Lady Broncos Win 20th Over San Jose State

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. 

 

Walker hit 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. 


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