BOISE, Idaho - After a record setting first half of play with the Broncos scoring 47 points, Boise State went on to beat Houston Baptist 96-59, Saturday.
The Broncos (6-4) were the first to score as they continued to trade baskets with the Huskies (1-10) up until the 17:25 mark of the first half with Boise State leading 8-5. However, that was the last basket the HBU would score for a while as Boise State went on a 23-1 run as they held Houston Baptist without a field goal over a 13-minute stretch to build a 47-21 halftime lead.
While a double-double has been a rarity this season for Boise State, it was made to look easy as a pair of Broncos came off the bench to record the first of their careers. Daequon Montreal came off the bench to score a career-high 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Zack Moritz registered 10 points and a career-high 12 boards of his own.
Finally finding his shot was senior Anthony Thomas as he recorded a season-best 15 points, while shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc as he went 3-for-6, including 5-for-10 overall. Also finishing in double figures was Paul Noonan as he added 11 points.
Defensively, Boise State put a lot of pressure on Houston Baptist as Kurt Cunningham walked away with a career-high three steals, while three different players recorded a block. In fact, the Broncos held the Huskies to a season-low 26.8 percent shooting from the floor. Leading the way for HBU was Khris Roy, as he had 12 points and Andrew Gonzalez with 11.
The Broncos return to the floor Monday, Dec. 21, when they play host to Portland State in their second doubleheader of the season. The women are scheduled to take on Seattle at 6 p.m., with the men taking the floor at the conclusion of the women’s game at approximately 8:15 p.m.