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Bronco women drop 79-65 decision at New Mexico State

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LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - For the second game in a row the Broncos dug themselves a big hole then battled back only to fade down the stretch and lose 79-65 at New Mexico State Thursday night.

 

NMSU broke a one point, 33-32, game at the half open in the second half taking a 16-point, 59-43, with 9:13 to play.

 

The Broncos then rolled off a 18-3 run to pull within one, 62-61, with 4:27 left. Unfortunately, Boise State faded after that turning it over and missing their free throws down the stretch. NMSU closed the game on a 17-4 run including hitting nine-of-11 free throws.

 

Tasha Harris was the only Bronco to hit double-figure points with 17 to go with three boards and three assists. Brittany Moore was second in scoring with nine, followed by eight from Jessica Thompson. Amanda Stewart recorded a career high 10 rebounds and six points.

 

The Aggies had four players in double-digit scoring led by Madison Spence with 19. Sherell Neal added 14 points and 18 rebounds, followed by Anikia Jawara with 14 points and Monique Bribiescas with 10.

 

Boise State shot 35.9 percent from the floor, 25 percent (6-24) from the arc, and struggled at the line hitting 61.9 percent (13-21) free throws. NMSU hit 46.6 percent from the floor, 46.7 percent (7-15) from 3-point range, and 75 percent (18-24) from the charity stripe.

 

The loss drops Boise State to 8-6 overall and 0-2 in league. NMSU improves to 12-3 and 2-0. Up next for Boise State is an encounter with Louisiana Tech in Ruston, Louisiana Saturday night.