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Buzzer Beater Spins Out as Broncos Fall 66-64 at Hawai'i....

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HONOLULU, Hawaii (2/24/2010) - Boise State came up short in Honolulu as the Broncos dropped a frustrating 66-64 game to the University of Hawai'i Wednesday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. The Broncos never led in the game but battled back all night to give themselves a chance for the win. Unfortunately a Jessica Van Hoogen 3-pointer from the right wing spun out at the buzzer as the Rainbow Wahine held on for the win.

Hawai'i pulled away from the Broncos in the first half as Boise State went cold from the floor. With 12:37 left in the period the Rainbow Wahine rolled off a 10-2 run to claim an 11-point 29-18 lead by the 6:29 mark. They eventually stretched it to 13 points before settling for a 11-point advantage at the break up 38-27. Boise State scored nine points in the final 12 and half minutes of the period.

Boise State came out fighting in the second period as they slowly chipped away at the deficit. With 11:23 to play, Julia Marshall hit the second of two 3-pointers from the left corner to tie the game at 44-44.

Hawai'i responded with a 13-4 run to stretch the lead back out to nine points, 57-48, with 6:53 showing on the clock.

The Broncos came storming back to close to within one when Janie Bos converted a three-point play with 4:35 to go and the score at 61-60. The teams then traded baskets to make the score 66-64 with 1:37 to remaining. Neither team managed to score in the final minute and a half setting up the final moments of the contest.

Down two with 11 seconds to play, Boise State brought the ball up the floor when Janie Bos had a shot blocked out of bounds with two seconds left. Boise State in bounded the ball to Van Hoogen on the right wing who immediately launched the shot. The 3-pointer looked good at the buzzer but spun out at the last moment giving Hawai'i the victory.

Janie Bos scored the last seven points of the game for Boise State to finish with a team-high 16 to go with 10 rebounds. She was followed by Rebecca Kepilino with 12 points, three rebounds and four assists. No one else had double-figure points for Boise State. Tasha Harris finished with nine points, five rebounds, five assists, and two steals, followed by Jessica Van Hoogen with eight points, three boards, one assist, one block and one steal.

Hawaii was led by four players in double-figures with Dita Liepkalne leading with 17 points. She was followed by Julita Bungaite with 13 points, Breanna Arbuckle with 11 points and team-high 16 rebounds, while Allie Patterson added 10 points.