BOISE, Idaho (11/14/2010) - Boise State turned in a dominating performance over cross-state rival Idaho State Sunday afternoon as the Broncos defeated the Bengals 73-48 in Taco Bell Arena at Boise. Lauren Lenhardt scored the first four-points of the game giving Boise State the lead for good as the home side ran away with the 25-point victory. Janie Bos, Kati Isham and Nicole Brady each scored 10 points to lead the Broncos who improved to 1-1 with the win, their eighth straight over Idaho State.
Lauren Lenhardt started Boise State off fast scoring four points of a 6-0 run to start the game. The Broncos extended the run to 15-4 by the 13:47 mark. Up eight points with 8:52 to go in the half, Boise State seized control of the game with a 13-0 run to take a 21-point lead, 36-15, with under five minutes remaining in the period.
The lead was extended to a half-high 22 points at the 2:39 mark on a Nicole Brady 3-pointer and again 30 seconds later by a Brady mid-range jumper to make the score 43-21 with 1:49 on the clock. The Broncos out scored the Bengals 20 to eight in the final nine minutes of the half to take a 20-point lead, 43-23, into the break.
Boise State shot well in the first 20 minutes hitting 50 percent from the floor and 88 percent (7-8) from the free-throw line. Idaho State struggled to get its shots to fall and took five minutes before getting the first to go through the hoop. The Bengals finished the period hitting 27 percent from the court, eight percent from the 3-point line and 100 percent (4-4) from the charity stripe.
With 19 minutes to play in the game Idaho State pulled to within 19 points on a Lindsey Reed jumper to make the score 45-26. That was the last time the Bronco advantage dropped below 20 points as they stretched it to a game-high 31 points twice. The first came on a Janie Bos jumper at the 11:40 mark and the score at 64-33. The second was off a pair of Heather Pilcher free throws with 4:21 remaining to make the score 72-41.
It was a solid team performance for the Broncos who scored the opening basket and led the rest of the way as they dominated the Bengals for 40 minutes. The offense was balanced with three players scoring 10 points and 10 of the 11 players scoring in the game.
Bos, Kati Isham and Brady led the team in scoring with 10 points each. Bos tied for the lead on the glass with seven rebounds to go with three assists in 17 minutes; Isham added four boards, three assists and two steals in 28 minutes; while Brady chipped in three rebounds in 17 minutes.
Heather Pilcher scored nine points and added three rebounds, one assist and two steals. Julia Marshall added eight points, four boards, two assists, and a team-high three steals. While Kinzi Poteet contributed seven points and tied Bos with seven rebounds, she also had two assists, two blocks and one steal.
Lindsey Reed led Idaho State with a team-high 14 points to go with five rebounds, one assist and one block. Cydney Horton followed with nine points and a team-high eight rebounds and three blocks. Ashleigh Vella and Kaela Oakes each added eight points and five boards.
Boise State shot the ball well overall for the second-consecutive game hitting 44 percent (27-61) from the court. They did struggle from the arc a bit converting only 26 percent (5-19) while making a solid 74 percent (14-19) free throws. Idaho State responded with 28 percent (19-67) from the floor, 11 percent (2-18) from 3-point range, and 67 percent (8-12) from the foul line.
The Broncos had a small advantage on the glass by a 44 to 41 margin, but gave up 18 offensive boards resulting in a 19 to 14 edge for the Bengals in second chance points. Boise State dominated the post out scoring ISU 34 to 20 in points in the paint. The Broncos also held the advantage in points off turnovers by a 21 to 13 margin and in bench points 35 to 12.
The win over instate-rival Idaho State improves the Broncos to 1-1 on the year. Next up for Boise State is a Tuesday night home game in Taco Bell Arena against Southern Utah University. The Thunderbirds are coached by former Bronco assistants J.R. Payne and Toriano Towns. Idaho State goes to 1-1 with the loss.
Idaho State vs Boise State
11/14/10 2:05 pm at Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
BOISE STATE 73, IDAHO STATE 48
IDAHO STATE (1-1)
Reed,Lindsey 6-17 0-0 14; Horton,Cydney 4-5 1-1 9; Oakes,Kaela 2-8 4-4 8;
Vella,Ashleigh 3-10 2-5 8; Pickering,Chelsea 3-17 0-0 6; Bitter,Sheryl 1-2
0-0 2; Jensen,Jessica 0-3 1-2 1; Blodgett,Andrea 0-4 0-0 0; Jenkins,Kara 0-1
0-0 0. Totals 19-67 8-12 48.
BOISE STATE (1-1)
Bos, Janie 3-5 4-4 10; Brady, Nicole 3-9 2-2 10; Isham, Kati 3-9 2-3 10;
Pilcher, Heather 3-10 2-2 9; Marshall, Julia 4-5 0-0 8; Poteet, Kinzi 3-6
1-2 7; Lee, Diana 2-3 2-2 6; Lister, Cinnamon 2-3 1-2 5; Lenhardt, Lauren
2-5 0-0 4; Kearney, Janelle 2-3 0-2 4; Gross, Stacie 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 27-61
Idaho State................... 23 25 - 48
Boise State................... 43 30 - 73
3-point goals--Idaho State 2-18 (Reed,Lindsey 2-7; Oakes,Kaela 0-2;
Vella,Ashleigh 0-3; Pickering,Chelsea 0-3; Bitter,Sheryl 0-1;
Blodgett,Andrea 0-1; Jenkins,Kara 0-1), Boise State 5-19 (Brady, Nicole 2-5;
Isham, Kati 2-6; Pilcher, Heather 1-3; Lee, Diana 0-1; Lenhardt, Lauren 0-2;
Gross, Stacie 0-1; Marshall, Julia 0-1). Fouled out--Idaho
State-Vella,Ashleigh, Boise State-None. Rebounds--Idaho State 41
(Horton,Cydney 8), Boise State 44 (Bos, Janie 7; Poteet, Kinzi 7).
Assists--Idaho State 5 (Oakes,Kaela 1; Pickering,Chelsea 1; Vella,Ashleigh
1; Jenkins,Kara 1; Reed,Lindsey 1), Boise State 17 (Lister, Cinnamon 4).
Total fouls--Idaho State 22, Boise State 17. Technical fouls--Idaho
State-None, Boise State-None. A-513