Tonishia Childress scored career-high 18 points.
Feb. 5, 2014
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Despite Tonishia Childress' career-high 18 points Boise State fell 75-65 at San Diego State Wednesday night in a Mountain West Conference women's basketball game in Viejas Arena at San Diego. Boise State opened slow falling behind 11-0 to start and never led in the contest. San Diego State held off a second half Bronco ally attempt as they came from 12 down to within two points with 7:43 to play. The loss snaps Boise State's six-game win streak as the Broncos go to 12-9 overall and 7-3 in league play, San Diego State improves to 8-11 and 5-4.
Childress kept the Broncos in the game early was they struggled to score. The freshman from Las Vegas entered the contest at 14:17 of the first half and promptly scored the Broncos' first four points on fast break layups to pull Boise State to within 13-4 with 13 minutes to go. Childress continued her energetic entrance into the game by scoring 10 of the Broncos first 12 points, the last basket was the second of two back-to-back 3-pointers to make the score SDSU 17-12 with 10:20 left in the half.
She finished the game with a team and career-high 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the floor with two 3-pointers. Childress became the 10th Bronco this year to lead the team in scoring.
Kayla Reinhart battled foul trouble in the first half that saw her on the bench with 14 minutes remaining. She came back in the second period to hit four 3-pointers to finish with a team-second-best 12 points. Deanna Weaver followed with 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds. Miquelle Askew and Kenna McDavis each tallied eight points, while Lexie Der recorded six.
Boise State shot 39.7 percent (25-of-63) from the floor, 37.5 percent (12-of-32) from the arc and a mere 3-of-5 (60 pct.) from the free-throw line. While San Diego State shot 54.2 percent (26-of-48) from the floor, 66.7 percent (4-of-6) from the arc and 63.3 percent (19-of-30) from the foul line. The Aztecs out scored Boise State 19-to-3 at the charity stripe. Ariell Bostick led the Aztecs with 19 points, followed by Cierra Warren with 18, Danesha Long with 14 and Khristina Hunter with 11.
SDSU dominated the glass out rebounding Boise State 40-to-26 for a 16-to-11 edge in second chance points. Boise State out scored the Aztecs 28-to-17 in points off turnovers forcing 19 SDSU miscues. However, San Diego State held the Broncos off by dominating the paint out scoring the Blue and Orange 40-to-24. Boise State's bench was huge in this game holding a 20-to-8 point advantage over SDSU's.
Boise State struggled getting its shots to fall early on and found itself in a 11-0 hole five minutes into the contest. Once the shots began to fall, foul trouble began to strike the Broncos with Engel and Reinhart going to the bench with 14 minutes to go. By the end of the half five Broncos had two fouls as Der, Weaver and McDavis joined the club. To add to Boise State's troubles Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego went out of the game with an injury at the 4:40 mark of the first period. She was replaced by Childress and Kiehanna Engel at the point.
The Broncos battled back throughout the opening half powered by Childress' scoring 10 points for her team. The Aztecs ran off a late 7-0 run that gave the home team a game-high 13-point lead with 51 seconds remaining. The Broncos scored the final four points of the half capped by a McDavis 3-pointer with two seconds left.
The second half continued to be close with San Diego State holding onto the lead the entire way. The Aztecs maintained an eight to 10 point lead for the first eight minutes before the Broncos began to rally.
Down nine 55-46 with 12 minutes to play, Boise State rallied pulling to within two points on two occasions. Using the long shot the Broncos closed to within two, 55-53, on a Reinhart 3-pointer with 10:14 on the clock. She hit another trey at 7:42 to make the score SDSU 58-56.
Unfortunately, the Broncos began to struggle with their shots as the Aztecs regrouped. San Diego State used an 8-2 run to re-establish control and pull out to a 10-point, 68-58, advantage with 4:24 remaining.
Boise State would close to within five points twice more, the last on a Childress jumper to make the score 70-65 with 3:07 to go. That proved to be the final shot the Broncos would make as they could not get anything to fall in the final three minutes.
The Broncos will now turn their attention to Utah State who will come to town for a 2 p.m. encounter with Boise State in Bronco Gym.
Boise State vs San Diego State
02-05-14 6:00 pm PST at Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl (San Diego)
SAN DIEGO STATE 75, BOISE STATE 65
BOISE STATE (12-9, 7-3 MW)
Childress, Tonishia 8-13 0-0 18; Reinhart, Kayla 4-9 0-0 12; Weaver, Deanna 4-13 0-0 10; Askew, Miquelle 3-5 2-4 8; McDavis, Kenna 3-9 1-1 8; Der, Lexie 2-7 0-0 6; Engel, Keiahnna 1-4 0-0 3; Pahukoa, Brittney 0-1 0-0 0; RODRIGUEZ, Yaiza 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 25-63 3-5 65.
SAN DIEGO STATE (8-11, 5-4 MW)
BOSTICK, Ariell 6-14 5-5 19; WARREN, Cierra 8-11 2-6 18; LONG, Danesha 5-11 2-3 14; HUNTER, Khristina 5-5 1-3 11; SCURRY, Deajanae 1-2 3-4 5; SMITH, Deidra 1-4 3-4 5; CULBERSON, Chairese 0-1 3-5 3; JOHNSON, Chloe 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-48 19-30 75.
Boise State................... 29 36 - 65
San Diego State............... 38 37 - 75
3-point goals--Boise State 12-32 (Reinhart, Kayla 4-7; Childress, Tonishia 2-5; Weaver, Deanna 2-8; Der, Lexie 2-2; McDavis, Kenna 1-5; Engel, Keiahnna 1-3; Pahukoa, Brittney 0-1; RODRIGUEZ, Yaiza 0-1), San Diego State 4-6 (BOSTICK, Ariell 2-3; LONG, Danesha 2-3). Fouled out--Boise State-DER, Lexie, San Diego State-None. Rebounds--Boise State 26 (Weaver, Deanna 7),
San Diego State 40 (WARREN, Cierra 13). Assists--Boise State 17 (Weaver, Deanna 6), San Diego State 12 (LONG, Danesha 4). Total fouls--Boise State 24, San Diego State 10. Technical fouls--Boise State-None, San Diego State-None. A-325