Boise State Falls 69-62 at Nevada
Jan. 25, 2017

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RENO, Nev. - Braydey Hodgins and Marijke Vanderschaaf combined for 25 points but it was not enough for the Broncos who fell 69-62 at Nevada Wednesday night in Reno. The loss was the forth in the last five road contests and drops Boise State to 14-5 overall and 4-4 in MW play with a game against league leading Wyoming in Boise on Saturday.

In a game of runs, Nevada turned in the crucial one using an 11-0 run that spanned from late in the second quarter into the third to take control. The Wolf Pack rolled off a 7-0 run to close the second and led Boise State by five, 31-26, at the half.

They then scored the first four of the third to go up 35-26, then stretched their lead out to a game-high 16 midway through the third.

Boise State tried to rally in the fourth quarter pulling to within three at 63-60 with 1:15 to play. Unfortunately, the Broncos could get no closer as the Wolf Pack put the game away at the free throw line making 4-of-4 plus a layup in the final minute.

It was a cold night for the Broncos inside the Lawlor Events Center. Boise State struggled to get its shots to fall and finished the night shooting 31.6 percent from the floor compared to Nevada’s 40 percent.

The Broncos entered the game as one of the top 3-point shooting teams in the conference shooting 35.3 percent from 3-point range, but missed their first 21 3-point attempts against the Wolf Pack before finishing the contest 2-of-27 (.074).

Boise State’s bench kept the Broncos in the contest out scoring the Wolf Pack’s 32-to-13. Freshman Braydey Hodgins led the group with a team and career-high 13 points before fouling out in the final minute. She also had three rebounds, three assists and four big steals that led Boise State back in the fourth quarter.

Freshman Jordan Woodvine scored nine points with three rebounds; Joyce Harrell added six points and three rebounds; while Riley Lupfer had four points and three rebounds.

Marijke Vanderschaaf led the starters with 12 points and five rebounds, followed by Shalen Shaw, who left the game injured, with six points, five rebounds and four steals. Shaw moved into 15th-place on the Boise State career rebound list with 582.

Nevada was led by Riana Everidge with a double-double on 16 points and 10 rebounds.


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