Brooke Pahukoa had 19 points.
Dec. 6, 2015
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PORTLAND, Ore. (12/6/2015) - Brooke Pahukoa score 19 points to lead six Broncos in double-figure scoring Sunday afternoon as Boise State raced past Portland 89-49 to hand coach Gordy Presnell his school record 180th win in charge of the blue and orange. Boise State seized control early in the first quarter and led for nearly the entire game as the Broncos recorded their first true road win of the season to improved to 4-3 overall.
“I am really pleased with the way we played overall today, it was a team effort,” said Presnell. “It is nice to have Brooke (Pahukoa) back in the lineup, she tends to relax everyone on the floor. It was a good win, I am not sure when we last had six players score in double-digit points, we just need to keep it going. We are improving but we still have a ways to go.”
Boise State used a 10-0 run early in the first quarter to take control going from 5-2 down to 12-5 up with 6:24 on the clock. Brooke Pahukoa and Marta Hermida hit back-to-back 3-pointers respectively, during the run. Shay Shaw scored on a layup with 7:42 to play in the quarter to give the Broncos the lead for good at 6-5.
The Broncos rolled off a second 10-0 run, five points from Brooke Pahukoa, to stretch their advantage to 26-12 with 1:20 to play in the first. Boise State took a 28-14 lead into the second quarter after shooting 53 percent in the opening 20 minutes.
Brooke Pahukoa returned to the lineup on Sunday to score a team-high 19 points on 8-of-16 shooting from the floor with two 3-pointers and 1-of-1 from the free-throw line. She added four rebounds and three steals in the victory.
Marta Hermida went 4-of-5 from the floor with two 3-pointers and 5-of-5 shooting from the free-throw line to score a new career-high 15 points. The freshman from Madrid, Spain, also had three rebounds, three assists and team-high four steals.
Boise State continued to dominate throughout the second quarter as they outscored the Pilots 19-8 and stretched their 14-point lead at the end of the first quarter out to 25 by halftime, 47-22. The Broncos finished the second period on a 9-0 run.
The Blue and Orange continued its domination in the third period as it extended the lead out to 33 points, 59-26, by the 6:39 mark of the third quarter.
The fourth quarter was a little sloppy at times but the Broncos managed to extend their lead out to 40 points by the end of the contest up 89-49.
Boise State played everyone in the game and they all scored. Marijke Vanderschaaf scored 11 points going 4-of-7 from the floor and 3-of-3 from the free-throw line with six rebounds and two assists.
Shalen Shaw, Miquelle Askew and Joyce Harrell all scored 10 points in the offensive effort. Shaw added six rebounds, two assists and three steals. Askew went 4-of-9 from the floor added two free throws with seven rebounds and two assists. Harrell recorded career highs for points and rebounds with 10 and seven, respectively.
Ella Fotu tied for the team-high in rebounds with a career-best seven boards.
Boise State finished the day shooting 50 percent from the floor (34-68), 40 percent (6-15) from beyond the arc and 79 percent (15-19) from the free-throw line.
The Broncos dominated the glass 49 to 24 and 16 to five in offensive rebounds for a 16 to two advantage in second chance points. They also controlled the paint outscoring the Pilots 42 to 20.
Portland was held to 34 percent (18-53) shooting from the floor, 24 percent (4-17) from the arc and 69 percent (9-13) from the charity stripe. Holly Blades led the Pilots with 11 points followed by Ellie Woerner with 10.
Next up for the Broncos is instate-rival Idaho State at Taco Bell Arena on Friday at 7 p.m.