This Saturday the Boise State women’s basketball team (10-10, 2-3 in Mountain West) was looking to carry momentum from their last Mountain West division win into their game
Unfortunately for the Broncos, the UNLV Lady Rebels were too much the to handle, as they lost 75-61.
It was a battle the whole way through for the Broncos. Often times having to comeback from a large deficit, the Broncos were down by 19 points at one point in the game.
The Broncos’ attempt at a comeback was led by senior forward Lauren Lenhardt who scored 21 points and 11 rebounds, gaining her sixth double-double of the year. It was also the fifth game of the year in which Lenhardt gained over 20-points.
Lenhardt is having an all-star year for the Broncos. Not only is she the Broncos’ scoring leader, but she’s also fourth in the Mountain West with an average of 17.3 points per game.
Lenhardt wasn’t the only one helping to attempt the comeback, as sophomore guard Brandi Henton added 16 points of her own and junior guard Erica Martinez added 9 points.
While the Broncos were scoring, they weren’t doing it effectively, shooting just 31.9 percent from the field. Against a tough opponent like UNLV, the few mistakes you make as a team will be highlighted and often times exposed by a team like
The Broncos also had to worry about slowing down the attack of UNLV senior guard Kelli Thompson. Thompson leads the Mountain West in scoring with an average of 18.6 points per game. Thompson would end up scoring 33 points for the Rebels while adding 10 rebounds.
Boise State would end up losing 75-61, lowering their record to 10-10 on the year and 2-3 in the Mountain West division.
The women were coming off of a 57-56 home loss on Wednesday against Colorado State. Currently, the women sit at No. 6 in the conference and the schedule does not seem favorable for them, with games against San Diego State and Wyoming back-to-back.
The Broncos’ next game is this Wednesday night at home as they take on San Diego; the leaders of the conference with an overall 6-1 record in the Mountain West.