Harris Leads Historic Sendoff For Boise State

Over 3,000 fans sent the Boise State women's basketball team off to the WAC Tournament with an impressive 74-65 win over a 20-win Louisiana Tech team yesterday at Taco Bell Arena in Boise. Tasha Harris hit 14-of-18 free throws to lead the Broncos and moved into 10th place all-time in WAC scoring.

Boise State upset the #2 team in the Western Athletic Conference yesterday, downing Louisiana Tech 74-65 in front of over 3,000 fans in Taco Bell Arena.  

After being saluted on Senior Day, Tasha Harris canned a career-high 14 free throws and led the Broncos with 18 points to become the 10th-leading scorer in WAC history.  Tasha replaces the top scorer in BYU history in the WAC, Debbie Dimond, who scored 1,726 points from 1992-1995.  Harris also tied a Boise State record for attempts and just missed setting another school mark for converted free throws.   

Harris tied Wendy Sullivan (1989) and Lidiya Varbanova (1993) for the school record with 18 free throw attempts.  Sullivan hit 15 free throws against Idaho State in 1989, leaving Harris tied with Varbanova for #2 all-time at Boise State .  

Harris now has 1,732 career points at Boise State .  

Despite the win over the famous Lady Techsters, Boise State managed only a #6 seed in next week's WAC Tournament that will decide the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Tourney.  

Louisiana Tech's only lead of the game was at 5-4.  Coach Gordy Presnell's Broncos then erupted on a 15-2 run to lead 19-7.  Boise State never trailed after that.  

A late first-half rally by Tech left Boise State with a 32-26 advantage heading into the locker room.  The second half was a game of momentum but the Lady Broncos were in control the entire way.   

Harris recorded her 95th game in which she scored in double figures at Boise State .  She also pulled down seven rebounds and led the Broncos with seven assists.  Harris is ranked fifth all-time in the WAC for free throws with 479 (see record section at the conclusion of this article.)  She also is in third place at Boise State with 132 free throws and fourth with 170 free throw attempts this season.  Harris owns three of the top ten performances in school history in both categories.  

Fellow seniors Rebecca Kepilino and Jessica Van Hoogen also went out winners following a rousing salute prior to tip-off.  Kepilino had 13 points and nine rebounds while Van Hoogen contributed eight points, three rebounds, two blocks and a steal.   

Kepilino tied Jackie Lee for 10th place all-time at Boise State with 592 career rebounds.  

Van Hoogen is seventh in WAC history with 286 steals.  With three baskets, Van Hoogen also broke away from JoAnn Burrell for third place in career field goals with 577.  Burrell made 574 from 1974-1978.  

A complete records section follows this article.  Looking through just the Boise State records set this year, the impact of the three departing Boise State seniors is crystal clear.  Tasha Harris, Rebecca Kepilino and Jessica Van Hoogen have set four school records, recorded 17 Top 5 marks, 25 Top 10 marks and made 31 entries in the Boise State record book this year alone!  

Freshman Lauren Lenhardt scored eight of the Broncos' first 12 points in only her second career start and finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.  Janie Bos had 10 points and a team-high 12 rebounds to give Presnell's team solid balance.  

Shanavia Dowdell led Tech with 14 points and nine rebounds while Jasmine Bendolph also had 14 points while Whitney Jones scored 11 and Adrienne Johnson had 10 points and eight rebounds.   

Boise State finished the regular season by winning five of their last seven games, including wins over the #2, #3 and #4 seeds in the upcoming league tournament.  The Broncos finished with a 13-2 record in Taco Bell Arena, 19-11 overall and 8-8 in the WAC.  The Lady Bulldogs, meanwhile, were just better overall at 20-8 but 11-5 in the WAC.  

Boise State finished in a three-way tie for fourth place in the conference but because of tiebreakers will get the #6 seed and the host team in the WAC Tournament.  The Broncos will try for revenge against Nevada Wednesday night at 6.  Nevada ended Boise State 's season last year in a 73-65 WAC Tournament game.



Final Game Summary

Louisiana Tech vs. Boise State
3/06/10 2:05 p.m. at Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)


BOISE STATE 74, LOUISIANA
TECH 65

LOUISIANA
TECH (20-8, 11-5 WAC)
Bendolph, Jasmine 6-15 1-2 14; Dowdell, Shanavia 6-14 2-7 14; Jones, Whitney
4-12 1-2 11; Johnson, Adrienne 2-10 6-9 10; Pringle, Tiawana 3-11 2-4 9;
Young, Kiara 3-8 1-2 7; Holloway, Martina 0-0 0-0 0

 

 Totals 24-70 13-26 65.

BOISE STATE (19-11, 8-8 WAC)
Harris, Tasha 2-8 14-18 18; Kepilino, Rebecca 6-14 0-0 13; Lenhardt, Lauren
6-8 1-2 13; Bos, Janie 5-11 0-0 10; Van Hoogen, Jessica 3-13 2-4 8; Pilcher,
Heather 2-3 2-2 7; Marshall, Julia 1-4 0-0 3; Poteet, Kinzi 1-4 0-0 2;
McGilbra, Taylor 0-0 0-0 0; Gross, Stacie 0-1 0-0 0.

 

 Totals 26-66 19-26 74.

Louisiana Tech................   26   39  -   65
Boise State...................   32   42  -   74

3-point goals--Louisiana Tech 4-12 (Jones, Whitney 2-4; Pringle, Tiawana
1-3; Bendolph, Jasmine 1-4; Young, Kiara 0-1), Boise State 3-13 (Kepilino,
Rebecca 1-2; Pilcher, Heather 1-1; Marshall, Julia 1-3; Van Hoogen, Jessica
0-3; Gross, Stacie 0-1; Harris, Tasha 0-3). Fouled out--
Louisiana Tech-None,
Boise State-Poteet, Kinzi; Bos, Janie. Rebounds--
Louisiana Tech 40 (Dowdell,
Shanavia 9),
Boise State 54 (Bos, Janie 12). Assists-- Louisiana Tech 7
(Bendolph, Jasmine 4),
Boise State 11 (Harris, Tasha 7). Total
fouls--Louisiana Tech 20, Boise State 20. Technical fouls--
Louisiana
Tech-None,
Boise State -None. Attendance: 3142.

 

 

 

The Top Scorers in the History of the WAC:

 

TOTAL POINTS

Pts Name, School, Year

1. 2740 Becky Hammon, CSU , 1995-99

2. 2087 Julie Krommenhoek, UU, 1994-98

3. 1881 Katie Cronin, CSU , 1995-99

4. 1848 Teresa James, CSU , 1992-96

5. 1836 Abby Garchek, UNM , 1994-98

6. 1786 Raylene Howard, UH, 1996-00

7. 1785 Karlin Kennedy, SMU , 1996-00

8. 1782 Amy Burnett, UW, 1991-95

9. 1733 Falisha Wright, SDSU, 1991-95

10. 1732 Tasha Harris, Boise State 2004-2010

 

Career Free Throws, WAC Conference:

 

FT Name, School, Year

1. 597 Amy Burnett, UW, 1991-95

2. 562 Kieishsha Garnes, SDSU, 1990-92

3. 551 Dellena Criner, NEV , 2005-09

4. 539 Becky Hammon, CSU , 1995-99

5. 479 Tasha Harris, Boise State 2004-10

6. 469 Kate Smith, UN, 1999-03

7. 466 Cricket Williams, SJSU, 2000-04

8. 457 Raylene Howard, UH, 1996-00

9. 432 Lila Osceola, TU, 1996-00

10. 409 Crickett Wiilliams, SJSU, 2000-04

 

 

Career Points at Boise State :

 

1. 1834 - Lidiya Varbanova (107 games) - 1990-94

2. 1732 – Tasha Harris (127 games) – 2004-10

3. 1580 – Jessica Van Hoogen (121 games) – 2005-10

4. 1499 - Karla Meier (106 games) - 1977-82

5. 1391 - Michelle Schultz (110 games) - 1991-96

6. 1358 - JoAnn Burrell (85 games) - 1974-78

7. 1331 - Connie Sandland (106 games) - 1980-84

8. 1267 - Tasha Harris (97 games) - 2004-10

9. 1209 - Jessica Thompson (121 games) - 2005-10

10. 1171 - Tricia Bader (115 games) - 1991-96

11. 1163 - Crista Peterson (110 games) - 1998-02

12. 1091 - Abby Vaughan (116 games) - 1999-03

13. 1075 - Tami Stuart (107 games) - 1981-85

14. 1038 - Kim Brydges (105 games) - 1994-98

15. 1019 - Missy Dallas (107 games) - 1984-88

16. 1012 - Michelle Hessing (111 games) - 2003-07

17. 1005 - Jackie Lee (121 games) 2004-08

 

 

 

Career Scoring Average:

 

Scoring average (minimum 40 games)

1. 17.1 - Lidiya Varbanova (107 games) - 1990-94

2. 16.2 - Ruth Fugleberg (47 games) - 1978-80

3. 16.0 - JoAnn Burrell (85 games) - 1974-78

4. 14.1 - Karla Meier (106 games) - 1977-82

5. 13.6 – Tasha Harris (127 games) – 2004-10

6. 13.2 - Vicki Hileman (46 games) - 1977-79

7. 13.1 - Jessica Van Hoogen (121 games) - 2005-10

8. 13.1 - Tasha Harris (97 games) - 2004-...

9. 12.9 - Stephanie Block (74 games) - 1996-00

10. 12.6 - Connie Sandland (106 games) - 1980-84

      12.6 - Michelle Schultz (110 games) - 1991-96

12. 12.0 - Elaine Elliott (80 games) - 1973-77

13. 11.9 - Ann Jensvold (80 games) - 1986-89

14. 11.5 - Kim Erekson (44 games) - 1976-78

15. 10.9 - Penny Gillaspy (50 games) - 1970-74

16. 10.6 - Crista Peterson (110 games) - 1998-02

 

Career Rebounds:

 

1. 1025 - Karla Meier - 1977-82

2. 887 - JoAnn Burrell - 1974-78

3. 804 - Marla Curtis - 1981-85

4. 770 - Lidiya Varbanova - 1990-94

5. 738 - Wendy Sullivan - 1986-90

6. 718 - Kim Brydges - 1994-98

7. 645 - Tami Stuart - 1981-85

8. 635 - Connie Sandland) - 1980-84

9. 626 - Crista Peterson - 1998-02

10. 592 - Jackie Lee) - 2003-08

      592 – Rebecca Kepilino 2005-10

12. 586 – Tasha Harris 2004-10

13. 552 - Andrea Swindall - 1998-02

14. 541 - Becky Sievers - 1987-91

15. 511 - Heather Sower - 1990-94

16. 509 - Karen Scriver - 1978-81

17. 491 - Elaine Godfrey - 1973-77

      491 - Camille Woodfield - 2000-04

      491 - Michelle Hessing - 2003-07

 

 

Career Assists:

 

1. 451 - Tricia Bader - 1991-96

2. 368 - Tasha Harris - 2004-10

3. 320 - Cheron Moyle - 1980-84

4. 303 - Camille Woodfield - 2000-04

5. 286 – Jessica Van Hoogen – 2005-10

6. 283 - Yvette Barrios - 1997-00

7. 282 - Niki Gamez - 1986-90

8. 274 - Missy Dallas - 1984-88

9. 248 - Elaine Elliott - 1973-77

10. 245 - Marj Conners - 1985-88

11. 243 - Abby Vaughan - 1999-03

12. 241 - Connie Sandland - 1980-84

      241 - Shelly Stocian - 1987-92

      241 - Lyndsie Rico - 1989-93

15. 228 - Kellie Lewis - 1994-98

      228 - Jackie Lee - 2004-08

 

 

Career Assists Average:

 

1. 4.5 - Marj Conners (54 games) - 1985-88

2. 4.0 - Vicki Hileman (46 games) - 1977-79

3. 3.9 - Tricia Bader (115 games) - 1991-96

4. 3.4 - Yvette Barrios (83 games) - 1997-00

5. 3.1 - Elaine Elliott (80 games) - 1973-77

    3.1 - Jocelyn Pfeifer (56 games) - 1987-89

    3.1 - Camille Woodfield (97 games) - 2000-04

8. 3.0 - Cheron Moyle (107 games) - 1980-84

9. 2.9 - Tasha Harris (127 games) - 2004-10

10. 2.6 - Missy Dallas (107 games) - 1984-88

      2.6 - Lynnette Grondin (55 games) - 2002-05

12. 2.5 - Niki Gamez (111 games) - 1986-90

      2.5 - Kellie Lewis (93 games) - 1994-98

14. 2.4 - Lyndsie Rico (102 games) - 1989-93

      2.4 - Torrie Torrolova (83 games) - 1991-94

      2.4 - Jessica Thompson (91 games) - 2005-10

 

 

Career Blocked Shots:

 

1. 142 - Stephanie Block - 1996-00

2. 115 - Verna Guild - 1992-96

3. 99 - Michelle Hessing - 2003-07

    99 - Nancy Phillips - 1976-81

5. 86 - Lidiya Varbanova - 1990-94

6. 78 - Ann Jensvold - 1986-89

7. 76 - Torrie Torrolova - 1991-94

8. 68 - Michelle Smith - 1994-96

9. 66 - Crista Peterson - 1998-02

10. 62 - Connie Sandland - 1980-84

11. 56 - Karla Meier - 1977-82

      56 - Jessica Thompson - 2005-10

13. 54 - Lisa Enger - 1985-88

14. 53 – Rebecca Kepilino 2005-10

15. 50 - Ja'Lara Walker - 2006-09

16. 49 - Kelly Heagy - 1987-90

 

 

Field Goals (Career):

 

1. 754 - Lidiya Varbanova (107 games) - 1990-94

2. 631 - Karla Meier (106 games) - 1977-82

3. 577 – Jessica Van Hoogen (121 games) – 2005-10

4. 574 - JoAnn Burrell (85 games) - 1974-78

5. 551 – Tasha Harris (127 games) – 2004-10

6. 540 - Connie Sandland (106 games) - 1980-84

7. 473 - Michelle Schultz (110 games) - 1991-96

8. 443 - Jessica Thompson (91 games) - 2005-...

9. 436 - Crista Peterson (110 games) - 1998-02

10. 423 - Elaine Elliott (80 games) - 1973-77

11. 411 - Tricia Bader (115 games) - 1991-96

12. 405 - Missy Dallas (107 games) - 1984-88

13. 401 - Tasha Harris (97 games) - 2004-10

14. 386 - Ann Jensvold (80 games) - 1986-89

15. 381 - Michelle Hessing (111 games) - 2003-07

 

 

Field Goal Attempts (Career):

 

1. 1514 - Jessica Van Hoogen (121 games) - 2005-10

2. 1499 - Karla Meier (106 games) - 1977-82

3. 1335 - Tasha Harris (127 games) - 2004-10

4. 1264 - Connie Sandland (106 games) - 1980-84

5. 1156 - Michelle Schultz (110 games) - 1991-96

6. 1119 - Lidiya Varbanova (107 games) - 1990-94

7. 1105 - JoAnn Burrell (85 games) - 1974-78

8. 1081 - Tricia Bader (115 games) - 1991-96

9. 1056 - Elaine Elliott (80 games) - 1973-77

10. 1014 - Abby Vaughan (116 games) - 1999-03

11. 991 - Kim Brydges (105 games) - 1994-98

12. 956 - Crista Peterson (110 games) - 1998-02

13. 923 - Angie Evans (106 games) - 1990-94

14. 867 - Tami Stuart (107 games) - 1981-85

15. 847 - Cheron Moyle (107 games) - 1980-84

 

 

Free Throws (Career):

 

1. 479 - Tasha Harris (127 games) - 2004-10

2. 400 - Michelle Schultz (110 games) - 1991-96

3. 344 - Tawnya Gray (116 games) - 1996-01

4. 327 - Tami Stuart (107 games) - 1981-85

5. 325 - Lidiya Varbanova (107 games) - 1990-94

6. 291 - Crista Peterson (110 games) - 1998-02

7. 277 - Tricia Bader (115 games) - 1991-96

8. 274 - Jessica Van Hoogen (121 games) - 2005-10

9. 251 - Connie Sandland (106 games) - 1980-84

10. 250 - Kim Brydges (105 games) - 1994-98

11. 247 - Michelle Hessing (111 games) - 2003-07

12. 239 - Jackie Lee (121 games) - 2004-08

13. 237 - Karla Meier (106 games) - 1977-82

14. 227 - Becky Sievers (108 games) - 1987-91

15. 222 - Stephanie Block (74 games) - 1996-00

 

 

Free Throw Attempts (Career):

 

1. 648 - Tasha Harris (127 games) - 2004-10

2. 531 - Michelle Schultz (110 games) - 1991-96

3. 513 - Tawnya Gray (116 games) - 1996-01

4. 493 - Tami Stuart (107 games) - 1981-85

5. 446 - Crista Peterson (110 games) - 1998-02

6. 408 - Karla Meier (106 games) - 1977-82

    408 - Lidiya Varbanova (107 games) - 1990-94

    408 - Tricia Bader (115 games) - 1991-96

9. 395 - Connie Sandland (106 games) - 1980-84

    395 – Jessica Van Hoogen (121 games) – 2005-10

11. 380 - Kim Brydges (105 games) - 1994-98

12. 360 - Michelle Hessing (111 games) - 2003-07

13. 322 - JoAnn Burrell (85 games) - 1974-78

14. 321 - Jackie Lee (121 games) - 2004-08

15. 317 - Stephanie Block (74 games) - 1996-00

16. 303 - Jamie Hawkins (88 games) - 2002-05

 

 

Three-Point Field Goals (Career):

 

1. 260 - Abby Vaughan (116 games) - 1999-03

2. 169 - Nadia Begay (110 games) - 2003-07

3. 163 - Kellie Lewis (93 games) - 1994-98

4. 152 - Jessica Van Hoogen (121 games) - 2005-10

5. 151 - Tasha Harris (127 games) - 2004-10

6. 142 - Jackie Lee (121 games) - 2004-08

7. 132 - Angie Evans (106 games) - 1990-94

8. 119 - April Cline (105 games) - 1989-93

9. 96 - Mandy Welch (104 games) - 2000-04

10. 93 - Yvette Barrios (83 games) - 1997-00

11. 88 - Jodi Nakashima (105 games) - 2001-05

12. 86 - Cassidy Blaine (58 games) - 2003-05

13. 83 - Jamia Malone (63 games) - 2007-09

14. 72 - Tricia Bader (115 games) - 1991-96

15. 63 - Torrie Torrolova (83 games) - 1991-94

      63 - Brittany Moore (58 games) - 2007-09

 

 

Three-Point Field Goal Attempts (Career):

 

1. 754 - Abby Vaughan (116 games) - 1999-03

2. 509 - Nadia Begay (110 games) - 2003-07

3. 484 - Kellie Lewis (93 games) - 1994-98

4. 466 - Jessica Van Hoogen (121 games) - 2005-10

5. 448 - Jackie Lee (121 games) - 2004-08

6. 444 - Tasha Harris (127 games) - 2004-10

7. 430 - Angie Evans (106 games) - 1990-94

8. 352 - April Cline (105 games) - 1989-93

9. 316 - Yvette Barrios (83 games) - 1997-00

10. 289 - Jamia Malone (63 games) - 2007-09

11. 269 - Tricia Bader (115 games) - 1991-96

      269 - Mandy Welch (104 games) - 2000-04

13. 265 - Jodi Nakashima (105 games) - 2001-05

14. 243 - Cassidy Blaine (58 games) - 2003-05

15. 239 - Alycia Sumlin (110 games) - 1995-99

 

 

Three-Point Field Goal Percentage (Career):

 

1. .470 - Missy Dallas (55-117) - 1984-88

2. .357 - Mandy Welch (96-269) - 2000-04

3. .354 - Cassidy Blaine (86-243) - 2003-05

4. .345 - Abby Vaughan (260-754) - 1999-03

5. .344 - Torrie Torrolova (63-183) - 1991-94

6. .342 – Tasha Harris (151-444) – 2004-10

7. .340 - Becky Sievers (53-156) - 1987-91

8. .338 - April Cline (119-352) - 1989-93

9. .337 - Kellie Lewis (163-484) - 1994-98

10. .332 - Jodi Nakashima (88-265) - 2001-05

11. .332 - Nadia Begay (169-509) - 2003-07

12. .328 - Jessica Van Hoogen (152-466) - 2005-10

13. .317 - Jackie Lee (142-448) - 2004-08

14. .315 - Lynnette Grondin (53-168) - 2002-05

15. .307 - Angie Evans (132-430) - 1990-94

 

 

Season Scoring:

 

Points

1. 551 - Lidiya Varbanova (29 games) - 1991-92

2. 537 - Michelle Schultz (27 games) - 1994-95

3. 529 - Tasha Harris (32 games) - 2007-08

4. 498 - Lidiya Varbanova (29 games) - 1993-94

5. 489 - Stephanie Block (28 games) - 1999-00

6. 481 - Lidiya Varbanova (27 games) - 1992-93

7. 465 – Tasha Harris (30 games) – 2009-10

8. 476 - Michelle Schultz (27 games) - 1995-96

9. 430 - Jessica Thompson (32 games) - 2007-08

10. 428 - Karla Meier (27 games) - 1980-81

11. 416 - Karla Meier (28 games) - 1981-82

 

Free Throws, Season:

 

1. 154 - Michelle Schultz (27 games) - 1994-95

2. 140 - Tasha Harris (32 games) - 2007-08

3. 132 – Tasha Harris (30 games) – 2009-10

4. 123 - Tawnya Gray (27 games) - 2000-01

5. 121 - Michelle Schultz (27 games) - 1995-96

6. 113 - Stephanie Block (28 games) - 1999-00

7. 102 - Tawnya Gray (27 games) - 1998-99

8. 101 - Lidiya Varbanova (29 games) - 1993-94

9. 100 - Tasha Harris (33 games) - 2006-07

10. 98 - Ruth Fugleberg (23 games) - 1978-79

      98 - Heidi Umthun (26 games) - 1996-97

 

 

Free Throw Attempts (Season):

 

1. 200 - Michelle Schultz (27 games) - 1994-95

2. 182 - Tasha Harris (32 games) 2007-08

3. 176 - Tawnya Gray (27 games) - 2000-01

4. 170 – Tasha Harris (30 games) – 2009-10

5. 155 - Michelle Schultz (27 games) - 1995-96

6. 150 - Tasha Harris (33 games) - 2006-07

7. 148 - Stephanie Block (28 games) - 1999-00

8. 146 - Tawnya Gray (27 games) - 1998-99

9. 141 - Ruth Fugleberg (23 games) - 1978-79

10. 139 - Tami Stuart (27 games) - 1984-85

11. 136 - Kim Brydges (30 games) - 1997-98

 


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