Men’s and women’s basketball drop home games

Devin Ferrell

Devin Ferrell

The Boise State men’s and women’s basketball teams took to Taco Bell Arena on Saturday afternoon for a doubleheader matchup.

The women lost a close one to the University of San Francisco, 76-70 in the opening game. Boise State led by as many as 12 points in the second half, but were unable to hold off a late charge from the Dons, as the Broncos fell to 4-5 on the season.

Sophomore forward Miquelle Askew led the Broncos with 13 points, while freshman guard Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego poured in 12 points of her own, along with a career-high of seven assists.

Devin Ferrell

Devin Ferrell

In the second matchup of the day, the men’s team fell to the Saint Mary’s Gaels, 82-74, as the Broncos dropped their second game this season.

It was also their second consecutive loss following a road loss at Kentucky earlier in the week.

The Broncos trailed by as much as 16 in the first half, before cutting the lead to 46-44 at the half.

Devin Ferrell

Devin Ferrell

Saint Mary’s proved to be too much for the Broncos however, as the Gaels went 12-of-23 from beyond the arc, while holding Boise State’s leading scorer, junior guard Anthony Drmic, to just six points.

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Steen has been all about sports since he could walk. Currently, he’s an avid golfer. Steen is currently the assistant sports editor for The Arbiter, and has been a sports writer since fall 2012. Steen is majoring in communication with an emphasis in media studies to work in public relations. He will graduate in December 2014. Steen feels Boise State sports have done wonders for putting Boise on the map. Steen is also a Twitter addict, so follow him on Twitter @michaelsteen2.