Boise State Women's Basketball Falls on the Road at CSU

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Brandi Henton scores career-high 29 points.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Brandi Henton scored a career-high 29 points to lead Boise State in its 72-60 loss at Colorado State Saturday afternoon in a Mountain West women's basketball game at Fort Collins, Colo. Henton kept Boise State in the game throughout the contest as the Rams tried to pull away from the Broncos but were unable to. Henton shot 11-of-22 from the floor with a career-high six 3-pointers, all six made by the Broncos, to lead Boise State who falls to 11-16 overall and 4-10 in league.

Lauren Lenhardt just missed her eighth double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. The 10 points by Lenhardt moved her into seventh-place on the Boise State career scoring list with 1,332. Rosalie Cutri added eight points and eight rebounds, while Miquelle Askew chipped in with five points as well as a team and career-high 12 boards.  

The Broncos finished the day shooting 32.5 percent (25-77) from the floor, 21.4 percent (6-28) from beyond the arc and 80 percent (4-5) from the free-throw line. Colorado State countered with 39.7 percent (27-68) shooting, 33.3 percent (7-21) from 3-point range and 73.3 percent (11-15) from the charity stripe.

Three Rams reached double-digit points led by Meghan Heimstra with a career-high 25 to go with nine rebounds, followed by Sam Martin with 16 points and nine boards, and Caitlin Duffy with 13 points.

The first half opened with the Rams rolling off a 13-2 run to take control early up 16-5. They stretched the lead to 15 twice, the last was 30-15 with 6:36 left in period.

Brandi Henton kept the Broncos in the contest during the opening 20 minutes scoring nearly half of their points finishing with 14 at the break on five-of-eight shooting with two 3-pointers and one free throw. Down 15 at 6:36 the Broncos rallied out scoring Colorado State 14-7 to close the deficit to six before the Rams took an eight point, 37-29, advantage into halftime.

Boise State closed to within four points twice early in the second period, the last at 42-38 with 15:42 to go, but were unable to get closer as Colorado State regrouped. The lead slowly went back out to 10 points where it remained for most of the final 15 minutes.

Next up for Boise State is the season home finale and "Pack the House" night this coming Wednesday when the UNLV Lady Rebels come to town. The Broncos will honor standout Lauren Lenhardt on what will also be Senior Night, admission is one dollar per person.  


FINAL GAME SUMMARY
Boise State vs Colorado State
03/02/13 2 p.m. MT at Fort Collins, Colo. (Moby Arena)
 
COLORADO STATE 72, BOISE STATE 60

BOISE STATE (11-16, 4-10)

Henton, Brandi 11-22 1-2 29; Lenhardt, Lauren 5-11 0-0 10; Cutri, Rosalie 3-10 2-2 8; Askew, Miquelle 2-10 1-1 5; Der, Lexie 1-6 0-0 2; Martinez, Erica 1-10 0-0 2; Reinhart, Kayla 1-5 0-0 2; Pelse, Laura 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 25-77 4-5 60.

COLORADO STATE (10-17, 6-8)

HEIMSTRA, Meghan 10-17 5-7 25; MARTIN, Sam 7-16 0-0 16; DUFFY, Caitlin 4-13 1-3 13; THOMPSON, Hayley 2-7 2-2 7; FORTE, LaDeyah 2-6 2-2 6; NICHOLS, Alicia 2-6 1-1 5; MAKEEVER, Mandy 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 27-68 11-15 72.

Boise State...................   29   31  -   60
Colorado State................   37   35  -   72

3-point goals--Boise State 6-28 (Henton, Brandi 6-12; Lenhardt, Lauren 0-1; Cutri, Rosalie 0-2; Der, Lexie 0-1; Martinez, Erica 0-9; Reinhart, Kayla 0-3), Colorado State 7-21 (DUFFY, Caitlin 4-9; MARTIN, Sam 2-4; THOMPSON, Hayley 1-4; MAKEEVER, Mandy 0-2; NICHOLS, Alicia 0-2). Fouled out--Boise State-None, Colorado State-None. Rebounds--Boise State 53 (Askew, Miquelle 12), Colorado State 43 (MARTIN, Sam 9; THOMPSON, Hayley 9; HEIMSTRA, Meghan 9). Assists--Boise State 15 (Martinez, Erica 8), Colorado State 16 (FORTE, LaDeyah 10). Total fouls--Boise State 15, Colorado State 9. Technical fouls--Boise State-None, Colorado State-None.  A-1006