Women's Basketball Runs Past St. Martin's 96-48 in Exhibition...
Isham leads team with 15 points, Brady and Pilcher add 12 each in victory.

BOISE, Idaho (11/7/2010) - Boise State University’s women’s basketball team looked solid in a run away victory over St. Martin’s University by the score of 96-48 Sunday afternoon in Bronco Gym at Boise. All 10 Broncos who played scored for Boise State led by Kati Isham with 15 points, followed by Heather Pilcher and Nicole Brady with 12 each. Boise State shot the ball extremely well hitting 64 percent from the floor, 58 percent from behind the arc and 70 percent from the free-throw line. It was an all out team effort in the 48-point victory for the Broncos in their lone exhibition game of the fall.

Boise State opened the contest on a 21-6 run and never looked back. The Broncos rolled out to a 33-point halftime advantage behind the hot shooting of Heather Pilcher who lead with 10 first half points. Isham and Brady each contributed eight points in the opening 20 minutes as the team shot 63.6 percent from the floor on 21-33 shooting. The Saints struggled  hitting 8-of-32 for 25 percent from the floor in the first half.

Down 33 at the half, St. Martin’s opened the second period on a 7-2 run then stretched it to 16-9 to cut the margin to 26 points, 63-37, with 15 minutes to play. That was the closest the Saints would get in the second half  as Boise State responded with a 13-0 run over the next four minutes.

Boise State’s largest lead was 51 points with 1:53 remaining in the game. The game was a good test for the Broncos who were able to see how four new players worked in the Boise State system. Seeing their first action as a Broncos were Kati Isham, Cinnamon Lister, Nicole Brady and Diana Lee.   

Isham a junior college transfer from Walla Walla Community College (Wash.) started at the two-guard leading the team in scoring with 15 points along with two boards, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes. Junior Nicole Brady redshirted for the Broncos last year, in her first game she had 12 points, six rebounds, one assist and four steals in 20 minutes of action.

Joining the two juniors were two true-freshmen. Lister started at the point recording nine points, three rebounds, four assists and one steal in 17 minutes. Diana Lee saw 23 minutes at the point and two-guard scoring seven points to go with two rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Their was a core group of six veterans anchoring the team as the newcomers got their feet wet. Senior Janie Bos started at the power forward recording eight points, four boards, two assists, one block and two steals in 22 minutes. Junior Heather Pilcher started at the wing were she had 12 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals in 20 minutes.
Lauren Lenhardt, a sophomore out of Eagle, Idaho, started at the center position for Boise State recording six points, four rebounds, two assists and one block in 22 minutes.

Coming in off the bench were junior Stacie Gross who had six points and two rebounds in 14 minutes; sophomore Julia Marshall added 11 points, a team-high seven rebounds, four assists, one block and two steals in 17 minutes. Kinzi Poteet, another sophomore, added 10 points, tied Marshall’s team-high for rebounds with seven, to go with one block and one steal in 21 points.

St. Martin’s had two players in double-figure scoring led by Dara Zack with team-highs for points and rebounds at 15 and five respectively, to go with two assists and three steals. Heather Worley followed with 10 points, three rebounds and two assists.  Kellie Snyder and Destiny Schang each added six points.

Overall Boise State shot 64 percent (34-53) from the floor, 58 percent (7-12) from behind the 3-point line and 70 percent (21-30) from the free-throw line. St. Martin’s countered with 30 percent (18-60) shooting from the court, 43 percent (6-14) from behind the arc and 67 percent (6-9) from the foul line. The Broncos out rebounded the Saints 39-to-29 for a 16-to-14 edge in second chance points. SMU had 27 turnovers compared to Boise State’s 21 leading to a 31-to-15 advantage in points off turnovers for the Broncos. Boise State also out scored the Saints 32-to-14 in the paint, and 46-to-20 in bench points.

This was the only exhibition game for the Broncos this fall. Boise State opens the regular season with a four-game homestand beginning this Friday at 4:00 p.m. (Mountain) against the University of Portland in Taco Bell Arena.

Game Summary

St. Martin’s vs Boise State
11/07/10 2:00 pm at Boise, Idaho (Bronco Gym)
Exhibition Game


Zack,Dara 6-16 2-2 15; Worley,Heather 3-7 2-4 10; Snyder,Kellie 3-5 0-0 6;
Schang,Destiny 2-3 0-0 6; Moehrle,Marelle 1-5 2-2 5; Haskey,Chelsea 1-2 0-0
2; Teade,Megan 1-4 0-1 2; Hawkins,Katie 1-7 0-0 2; Lashua,Emily 0-1 0-0 0;
Schutt,Andrea 0-4 0-0 0; Mielke, Roni Jo 0-5 0-0 0; Baker,Kelsey 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 18-60 6-9 48.


Isham, Kati 4-8 5-5 15; Pilcher, Heather 6-10 0-1 12; Brady, Nicole 4-4 3-4
12; Marshall, Julia 5-7 0-2 11; Poteet, Kinzi 5-8 0-3 10; Lister, Cinnamon
3-5 2-3 9; Bos, Janie 2-3 4-4 8; Lee, Diana 2-3 2-2 7; Lenhardt, Lauren 2-4
2-2 6; Gross, Stacie 1-1 3-4 6. Totals 34-53 21-30 96.

St. Martin’s..................   21   27  -   48
Boise State...................   54   42  -   96

3-point goals--St. Martin’s 6-14 (Schang,Destiny 2-2; Worley,Heather 2-2;
Zack,Dara 1-5; Moehrle,Marelle 1-3; Mielke, Roni Jo 0-1; Snyder,Kellie 0-1),
Boise State 7-12 (Isham, Kati 2-4; Lister, Cinnamon 1-2; Gross, Stacie 1-1;
Brady, Nicole 1-1; Lee, Diana 1-1; Marshall, Julia 1-1; Pilcher, Heather
0-2). Fouled out--St. Martin’s-None, Boise State-None. Rebounds--St.
Martin’s 29 (Zack,Dara 5), Boise State 39 (Marshall, Julia 7; Poteet, Kinzi
7). Assists--St. Martin’s 7 (Zack,Dara 2), Boise State 19 (Lister, Cinnamon
4; Marshall, Julia 4). Total fouls--St. Martin’s 23, Boise State 17.
Technical fouls--St. Martin’s-None, Boise State-None. A-783

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