Wyoming Hands Boise State 64-59 Defeat
Jan. 10, 2015

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BOISE, Idaho - Deanna Weaver scored 20 points for Boise State in a heartbreaking five-point loss at home to Wyoming Saturday afternoon in Taco Bell Arena. For the first time in over a month the Broncos trailed most of the way in a game that saw five ties with 17 lead changes. Weaver tried to rally her team back for the victory but the Broncos came up short in a game that had a seven-point 29-22 first half Wyoming advantage as the largest lead.   
  
Boise State held a three-point 55-52 advantage with 3:38 remaining in the contest, but could not hold it as the Cowgirls rallied out scoring the Broncos 12-4 down the stretch to claim the five-point victory. The loss was the first for the Broncos at home (7-1) this season and snapped a nine-game win streak in Taco Bell Arena. The loss also ended a five-game win streak for Boise State overall who fell to 10-4 on the year and 2-1 in conference play. Wyoming, who won for the first time at Boise in seven attempts, improved to 7-7 overall and 2-2 in Mountain West action. 
  
Weaver shot 40 percent from the floor making 8-of-20 attempts with three coming from beyond the arc. She also tied for the lead on the glass with seven rebounds to go with a team and career-high five steals in 34 minutes of action.
  
Miquelle Askew followed with 13 points and matched Weaver's rebound total of seven. Shalen Shaw added seven points and six rebounds, while Kinzi Poteet tallied six points, three rebounds and two blocks. No one else had more than four points in the game.
  
The Broncos finished the day shooting 35 percent from the floor, 36 percent (5-of-14) from the arc and 71 percent (12-of-17) from the free-throw line. It was only the third time this year that Boise State was out rebounded in a game as the Cowgirls held a 41-to-37 edge. The Broncos had a 15-to-10 advantage in second chance points. 
  
The Boise State bench did out score Wyoming's 15-to-4 but was not as much of a impact as its has been during the previous five-game win streak. 
  
The Cowgirls finished the contest hitting 39 percent from the floor, 35 percent (7-of-20) from the 3-point arc and 63 percent (15-of-24) from the charity stripe. Four Wyoming players reached double digit points, led by Kayla Woodward with 24 and seven rebounds. She was followed by Kaitlyn Mileto with 15, as well as Marquelle Dent and Jordan Kelley with 10 each. Kelley finished with a double-double adding 10 rebounds to her points. Jordan Sibrel had a team-high 11 boards for Wyoming.
   
Boise State struggled in the first half coming out flat as Wyoming jumped out to a small lead early and held it most of the way. After scoring the first basket Boise State quickly fell behind as Wyoming went out to a four point 8-4 lead four minutes into the contest. 
  
The half remained a one to four point game most of the way. Trailing 13-9 with 12:35 to go, Boise State took a momentary lead on a Poteet jumper and Kayla Reinhart right corner trey to put the Broncos up 14-13. 
   
Wyoming responded with a 7-0 run to take a 20-14 advantage on a Kayla Woodward 3-pointer with 9:10 left in the period. Down 21-15 with 7:59 on the clock, Boise State rallied again with its own 7-0 run powered by five Weaver points to go up 22-21 with 5:04 to play. 
   
The Cowgirls came back taking a 29-22 lead with 1:46 to go in the half. Boise State scored the final points of the period on a pair of Tonishia Childress free throws to make it 29-24 at the intermission. Weaver scored 10 points in each half to lead the Broncos in scoring.
   
The second half was back and forth from the start with four ties and 12 of the lead changes. The largest lead was five points by Wyoming, Boise State's largest lead was three. Down 36-31 with 15:25 to go Boise State rallied on a 7-0 run to take a 38-36 lead with 13:20 left. 
   
The lead then went back and forth the rest of the way. With 3:38 to go in the game Boise State took a three-point scoreboard advantage at 55-52 on a three-point play by Keiahnna Engel who was fouled on a driving layup. That was the last lead for the Broncos as Wyoming came back to put the game away with a 8-0 run down the stretch, eventually taking the five-point victory. 

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