Boise State Runs Past LCSC in Exhibition Game

Four Broncos hit double figure points in win.

BOISE, Idaho (11/2/2012) - Boise State ran past the Lewis-Clark State Warriors 92-36 Friday night in a women's basketball game in Taco Bell Arena at Boise. The game was the lone exhibition contest of the fall for the Broncos who dominated the Warriors in every phase. Junior college transfer Rosalie Cutri lead a balanced Boise State attack with 13 points and six steals on the way to the victory.

"I am really proud of the way our team played tonight," said head coach Gordy Presnell. "We were able to get everyone quality minutes and see how they play against someone other than themselves in practice. I thought the whole team played together and worked through the game plan. I was really happy with the newcomers as well, I am excited for the season to begin next weekend." 

Boise State controlled the first half wasting little time to establish its control over the Warriors. The Broncos ran out to a 16-6 lead by the 12 minute media break and never looked back. Powered by Lauren Lenhardt's nine points and Diana Lee's eight, Boise State closed the opening period up 28 points at 39-11. 

Playing without its starting point guard, Lewis-Clark State battled hard throughout the game but were outmanned by the Broncos.

The second half was much like the first with Boise State dominating the paint and glass as the Broncos out scored the Warriors 53-25 during the period. 

It was a balanced attack for Boise State on the night as everyone scored in the contest with eight recording between seven and 13 points. Four Broncos finished with double figure points led by newcomer Rosalie Cutri with 13 on six-of-nine shooting, she also had a team-high six steals. 

Close behind Cutri were Julia Marshall and Erica Martinez with 12 points and six boards apiece. Diana Lee started at the point for Boise State and finished the contest with 10 points, four rebounds and team-high six assists.

Lauren Lenhardt started at power forward where she came away with nine points and team-best 11 rebounds, two blocks and three steals. Matching Lenhardt's points were Brandi Henton and Amber Vandiver, Henton added three rebounds, four assists and three steals to her totals.

Boise State debuted six newcomers against the Warriors; Cutri, Martinez, Henton, Miquelle Askew, Kayla Reinhart and Laura Pelse and Lexie Der, a redshirt freshman. All seven played well combining for 52 points and 27 rebounds.

On the night Boise State shot 51.4 percent from the floor, 21.1 percent from the 3-point arc and 63.6 percent from the free-throw line. LCSC countered at 25.5 percent shooting from the floor, 31.3 percent from beyond the arc and 50 percent from the charity stripe.

Boise State dominated the paint out scoring the Warriors 50-6. The Broncos forced 23 turnovers, 18 by steals for a 34-0 advantage in points off turnovers. 

Tanis Fuller led LCSC with 13 points and three rebounds, followed by Shelby Barnes with eight points and two boards. Ornela Bacchini had a team-high seven rebounds to go with two points, two assists and six steals. 

The 2012-13 season begins in earnest next Friday when the Broncos travel to Orem, Utah, for an encounter with the Utah Valley Wolverines.

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