Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Boise State Women Prevail Over 8 Seed San Jose State, 76-67

For the second straight night, Boise State played well down the stretch, and as a result, the Lady Broncos are headed to the Mountain West Conference championship game Friday night.  Boise State put away pesky San Jose State 76-67 tonight in Las Vegas, as freshman Shalen Shaw scored 10 of her career-high 20 points in the final 4:07 of the game.

San Jose State was ahead for most of the game, but Coach Gordy Presnell's team finally caught the Spartans to take a 56-54 lead with 6:14 left.  A three-pointer by Deanna Weaver followed by another trey from freshman Shaw put Boise State ahead 67-60, then Shaw came through again with baskets on Boise State's next two possessions to give the Broncos a 71-64.

San Jose State closed it to 71-67 with a three, but would get no closer than that, and Boise State iced it with free throws.

Brooke Pahukoa was another key factor in Boise State's comeback, hitting 19 points, including 7-8 from the free-throw line.  Weaver had 11 points and 6 rebounds, while Camille Redmon had 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocked shots.  Redmon extended her school record to 74 blocked shots this season.

The Broncos will meet the winner of tonight's Fresno State-New Mexico game in the championship game Friday night.