Boise State's women's basketball team fought off a determined New Mexico State squad 77-59 to record their ninth consecutive win last night in Boise. The Broncos will be tested Saturday night by national power Louisiana Tech.
The BoiseState women's basketball team
continued its hot play with a 77-59 win over New MexicoState last night at Taco Bell
Arena.Senior center Michelle Hessing
threw in a career high 25 points to lead the Broncos to their eight consecutive
win and 14th in their last 15 games.Despite their 17-4 record, just over 1,000 BoiseState fans attended the game.
Presnell's team found themselves down 14-13, only to go on an 18-3 run to keep
the Aggies at bay.To their credit, New MexicoState closed the gap to six
points twice in the second half, the latest with left in the game.BoiseState again responded with a
15-2 run and were never headed after that.
Rebecca Kepilino scored
her second double-double in the last three games with 11 points and 10
rebounds, followed by Jackie Lee
with 10 points and four rebounds and Nadia Begay with eight.
AnikiaJawara led New MexicoState with 21 points and
Neal, the Western Athletic Conference's number two scorer, was in foul trouble
most of the night and fouled out with two minutes to go with 15 points and five
Tech's win on the road over Nevada, BoiseState has opened up a two
game lead in the WAC over both Tech and the
Wolf Pack.That margin is as tenuous as
two days, when the five-time defending WACchampion
Lady Bulldogs come to town for a clash in Taco Bell Arena.As if a 17-4 record weren't enough incentive,
BoiseState is offering dollar
tickets for the showdown.Tipoff is Saturday.