Broncos Fall to Colorado State
Shalen Shaw recorded her ninth double-double in the loss.


Feb. 10, 2016

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BOISE, Idaho (Feb. 10, 2016) - Poor shooting doomed Boise State Wednesday night in a 83-51 loss to Colorado State in Taco Bell Arena. Shalen Shaw earned her ninth double-double in the last 14 games on 11 points and team-high 11 rebounds, while Marta Hermida scored a team-best 12 points. The defeat ended the Broncos' eight-game win streak as they fall to 16-7 overall and 9-3 in Mountain West play to remain in third place.

It was a cold night in Taco Bell Arena for the Broncos as they started slow, struggling to get their shots to fall and found themselves in a big hole early. Colorado State took advantage of the Boise State troubles to roll off a 14-0 run early in the first quarter and never trailed after that.

"We picked a bad night to have a bad night. Tonight they were clearly the better team in every facet of the game," said head coach Gordy Presnell. "The goal for us now is to rise up from the ashes a little bit and see what we can do on Saturday. We've had a good run, we have good players now we just gotta get off the ground and start competing again."

Unfortunately, Boise State could not get its shots to fall all night as the rim began to shrink for them as the game wore on. Meanwhile, the Rams consistently converted on their attempts. The Broncos trailed by 23, 43-20, at halftime and by as many as 37 in the second half before falling to league leading Colorado State by 32.

Lexie Der was third in scoring recording a season-high nine points and added five rebounds and one assist.

Boise State shot 23 percent (6-26) in the first half while the Rams hit 58 percent (18-31), including going 7-of-9 from beyond the arc.

On the night Boise State shot 30.5 percent (18-59) from the floor, 30 percent (6-20) from beyond the arc and 60 percent (9-15) from the free-throw line.

Colorado State countered by hitting 51.6 percent (33-64) from the floor, 50 percent (12-24) from the 3-point line and 83.3 percent (5-6) from the charity stripe. Four Rams reached double-figure points led by Ellen Nystrom with 16 and seven rebounds, followed by Hannah Tvrdy with 14 points, Jamie Patrick with 11, while Keyore Wharry added 10 points.

Next up for Boise State is a road trip to play the Wyoming Cowgirls, tip is scheduled for 2 p.m. in Laramie.

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