Boise State Falls at San Diego State
Brooke Pahukoa led Broncos with nine points.
Feb. 7, 2015

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (2-7-2015) - Boise State was on the road Saturday afternoon at San Diego State where the Broncos fell 57-40 to the Aztecs in Viejas Arena. Boise State led by one 26-25 at the half before the Aztecs took control with a dominant second period out scoring the Broncos 32-14. It was the third straight road loss for Boise State who fell to 14-7 overall and 6-4 in Mountain West play. 
The first period was tight throughout with the largest lead being five points by Boise State at 9-4 with 15 minutes to play. The half saw four ties and seven lead changes as the teams traded little runs. The Broncos eventually took a hard earned 26-25 advantage into intermission. 
The second 20 minutes was all Aztecs as the Broncos struggled. San Diego State responded by rolling off a 16-2 run to open the period as the Broncos found themselves down 13 points at 41-28 with eight minutes to play. 
Boise State never recovered from the slow start as SDSU maintained a double-digit lead down the stretch. The Broncos shot 15 percent in the final half making 4-of-26 field goals, while the Aztecs put the game away hitting 54 percent (15-of-23). 
The San Diego jinx continues for Boise State who has yet to win in Viejas Arena in five tries. The Broncos finished the night converting a season-low 26 percent from the floor, 22 percent (5-of-23) from beyond the arc and 88 percent (7-of-8) from the free-throw line. The 40 points are the fewest scored this season.
Brooke Pahukoa led Boise State with a team-high nine points to go with four rebounds and one steal. Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego followed with eight points, four rebounds and team-high four assists. Miquelle Askew added six points and three rebounds, while Kayla Reinhart score five points. 
San Diego State finished the afternoon hitting 42 percent from the floor, 27 percent (3-of-11) from the arc and 80 percent (4-of-5) from the charity stripe. The Aztecs dominated the paint 26-to-12 and the glass 43-to-31 which was good for a 12-to-6 edge in second chance points. For only the third time this season Boise State's bench was out scored as SDSU won that battle 17-to-13 in points.
Ahjalee Harvey led San Diego State with 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting. Erimma Amarikwa recorded a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds.
Next up for Boise State is a road trip to Colorado Springs, Colo., to face the Air Force Falcons on Wednesday.   

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