The Bronco Express rolls on. The seventh top home streak in the nation is intact as the Boise State women's basketball team downed San Jose State 74-65 tonight to remain in first place in the WAC. Sophomore center Ja'Lara Walker was superb with 21 points and a school record 23 rebounds.
Ja'Lara Walker had one of the best games by a Bronco
basketball player (male or female) in school history as Boise State held off
San Jose State 74-65 tonight in Taco Bell Arena.
Walker, a sophomore, scored 21 points and dominated the
boards with a school record 23 rebounds to lead Coach Gordy Presnell's team to
their 12th consecutive victory and 15th straight at
home. The Lady Broncos won their 20th
game of the season (20-6) for the second straight year and enabled Boise State
to become just the 20th school since 1980 to join the 10-20-20 Club.
nine-of-19 shots from the field and grabbed 11 offensive rebounds. Her 23 rebounds broke the 33-year old record of 21 set by Diane Westbrook in 1975. Jessica Thompson contributed 17 points and
Tasha Harris added 13 for the Broncos. Boise
State is now 12-2 in Western
Athletic Conference play with two games remaining. Should the Broncos win both, they will
successfully defend their WAC title.
Guard Natalie White had a superb game for the Spartans with
27 as their only player in double figures.
San Jose State
slips to 2-25 with the loss.
The Broncos host Hawai'i
Saturday night at 7 in Taco Bell Arena and will salute seniors Jackie Lee and
Amanda Stewart prior to the game.