Boise State Rallies To Defeat UC Davis 58-56 In Women's Basketball Action?
The second round with the Aggies was a struggle from the start as the Broncos had troubles making their shots hitting 20 percent (6-of-30) in the opening period, including one in the first 12 minutes of the game.
The Aggies claimed a 15-3 lead with 10:42 remaining in the first period. The score did not change again until the 7:29 mark when Boise State’s Jackie Thompson hit a pair of free throws to make the score 15-5. Jessica Thompson and Michelle Hessing then hit a pair of layups to close within six points at 15-9 with 4:30 left in the game.
The two teams then traded baskets to close the half. The Broncos’ Nadia Begay hit a three-pointer from the right corner at the buzzer to make the Aggie advantage six, 24-18, at the break.
The second half was a complete opposite from the first period for
The two teams then traded leads eight times along with five ties in the final 14 minutes as they bumped up their intensity.
The Broncos finished the game hitting 37.7 percent from the floor, including 54.8 percent (17-of-31) in the second half. UC Davis shot 34.4 percent from the floor in the game as Boise State out scored the Aggies in the second half 40-to-32.
Jess Thompson led the Broncos in the game with 13 points to go with two rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Michelle Hessing battled as flu bug to finish second in scoring with nine points along with her four rebounds and three blocks. Sophomore Rebecca Kepilino added eight points and seven rebounds.
On the boards four Broncos recorded seven to eight boards in the game led by Jackie Lee and Jess Thompson’s eight apiece backed up by Tasha Harris and Kepilino with seven each.
Leading UC Davis were three players in double-figure scoring beginning with Laura Thomas’ 15 points on 5-of-6 shooting from three-point range. Heather Bates recorded a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds, followed by Haylee Donaghe with 11 points.
The win improves
Newspaper Box Score
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Thompson, Jessica 6-12 1-3 13; Hessing, Michelle 4-6 1-3 9; Kepilino,
Rebecca 3-9 2-2 8; Begay, Nadia 3-7 0-0 7; Lee, Jackie 2-7 0-0 6; Harris,
Tasha 2-7 2-2 6; Reyes, Bridgette 2-4 0-0 4; Galassi, Jenna 1-6 0-0 3;
Thompson, Jackie 0-2 2-3 2; Walker, Ja'Lara 0-0 0-0 0; Stewart, Amanda 0-1
0-0 0. Totals 23-61 8-13 58.
Thomas, Laura 5-9 0-0 15; Bates, Heather 5-21 0-0 11; Donaghe, Haylee 4-9
0-0 11; Costello, Genevieve 3-9 0-0 8; Commins, Kirsten 2-6 3-4 7; Jones,
Lindsey 1-5 0-0 2; Franklin, Angela 1-1 0-0 2; Curry, Ashley 0-1 0-0 0;
Armstrong, Tatiana 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-61 3-4 56.
UC Davis...................... 24 32 - 56
Jenna 1-4; Harris, Tasha 0-3; Reyes, Bridgette 0-1; Thompson, Jessica 0-2),
UC Davis 11-33 (Thomas, Laura 5-6; Donaghe, Haylee 3-6; Costello, Genevieve
2-5; Bates, Heather 1-10; Curry, Ashley 0-1; Jones, Lindsey 0-4; Commins,
Kirsten 0-1). Fouled out--
State 45 (Lee, Jackie 8; Thompson, Jackie 8), UC Davis 37 (Bates, Heather
Genevieve 4). Total fouls--Boise State 10, UC Davis 16. Technical
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