Boise State Wins Low Scoring Affair 57-47 Over Seattle U. ...
Bos leads Boise State with third double-double on 13 points and 12 rebounds.

BOISE, Idaho (12/21/2009) - Boise State University remains perfect at home with 10-point 57-47 victory over Seattle University in women’s basketball Monday night in Boise. It was not pretty but the Broncos are now 6-0 in Taco Bell Arena following a hard fought, scrappy game against the Redhawks. The first period belonged to Seattle until a late 9-0 run gave Boise State the lead and momentum at the half. Janie Bos led the Broncos with her third double-double of the year on 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Seattle opened the game quick as the Redhawks jumped out to an early 8-2 lead two minutes into the contest. The Broncos shook off the slow start to respond with a 12-4 run taking their first lead of the game at 14-12 with 14 minutes to play in the period. All 12 Boise State points during the run were scored by the three seniors as Tasha Harris scored six, followed by four from Jessica Van Hoogen and two by Rebecca Kepilino.

The Boise State lead was short lived as Seattle battled back rolling off an 11-3 run to reclaim a Redhawk game-high six-point, 23-17, advantage with 5:32 showing on the clock.

Those were the final points of the half for the Redhawks as the Broncos regrouped to retake the lead and momentum heading into halftime. Van Hoogen and Stacie Gross combined for a 9-0 run in the final five minutes to give Boise State a three-point, 26-23, advantage at the break.

Boise State held a lead for most of the second half which fluctuated between one and five points for most of the period until the Broncos pulled away late. The lone exception was a 42-41 Seattle lead when Elle Kerfoot hit the second of two free throws to break a tie score with 8:09 to go.

Tied at 43 all with 6:10 remaining, Boise State’s Kepilino hit a mid-range jumper to give the Broncos the lead for good at 45-43. That shot sparked a 13-2 Boise State run to put Seattle away as the Broncos claimed a game-high 11-point advantage, 56-45, with 2:07 left.

Neither team was able to hit a field goal in the final two plus minutes as Seattle out scored the Broncos two to one from the free-throw line to close the game.

It was a frigid night inside Taco Bell Arena as neither team shot the ball well. Boise State ended up hitting 37.9 percent (22-58) from the floor, 11 percent (2-18) from the 3-point arc, and 68.8 percent (11-16) from the charity stripe. Seattle U. countered with 28.3 percent (17-60) shooting from the court, 23.3 percent (7-30) from the arc, and 75 percent (6-8) from the free-throw line.

The Broncos dominated the boards out rebounding the Redhawks 50 to 31 and 17 to 10 in offensive boards resulting in a 13 to three Boise State advantage in second chance points. The Broncos also controlled the paint by out scoring the Redhawks 24 to 14. Boise State is undefeated, 9-0, this year when winning the points in the paint.

Bos led Boise State with her double-double on 13 points and 12 rebounds to go with one assist, one block and two steals. Van Hoogen matched Bos’ point total while adding a season-high nine rebounds, four assists, one block and two steals. Kepilino chipped in 11 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal, followed by Harris with nine points, six boards, two assists and two steals, she saw her 12-match streak of games in double-figure points snapped tonight.   

Ashley Brown lit the Broncos up all night from behind the arc hitting six-of-16 to finish with a Seattle-high 18 points to go with five rebounds and four steals. Elle Kerfoot recorded a double-double on 12 points and a team-best 12 rebounds. No one else had more than six points for the Redhawks. 

Boise State will take an 10-3 record into a short Christmas break over the next week. They will return on Dec. 26th to prepared for their final nonconference game when they host the University of Wyoming (9-2) from the Mountain West Conference at 2:00 p.m. (Mountain) on New Years Eve. Boise State will then open Western Athletic Conference play at home when they host New Mexico State University (6-4) on Jan. 6.  Seattle University dropped to 3-12 with Monday night’s loss to the Broncos.

Final Game Summary

Seattle vs Boise State
12/21/09 6:05 p.m. at Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)

SEATTLE (3-12)
Brown, Ashley 6-19 0-0 18; Kerfoot, Elle 4-11 3-4 12; Heck, Tatiana 2-8 2-2 6;
McCarthy, Maggie 2-7 0-0 4; Murillo, Cassidy 1-7 1-2 3; Parks, Kourtney 1-3 0-0
2; Christianson, Julee 1-1 0-0 2; Messersmith, Samantha 0-3 0-0 0; Johnson, Jamie
 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 17-60 6-8 47.

Van Hoogen, Jessica 4-11 5-6 13; Bos, Janie 5-7 3-4 13; Kepilino, Rebecca
5-6 0-0 11; Harris, Tasha 4-6 1-4 9; Gross, Stacie 2-6 0-0 5; Rima, Melissa
1-6 0-0 2; Pilcher, Heather 0-5 2-2 2; Lenhardt, Lauren 1-3 0-0 2; Poteet,
Kinzi 0-1 0-0 0; Marshall, Julia 0-6 0-0 0; McGilbra, Taylor 0-1 0-0 0.
Totals 22-58 11-16 57.

Seattle.......................   23   24  -   47
Boise State...................   26   31  -   57

3-point goals--Seattle 7-30 (Brown, Ashley 6-16; Kerfoot, Elle 1-5; McCarthy,
Maggie 0-3; Murillo, Cassidy 0-5; Parks, Kourtney 0-1), Boise State 2-18
(Kepilino, Rebecca 1-1; Gross, Stacie 1-5; Harris, Tasha 0-1; Rima, Melissa
0-1; Pilcher, Heather 0-1; Marshall, Julia 0-6; McGilbra, Taylor 0-1; Van
Hoogen, Jessica 0-2). Fouled out--Seattle-None, Boise State-None.
Rebounds--Seattle 31 (Kerfoot, Elle 10), Boise State 50 (Bos, Janie 12).
Assists--Seattle 10 (McCarthy, Maggie 4), Boise State 9 (Van Hoogen, Jessica
4). Total fouls--Seattle 13, Boise State 12. Technical fouls--Seattle-None,
Boise State-None.

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