Broncos roll past Wyoming, 72-59

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Brittney Pahukoa of the Boise State women’s basketball team attempts to retain control of the ball against the Wyoming defense. Devin Ferrell/The Arbiter

Despite the tough overtime loss to Fresno State on Wednesday night and the loss of star Lexie Der for the season, the Broncos claimed a huge conference win as they rolled over Wyoming 72-59 on Saturday, March 1.

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“It felt good to beat them,” head coach Gordy Presnell said. “They were going for the 20th win and were tied with us, and our kids responded to so much adversity this week and I couldn’t be more proud of them.”

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Tonishia Childress of the Boise State women’s basketball team performs a lay up against Wyoming. Devin Ferrell/The Arbiter

The Broncos controlled the game from start to finish. Boise State jumped out to an early lead and never relented. By the half the Broncos were already up by 18 and saw their lead get bigger in the second half with Boise State being up by 24 at one point. Wyoming made a push late in the game but in the end it was too much—they never got back within single digits.

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Deanna Weaver of the Boise State women’s basketball team eyes the Wyoming basket. Devin Ferrell/The Arbiter

Boise State was led by junior Deanna Weaver and sophomore Kayla Reinhart, who each scored 13 points each for the Broncos. The Broncos also had outstanding bench play from freshmen Kenna McDavis and Brooke Pahukoa. McDavis was the third Bronco to get into double digits on the day with 11, and Pahukoa added eight points in the winning effort.

The Broncos have two more games to close the season out with games at Nevada and then the home finale against Air Force.

“Every game counts with seeding and everything,” Weaver said. “We just want to finish out strong and finish out with wins.”

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Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego of the Boise State women’s basketball team looks for an opening against Wyoming. Devin Ferrell/The Arbiter

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Deanna Weaver of the Boise State women’s basketball team looks for an opening against Wyoming on Saturday March 1 at Taco Bell Arena. Devin Ferrell/The Arbiter

 

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