Louisiana Tech Women Prevail Over Boise State

For the second consecutive year, Boise State gave women's basketball power Louisiana Tech a battle at Taco Bell Arena. This year, however, it was the Bulldogs who prevailed 72-59. (Photo provided by Foto208.com--any outside use is strictly prohibited.)

#24 Louisiana Tech defeated Boise State in women's basketball 72-59 this afternoon in front of 832 fans at Taco Bell Arena. The Broncos, who shocked the Lady Techsters last season on the same court, stayed in the game throughout. Tech was ahead 36-32 and halftime and gradually increased their lead from the charity stripe. The Bulldog women were given 31 free-throw attempts to just 12 for Boise State.

Tasha Williams with 20 points and four assists and Aarica Ray-Boyd, who contributed 17 points and seven rebounds led Tech (20-4 and 12-1 in the Western Athletic Conference) to the win. Jackie Lee and Michelle Hessing each scored 15 to lead Boise State while Jessica Thompson added 11.

The Broncos fall to 13-12 overall and 5-8 in the WAC and will travel to play Utah State February 23rd.



LOUISIANA TECH (20-4, 12-1)
Williams, Tasha 5-10 10-12 20; Ray-Boyd, Aarica 6-13 2-2 17; Moore, Shan 2-7 7-8 11; Kursh, Tamika 3-6 2-4 8; DeCiman, Margaret 3-4 0-1 6; Metoyer, Amber 2-5 0-0 4; Moore, Ty 2-7 0-2 4; Thomas, Quantae 0-1 2-2 2; Mangum, Eboni 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-53 23-31 72.


BOISE STATE (13-12, 5-8)
Lee, Jackie 5-12 4-6 15; Hessing, Michelle 7-10 1-1 15; Thompson, Jessica 4-13 1-2 11; Kepilino, Rebecca 4-11 0-0 9; Begay, Nadia 3-8 0-0 8; Buggs, Benita 0-3 1-2 1; Thompson, Jackie 0-0 0-1 0; Little, Heather 0-0 0-0 0; Galassi, Jenna 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-58 7-12 59.


Louisiana Tech................ 36 36 - 72
Boise State................... 32 27 - 59
3-point goals-Louisiana Tech 3-10 (Ray-Boyd, Aarica 3-7; Metoyer, Amber 0-1; Thomas, Quantae 0-1; Williams, Tasha 0-1), Boise State 6-20 (Begay, Nadia 2-6; Thompson, Jessica 2-6; Kepilino, Rebecca 1-2; Lee, Jackie 1-5; Buggs, Benita 0-1). Fouled out--Louisiana Tech-None, Boise State-Lee, Jackie; Thompson, Jessica. Rebounds-Louisiana Tech 36 (Moore, Ty 8), Boise State 31 (Hessing, Michelle 6). Assists-Louisiana Tech 10 (Williams, Tasha 4), Boise State 12 (Thompson, Jessica 4). Total fouls-Louisiana Tech 17, Boise State 21. A-824


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