Homestand Closes With Saint Mary's
Nov. 29, 2017

Boise State (2-2) vs. Saint Mary's (4-1)
Thursday, Nov. 30 - 7 p.m.
Boise, Idaho - Taco Bell Arena

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    BOISE, Idaho - Boise State (2-2) closes its short two-game homestand Thursday night, hosting Saint Mary’s (4-1) at 7 p.m. The Broncos will then make a short trip to Cheney, Wash., to face Eastern Washington Sunday at 2 p.m. MT.

    Boise State got back to .500 with this past Sunday’s 94-50 victory over Corban. The Broncos, led by Marta Hermida’s triple-double of 22 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, shot 48.8 percent from the field, and out-rebounded the Warriors, 52-26.

    In addition to Hermida’s triple-double, the Broncos got plenty of production, as all 12 Broncos that suited up scored in the contest. Marijke Vanderschaaf matched her season-high with 16 points, and Riley Lupfer went 6-for-9 from the field and 3-for-4 from behind the arc to finish the day with 15 points.

    Saint Mary’s (4-1) brings a four-game winning streak into Taco Bell Arena Thursday night, boasting victories over Washington State, Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara, and Indiana.

    With Paul Thomas in his 12th season at the Gael helm, Saint Mary’s is led by the play of Stella Beck (17.8 ppg, 4.00 apg), Sydney Raggio (16.6 ppg, 8.8 rpg), and Megan McKay (14.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg).

    Junior guard Marta Hermida made Boise State history Sunday against Corban, recording just the second triple-double in Bronco basketball history with her 22-point, 11-rebound, 10-assist performance.

    Hermida, entering the third quarter with 13 points, six rebounds, and five assists, scored nine points with five boards and five assists over the 10-minute frame, with Hailey Vice-Neat’s jumper with 1:31 remaining giving Hermida her 10th assist to complete the feat.

    It was just the second triple-double in Boise State history (men’s or women’s), and came over 37 years after Karla Meier’s 14-point, 15-rebound, 10-steal performance against Montana on Feb. 9, 1980.

    Redshirt junior center Marijke Vanderschaaf has rebounded nicely (pun intended) in her last two games after going for just four points and four rebounds in Boise State’s 72-52 loss to San Diego on Nov. 17.

    Two days later against the Northern Arizona, Vanderschaaf grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds to go with 16 points as she posted her first double-double of the season. Ten of her 16 points came in a third quarter in which Boise State outscored Northern Arizona, 23-9.

    This past Sunday against Corban, the Sammamish, Wash., native once again scored 16 points, all coming in the first half, while also grabbing six rebounds.

    Sophomore guard Riley Lupfer showed signs of heating up this season in Sunday’s win over Corban, finishing with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including a 3-for-4 effort from 3-point range.

    The performance provided optimism that Lupfer, one of Boise State’s long-range sharpshooters, is finding her touch, as in the first three games this season she was a combined 10-for-32 (.313) from the field and 6-for-21 (.286) from behind the arc.

    Boise State’s rebounding has been on point over the first four games this season, as the Broncos average 47.5 rebounds per game. The Broncos have grabbed at least 50 rebounds in three of four games this season, only failing to hit the mark Nov. 17 against San Diego (26 rebounds).

    The Broncos are led this year on the board by Marta Hermida (7.3 rpg), while Marijke Vanderschaaf (6.8) and Shalen Shaw (5.8) round out the top three.

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