The weather forecast Saturday afternoon didn’t call for any precipitation in Boise but the Broncos were able to make it rain inside Taco Bell Arena.
As a team the Broncos were 12-28 from long range for the game. They were able to come out on top 79-49 in a battle for second place in the MW against the UNLV Rebels.
Both teams came into the game with a conference record of 6-2. The Broncos had an overall record of 11-8 and the Rebels 9-11. The Broncos had a bit of a scare early on at the 14:57 mark.
Deanna Weaver rolled her ankle after converting on a 3-point shot from the wing and drew a foul. She was able to convert the rare four point opportunity.
“I think she is tough,” freshman guard Kenna McDavis said. “Worse comes to worse maybe she would’ve been out for a game but she’s tough.”
Freshman guard Yaiza Rodriguez continues to lead the MWC in 3-point field goal percentage. The Broncos ability to stretch the floor with multiple players is something that is going to be difficult to defend when converting at a high rate.
McDavis was able to add a 3-pointer that put the Broncos up 19-7 midway through the first half.
“I don’t want to be on the other team when they’re trying to scout us,” McDavis said. “If Deanna (Weaver) doesn’t show up, Miquelle (Askew) will show up. There’s always somebody who is going to show up.
Sophomore guard Kayla Reinhart continued her hot shooting from beyond the arc.
She knocked down her first two attempts, extending her streak to seven straight 3-pointers made at home, before missing on her third attempt of the night.
Over the Broncos six game winning streak they have averaged at least 10 three’s a game.
“I have just been feeling it and letting it go, “ Reinhart said. “If you’re a confident shooter, every time you let it go you think it’s going in.”
The Broncos went into the locker room leading 42-19.
It didn’t take long for them to pick up right where they left off in the second half. The Broncos were able to finish the game shooting 48.4 percent from the field while limiting their turnovers to just 14. The Broncos defense was in the face of the Rebels from the beginning and didn’t let up their relenting pressure throughout the game.
The Broncos are riding a wave of momentum having won six games in a row, in Mountain West play and will look to continue their winning streak when they face off against San Diego State on the road on Wednesday, Feb. 5th.