Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego had a record night.
March 1, 2016
RENO, Nev. - Shalen Shaw hit a clutch 3-pointer with 23 seconds left in regulation to tie the game as the Broncos survived for a thrilling 64-61 overtime victory on the road at Nevada Tuesday night.
Boise State led for the first 38 minutes of the game before Nevada rallied to take its first lead with 1:58 to go in the fourth quarter, then stretched it out to three points at 60-57 with 1:02 to go in the period. Down three and the clock running out Shaw pulled up from the top and nailed the 3-pointer to tie it at 60 with 23 seconds remaining.
After neither team could score in the closing seconds of regulation to force the extra period, Boise State outscored Nevada 4-1 in overtime to claim its second straight victory to improve to 18-10 overall and 11-6 in Mountain West play. Next up is Senior Night this Friday when San Jose State comes to town in a battle of two teams tied for third place.
Marta Hermida led Boise State with a team-high 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting from the floor with two 3-pointers. She added eight rebounds and two steals to her night while playing 42 minutes.
Shalen Shaw followed with her 10th double-double of the year, tying for fifth most in a season in program history, on 14 points and career-tying 15 rebounds.
Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego had a record night setting three school records and tying another. She dished out 13 against the Wolf Pack Tuesday night tying the record for a game, in addition, the 13 gave her 157 assists on the year surpassing her record set last year of 147 in a season. The final two records are related to double-digit assists games. She has three this season which is the most in program history. Rodriguez Ortego also has a record four in her career.
Miquelle Askew added 10 points on 5-of-10 shotting from the floor and three boards. While Marijke Vanderschaaf added 10 points, three rebounds and team-high (tied) two blocks.
Boise State opened the game by racing out to a 9-2 lead early in the first quarter powered by two Brooke Pahukoa 3-pointers. Nevada came back on the Broncos tying the game at 11 all before Boise State took a 15-13 lead into the second period.
The Broncos led the entire way in the second quarter. With 4:32 to play in the period Nevada closed to within 23-21. Boise State responded by closing out the quarter on a 10-2 run and kept Nevada scoreless for the final 4:00 minutes of the half.
The third quarter went back and forth as the Broncos led by as many as 11 twice early in the period before going cold from the floor. Nevada came back to tie the score at 44 before Shaw hit a layup with 30 seconds left to give Boise State a 46-44 lead heading into the fourth.
Nevada came back to tie the game up late in the fourth quarter and take its first lead on 1-of-2 free throws by Stephanie Schmid to go up 58-57. Nevada then extended its lead to 60-57 with 1:02 to go setting up Shaw's game-tying 3-pointer with 23 seconds left.
Both teams struggled to score in the overtime period as the Broncos eventually winning by outscoring the Wolf Pack 4-1 with Shaw scoring all four Boise State points.
On the night Boise State shot 31.4 percent from the floor making 27 of a season-high 86 field goal attempts. The Broncos hit 27.3 percent (6-22) from the 3-point arc and 4-of-7 from the free-throw line (.571). Boise State grabbed a season-high 53 rebounds compared to 51 for Nevada and led 22-to-13 in offensive boards for a 22-to-14 advantage in second chance points.
Nevada countered by hitting 37.7 percent (26-69) from the floor, 15.4 percent (2-13) from 3-point range and 53.8 percent (7-13) from the free-throw line. Riana Everidge led the Wolf Pack with 20 points and seven rebounds, followed by Teige Zeller with 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Stephanie Schmid added 10 points.