Poor Shooting Dooms Bronco Women's Basketball

If tonight was the final "tuneup" for the Boise State women's basketball team before the WAC tournament, the Broncos were not firing on all cylinders. Boise State lost to Idaho 72-59.

A poor first half led to defeat for the Boise State women's basketball team 72-59 at the hands of Idaho in Moscow tonight. The Broncos attempted to rally in the second half, cutting the deficit to nine at one point, but hot three-point shooting by the Lady Vandals kept Coach Gordy Presnell's team at bay.

Rebecca Kepilino led the way for Boise State with 15 points and nine rebounds. Michelle Hessing followed with 10 points, four rebounds and three blocks. Nadia Begay also had 10 points for Boise State (14-14, 6-10 in the Western Athletic Conference). Boise State enters the WAC tournament next Wednesday as the sixth seed. The Broncos will learn their opponent for the first round game after results this weekend.


Idaho (9-18, 5-11) was led by Emily Faurholt's 21 points and four rebounds. Leilani Mithcell added 18 points and eight assists for the Vandals.

Here is tonight's box score:

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY (14-14, 6-10)

Kepilino, Rebecca 6-12 3-5 15; Hessing, Michelle 4-7 2-2 10; Begay, Nadia 4-14 1-2 10; Thompson, Jessica 2-11 3-4 7; Buggs, Benita 3-7 0-0 6; Galassi, Jenna 2-3 0-0 5; Lee, Jackie 1-6 0-1 2; Little, Heather 1-1 0-0 2; Thompson, Jackie 1-2 0-0 2; Stewart, Amanda 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-63 9-14 59.


UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (9-18, 5-11)
Faurholt, Emily 7-14 4-5 21; Mitchell, Leilani 4-10 6-6 18; Flynn, MacKenzie 3-4 2-2 11; Felton, Karly 2-5 6-8 10; Summers, Jessica 3-6 1-2 7; Bowen, Jordyn 1-2 1-2 3; Halliday, Emily 0-0 2-2 2; Schlotthauer, Katie 0-0 0-0 0; Suffolk, Cassie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-41 22-27 72.
Boise State................... 26 33 - 59
University of Idaho........... 39 33 - 72
3-point goals-Boise State 2-12 (Galassi, Jenna 1-1; Begay, Nadia 1-8; Thompson, Jessica 0-3), University of Idaho 10-14 (Mitchell, Leilani 4-6; Flynn, MacKenzie 3-3; Faurholt, Emily 3-5). Fouled out--Boise State-Lee, Jackie, University of Idaho-Summers, Jessica. Rebounds-Boise State 35 (Kepilino, Rebecca 9), University of Idaho 30 (Felton, Karly 5; Bowen,
Jordyn 5; Summers, Jessica 5). Assists-Boise State 13 (Thompson, Jessica 5), University of Idaho 15 (Mitchell, Leilani 8). Total fouls-Boise State 22, University of Idaho 13. A-1274


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