bars with freshman Taylor Jacob (9.9), junior Lindsay Ward (9.85) and freshman Courtney Achter (9.775) all contributing excellent routines. Sacramento State totalled 48.475 on the vault.

Boise State endured two falls on beam and Sacramento State cut into the Bronco lead with a 48.975 on floor. Jacob led Boise State with a 9.85 while juniors Kristin Aldrich and Ward added 9.775's.

Boise State continued to improve on the floor, scoring a season high 49.25 to clinch the victory. Cuaresma nailed a 9.9 and fellow senior Katie Dinsmore scored 9.875. The Hornets struggled on the beam as well, managing 47.25.

Jacob won the all-around with a season and career best 39.225. Cuaresma was second with 38.65.

"This was a great send off for our seniors who hit their routines where we really needed them," said Coach Sandmire, "and Taylor Jacob has hit four-of-four events for the past four meets - what solid performances from a freshman."

The Broncos honored Cuaresma and Dinsmore with flowers and scrapbooks after the meet.

Here are the scores from tonight's meet:

Team Scores: 1. Boise State 194.5; 2. Sacramento State 193.2.

All-Around: 1. Taylor Jacob, BSU, 39.225; 2. Kea Cuaresma, BSU, 38.65; 3. Marina Borisova, CSUS, 38.625.

Vault: 1. Kea Cuaresma, BSU, 9.9; 2. Amber Neroes, BSU, 9.825; 3. Amber Basgill, CSUS, 9.775.

Bars: 1. Taylor Jacob, BSU, 9.9; 2. Lindsay Ward, BSU, 9.85; 3. Courtney Achter, BSU, 9.775.

Beam: 1. Taylor Jacob, 9.85; 2. (tie) Kristin Aldrich, BSU, Lindsay Ward, BSU, Melissa Genovese, CSUS, 9.775.

Floor: 1. Kea Cuaresma, BSU, 9.9; 2. (tie) Katie Dinsmore, BSU, Marina Borisova, CSUS, 9.875.

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