Fresno State Runs Away From Bronco Women

Boise State was never in the game as Fresno State pulled away for a relatively easy victory over the Bronco women in Taco Bell Arena. The loss spoiled Senior Day for Boise State seniors Heather Little and Benita Buggs.

Fresno State jumped out to a 26-point lead and was never threatened as the Bulldogs topped Boise State 65-55 this afternoon at Taco Bell Arena. Boise State falls to 14-13 and 6-9 in the Western Athletic Conference with the loss and will close out its regular season at Idaho next Friday. Fresno State advanced to 20-6 and 12-2 on the season and remains in second place in the WAC.

Boise State shot just 33 percent from the field (20-61) compared to 42% for the Bulldog women. The Broncos had three players score in double figures as Nadia Begay had 14 points with four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Senior Benita Buggs added 11 points and four rebounds, and Jenna Galassi had 10 points and three assists. Fresno State was led by Amy Parrish's 24 points, five rebounds and three steals.

Boise State seniors Heather Little and Buggs were honored prior to the tipoff as the two played the final home game of their Bronco careers. Little had two rebounds, one blocked shot and one steal in the game.

 

Here is the final box score from today's game:

FRESNO STATE (20-6, 12-2)
Parrish, Amy 10-14 2-4 24; Wilson, Tierre 4-9 0-0 8; Swearengin, Mirenda 3-12 0-0 7; Probst, Faith 2-4 0-0 6; Green, Brittani 2-5 1-2 5; Atherley, Toni 2-2 0-0 4; Roberson, Andrea 1-3 1-3 3; Perera, Chantella 1-9 0-0 3; Plummer, Jasmine 1-1 0-0 2; Walker-Roche, Kendra 0-1 2-2 2; Henry, Erica 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 26-62 7-13 65.


BOISE STATE (14-13, 6-9)
Begay, Nadia 4-8 2-2 14; Buggs, Benita 5-12 0-0 11; Galassi, Jenna 4-8 2-2 10; Lee, Jackie 2-8 3-4 8; Kepilino, Rebecca 2-8 1-2 5; Hessing, Michelle 2-5 1-2 5; Thompson, Jessica 1-10 0-0 2; Thompson, Jackie 0-0 0-0 0; Little, Heather 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-61 9-12 55.
Fresno State.................. 43 22 - 65
Boise State................... 25 30 - 55
3-point goals-Fresno State 6-19 (Probst, Faith 2-3; Parrish, Amy 2-3; Swearengin, Mirenda 1-4; Perera, Chantella 1-6; Wilson, Tierre 0-3), Boise State 6-17 (Begay, Nadia 4-7; Buggs, Benita 1-3; Lee, Jackie 1-5; Thompson, Jessica 0-2). Fouled out--Fresno State-None, Boise State-None. Rebounds-Fresno State 39 (Swearengin, Mirenda 8), Boise State 40 (Thompson, Jessica 6). Assists-Fresno State 15 (Swearengin, Mirenda 5), Boise State 14 (Galassi, Jenna 3; Lee, Jackie 3; Thompson, Jessica 3; Begay, Nadia 3). Total fouls-Fresno State 11, Boise State 12. A-892


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