Women's Basketball at 2006 WAC Tournament - Broncos Upset Hawaii 72-63 to Advance to Semifinal.
RENO, Nevada - The Boise State women's basketball team, the sixth seed in the 2006 Western Athletic Conference Tournament, upset third seeded Hawaii, 72-63, to advance to the semifinal for the first time since the Broncos have been a WAC member. The Broncos (15-14 overall) will will play New Mexico State (7 seed) who upset the number 2 seed - Fresno State. The Boise State vs. New Mexico State semifinal will tip-off at Noon Pacific (1p.m. Mountain) on Friday, March 10.

After a cold first half, the Broncos went to the inside to find the basket in the second period, frustrating Hawaii along the way. Junior center Michelle Hessing led the team with 17 points, 13 of which she scored in the second period. Hawaii led by five at the half-time break, 35-30, while Hessing helped the Broncos outscore the Wahine, 42-28, in the second half.

Hessing added 10 rebounds and four steals to her statistics for her first double-double of the season. Kepilino had 12 points and 12 rebounds for another double-double in the game (the first in her career). Benita Buggs had 11 points and three rebounds. Jackie Lee had 10 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

In the final statistics, the Broncos shot 41 percent from the field (27-66), 31 percent from three point range (4-13) and 58 percent from the free throw line (14-24). Hawaii shot 40 percent from the floor (21-53), 33 percent from three-point range (8-24), and 54 percent from the line (13-24).

Women's Basketball Box Score
Boise State vs Hawaii
03-08-06 12 p.m. at Reno, Nev. (Lawlor Events Center)

BOISE STATE 72, HAWAII 63
BOISE STATE (15-14)
Hessing, Michelle 6-10 5-10 17; Kepilino, Rebecca 4-10 4-6 12; Buggs, Benita 5-12 0-0 11; Lee, Jackie 4-11 1-1 10; Thompson, Jessica 3-10 2-3 8; Begay, Nadia 2-7 1-2 6; Galassi, Jenna 1-2 0-0 3; Thompson, Jackie 1-2 1-2 3; Little, Heather 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 27-66 14-24 72.
HAWAII (18-10)
Solia, Dalia 6-10 0-0 16; Taylor, Janevia 5-14 2-4 15; Sanders, Amy 3-11 7-8 13; Tambini, Pam 2-7 2-6 6; Grice, Brittany 2-4 2-4 6; Smith, Tanya 2-5 0-2 4; Kotani, Amy 1-1 0-0 3; Aiwohi, Brittney 0-0 0-0 0; Spooner, Callie 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-53 13-24 63.
Boise State................... 30 42 - 72
Hawaii........................ 35 28 - 63
3-point goals-Boise State 4-13 (Begay, Nadia 1-4; Buggs, Benita 1-2; Lee, Jackie 1-4; Galassi, Jenna 1-1; Thompson, Jessica 0-2), Hawaii 8-24 (Solia, Dalia 4-8; Taylor, Janevia 3-8; Kotani, Amy 1-1; Spooner, Callie 0-1; Tambini, Pam 0-1; Sanders, Amy 0-5). Fouled out--Boise State-None, Hawaii-Smith, Tanya; Grice, Brittany. Rebounds-Boise State 44 (Kepilino, Rebecca 12), Hawaii 36 (Sanders, Amy 8; Solia, Dalia 8). Assists-Boise State 17 (Lee, Jackie 7), Hawaii 15 (Taylor, Janevia 6). Total fouls-Boise State 19, Hawaii 20.
2006 WAC Tournament Game 2 - Women's Bracket
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