Boise State Falls 72-63 at Fresno State

Jan. 4, 2014

Box Score

FRESNO, Calif. -

Deanna Weaver’s 22 points were not enough as Boise State fell 72-63 at Fresno State in the Broncos’ Mountain West opener Saturday afternoon in the Save Mart Center at Fresno,, Calif. A close game got away from the Broncos down the stretch. Trailing by four points with 5:10to play Boise State went cold from the floor. The Bulldogs responded with a 10-0 run over the next four minutes to put the contest away. Boise State moves to 5-7 overall and 0-1 with the loss to the Bulldogs, who are now 8-5 overall and 2-0 in conference play. 

Playing in her second game of the season Weaver was the only Bronco to reach double figure points coming alive in the final 20 minutes of action with 16 of her 22 points. She hit 10-of-19 attempts from the floor to go with four rebounds, two assists and three steals in 34 minutes of action. 

Foul trouble slowed Askew and Der during the game which saw both go to the bench late in the second period, which contributed to the Bulldogs’ 10-0 run late in the game. Der finished the contest with eight points and five rebounds, while Askew was held below double figure points for the first time this season ending the game with six to go with six rebounds.  

Kenna McDavis had a team-second-best nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from the 3-point arc. Tonishia Childress added six second half points. Boise State finished the day shooting 39.1 percent (25-64) from the floor, 33.3 percent (7-21) from the arc and 75 percent (6-8) from the free throw line. 

Fresno State was led by three players in double-digit scoring with a team-high 20 by Bree Farley on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor with four 3-pointers, she finished with a double-double adding 11 rebounds. Taylor Thompson followed with 17 points, while Alex Sheedy contributed 14 points. Jacinta Vandenberg lead the Bulldogs on the glass with 13 rebounds.   

Fresno State shot 46.3 percent (25-54) from the floor, 44.4 percent (8-18) from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent (14-19) from the foul line. The Bulldogs held a sizeable advantage in rebounding 43 to 28. 

The first half was close throughout with four ties and four lead changes. Fresno State took the largest lead of the half with 1:55 to go up five points at 29-24, they also took a 33-28 lead into the break. Boise State’s largest advantage was one point on two occasions, the last came with 6:28 left and the Broncos up 19-18. Der, Weaver and McDavis led the team at the break with six points each. 

Down eight, 49-41, with 13:39 to go in the second period, Boise State rallied with a 10-0 run to take a 51-49 lead with 9:55 on the clock, capped by four straight points from Childress. The game remained close until the five minute mark when foul trouble hit and the Broncos went cold. The Bulldogs then rolled off their key 10-0 run to put the game away down the stretch. 

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