Weaver Leads Broncos Past Idaho State
Dec. 4, 2014

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POCATELLO, Idaho - Deanna Weaver scored 28 points to lead Boise State to a dominating 86-62 victory at Idaho State in a non-conference women's basketball game at Pocatello. ISU had no answer for Weaver who scored at will against the Bengals before she was taken out of the game with 12:31 to play. 
"Deanna (Weaver) was amazing tonight, they could not stop her," said coach Gordy Presnell. "We played the best game of the year tonight and I am really pleased with how everyone contributed, it was an all around team effort. We had been struggling with our shooting and it is good to see us finally hit our shots. Now we need to carry this on to Saturday's game at Utah Valley." 
After a slow start Boise State dominated the game from about the 15 minute mark of the first half to the end. Weaver finished with a season-high 28 points, just missing her first double-double of the year tallying a team and season-high nine rebounds to go with five assists and one steal in 26 minutes of action. The senior from Santa Clara, Calif., went 10-of-14 from the floor, 5-of-7 from the 3-point line and 3-of-4 from the charity stripe. 
Freshman Shalen Shaw followed with 12 points and four rebounds, while Brooke Pahukoa added 10 points. Kenna McDavis was next with nine points and four boards, Tonishia Childress tallied eight points and five assists, Miquelle Askew contributed seven points, while Camille Redmon had seven points and seven rebounds.
Six Broncos nailed at least one 3-pointer in the game as Boise State recorded 14 makes from beyond the arc, one shy of tying the school record. Boise State finished the night shooting season-highs from the floor at 56 percent (32-of-57) and 3-point line at 54 percent (14-of-26). The Broncos shot over 60 percent in both categories in the second period at 67 percent and 64 percent, respectively. 
Idaho State finished the night hitting 36 percent (20-of-56) percent from the floor, 33 percent (3-of-9) from beyond the arc and 66 percent (19-of-29) from the free-throw line. 
Four Bengals reached double-digit points led by Kenyon Grace with 17, Jasmine Lemon and Rebecca Schrimpshe with 11 each, and Anna Policicchio with 10.   
With Idaho State up one at 8-7 early in the first half, Weaver led a Boise State offensive explosion scoring eight points of a 20-3 Bronco run to take control of the contest up 27-11 with just over eight minutes left in the half.  
The Broncos continued to ride Weaver's hot hand as she shot 5-of-9 from the floor, 3-of-5 from the arc and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line for 16 first half points, in addition to a team-high eight rebounds. Boise State eventually took a commanding 38-23 advantage into halftime after shooting 47 percent from the floor which included a combined seven 3-pointers from five players.
The Broncos were equally as dominating in the second period as they stretched their 15-point halftime advantage out to a game high 37-point advantage 84-47 with 4:22 remaining in the game. With most of the Bronco starters on the bench ISU closed the game on a 12-0 run to cut the final margin to 24 points. 
Next up, Boise State travels south to Utah where it will face Utah Valley in Orem at 3 p.m. (Mountain) on Saturday.   

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