Three Broncos Earn MW Postseason Honors


March 6, 2017

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Mountain West Conference released the postseason honors for women’s basketball this afternoon and among those receiving accolades were three Broncos. Brooke Pahukoa was selected for the All-Mountain West Team, Marijke Vanderschaaf was given honorable mention recognition, while Riley Lupfer was named to the MW All-Freshmen Team.

The three were recognized for their achievements during the 18-game MW conference season. This is the second all-conference postseason honor for Pahukoa. It is the first postseason honors for both Vanderschaaf and Lupfer.

Pahukoa led Boise State in scoring and ranked 13th in the conference at 12.4 points per game. The senior was also one of the top free-throw shooters in the MW ranking sixth at 80.3 percent and tied for seventh in steals at 1.5 per game. On the year, she had a team-high 16 games in double-figure points, eight with 20-plus, led team in scoring a team-best nine times and averaged 13.1 points per game to lead the Broncos and rank 12th in the MW. Pahukoa currently ranks ninth in program history for career points with 1,286.

Vanderschaaf started every game this season at center averaging 10.9 points to rank second on team and 18th in the MW during league play. She also averaged 6.4 rebounds which was second on team and 16th in the league. The redshirt-sophomore was seventh in the conference for field goal percentage at .483 and fourth in blocked shots per game at 1.3. On the year, Vanderschaaf recorded 15 games in double-digit points, three with 20-plus, led the team in scoring five times and in rebounding a team-best (tied) 12 times.

Lupfer had a strong debut season for the Broncos recording 10 games with double-figure points and led the team in scoring three times. The all-freshmen team honoree averaged 7.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.8 steals in 18.8 minutes per game during league play. She ranked 12th in 3-point percentage for the 18 conference contest at .342. On the year, Lupfer was seventh in 3-point percentage at .358 and 12th in 3-pointers made per game at 1.7, while averaging 7.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.8 steals per game.

The trio will lead Boise State into the Mountain West Championship this week at Las Vegas where the Broncos open up competition Tuesday afternoon against the New Mexico Lobos.


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