Boise State Wins on the Road at Nevada
Broncos snap seven game losing streak.
RENO, Nev. - It was a solid team effort by Boise State as the Broncos snapped a seven game losing streak with an impressive 80-62 win on the road at Nevada in a Mountain West women's basketball game in the Lawlor Events Center at Reno. Four Broncos recorded double figure points led by senior Lauren Lenhardt with her eighth game with 20-plus points with 20 against the Wolf Pack. Boise State took control early rolling off a 12-0 run take a 12-2 lead four minutes into the game. Nevada never recovered as the Broncos stretched the lead to a game-high 20 points six times in the second period as they improved to 11-15 overall and 4-9 in league play.
Lenhardt scored 14 of her 20 points in the final 20 minutes of play including a 7-2 run to open the second half to give the Broncos its first 20 point advantage at 50-30 with 18 minutes remaining. She shot eight-of-14 from the floor, two-of-three from the arc and two-for-two from the free-throw line. She also had eight rebounds, two blocks and one steal.
Brandi Henton followed close behind with 18 points going six-of-12 from the floor and six-for-seven from the free-throw line. She also had eight rebounds, team-highs for assists and blocks with six and three, respectively. Erica Martinez added 12 points on four-of-seven shooting from the arc. Lexie Der recorded her second career double-double of the year on 14 points and team-high 11 boards.
Boise State shot a season-high for a league game tonight hitting 50 percent (32-64) from the court, season-best 53.8 percent (7-13) from beyond the 3-point line and 81.8 percent (9-11) from the charity stripe. Nevada countered at 32.8 percent (21-64) from the floor, 20 percent (3-15) from the arc and 60.7 percent (17-28) the free-throw line. The Broncos dominated the glass out rebounding the Wolf Pack 52 to 33, and out scored them in the paint 40-24.
Nevada was led by Chanelle Brennan with 15 points followed by Danika Sharp with 11 and Nyasha Lesure with 10.
Boise State dominated the first half shooting a season-best percentage from the floor of 57.6 percent (19-33). After Nevada opened the scoring in the contest, Boise State stormed into control rolling off a 12-0 run to take a 10-point lead four minutes into the game. The Broncos took a 15 point 45-30 lead into the break.
The Broncos maintained a double-digit lead for most of the final 15 minutes of the half, stretching it out to 17 points, 45-28 late in the period. After Boise State's initial run to take a 10-point advantage the Wolf Pack closed it to single digits twice, the first at 16-9 with 13:11 on the clock, and the last was eight points, 29-21, with 7:45 to go.
The second period opened with Lenhardt rolling off a 7-2 run for the Broncos to take Boise State to its first 20-point lead of the game at 50-30 with just over 18 minutes to play. Nevada made a late run closing to within 13 points, 71-58 with 4:33 to go. The Broncos regrouped and closed the game with an 18-point win.
Next up for Boise State is a trip to Colorado State Saturday afternoon.
FINAL GAME SUMMARY
Boise State vs Nevada Wolf Pack
2/27/13 6:30 p.m. at Reno, Nev. (Lawlor Events Center)
BOISE STATE 80, NEVADA WOLF PACK 62
BOISE STATE ((11-15,4-9))
Lenhardt, Lauren 8-14 2-2 20; Henton, Brandi 6-12 6-7 18; Der, Lexie 7-12 0-1 14; Martinez, Erica 4-12 0-0 12; Askew, Miquelle 3-7 1-1 7; Cutri, Rosalie 3-6 0-0 6; Reinhart, Kayla 1-1 0-0 3; Pelse, Laura 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 32-64 9-11 80.
NEVADA WOLF PACK ((7-19,2-11))
BRENNAN, Chanelle 7-19 0-0 15; SHARP, Danika 3-16 3-4 11; LESURE, Nyasha 4-5 2-3 10; BURNS, Emily 2-6 5-10 9; WIDEMAN, Arielle 0-4 6-8 6; JOHNSON, Aja 2-5 0-1 4; KAELIN, Kelsey 2-3 0-0 4; SHELBOURN, Julia 1-2 0-0 2; MUNGEDI, Mimi 0-2 1-2 1; LOIS, Faith 0-0 0-0 0; SMITH, Amber 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-64 17-28 62.
Boise State................... 45 35 - 80
Nevada Wolf Pack.............. 30 32 - 62
3-point goals--Boise State 7-13 (Martinez, Erica 4-7; Lenhardt, Lauren 2-3; Reinhart, Kayla 1-1; Henton, Brandi 0-2), Nevada Wolf Pack 3-15 (SHARP, Danika 2-9; BRENNAN, Chanelle 1-3; BURNS, Emily 0-2; WIDEMAN, Arielle 0-1). Fouled out--Boise State-None, Nevada Wolf Pack-None. Rebounds--Boise State 52 (Der, Lexie 11), Nevada Wolf Pack 33 (WIDEMAN, Arielle 8). Assists--Boise State 17 (Henton, Brandi 6), Nevada Wolf Pack 14 (SHARP, Danika 4; WIDEMAN, Arielle 4). Total fouls--Boise State 16, Nevada Wolf Pack 10. Technical fouls--Boise State-None, Nevada Wolf Pack-None. A-778
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