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Women’s basketball wins on senior night, Miquelle Askew has big night

Devin Ferrell Boise State Womens Basketball V. Air Force Devin Ferrell

The Broncos have had a successful season in their 2013-2014 campaign and it continued with a win over Air Force at Taco Bell Arena last Friday night.

The Broncos fought hard and pulled ahead early in the first half, ending the game with a score of 75-44.

Miquelle Askew, sophomore forward, helped lead her team to their final home victory putting up 17 points shooting 8-of-11 from the floor and getting the team high of seven rebounds.

“Obviously I couldn’t do it without my teammates,” Askew said. “It’s not like I don’t bring the ball down. Without them, I don’t think it would have been possible.”

By the end of the first half Askew had already put up 10 points, battling it out underneath the hoop for the rebounds and jump shots that helped the Broncos pull ahead early in the game.

When second half started, the Broncos were refreshed with an entirely new game plan: work the ball inside to Askew.

“From the beginning, she was 5-6 and she was getting fouled a lot, but we knew that if we just kept trying to get it into her she would make it count,” freshman guard Brittney Pahukoa said. “That was our goal coming out of halftime too.”

The cohesiveness and understanding between all the girls showed on the court.

“I have never been on a team where we play more cohesive, better together then what we do now,” Askew said. “We are all friends on and off the court. I couldn’t ask for anything better.”

The fan base for women’s basketball at Boise State has steadily been growing throughout the season and been supportive for the Broncos.

“Our crowds have been growing as the season’s being going on, and we’ve gotten better and improved. It’s always a lot more fun to play with a bigger crowd,” Askew said.

The crowd did play a big part in the game as well with the defensive cheers, the band pumping the crowd up and the wave going around the arena to help push the Broncos toward their victory.

This was the last home game for the Broncos. They will be playing in the 2014 Reese’s Mountain West Women’s Basketball Championship in Las Vegas, Nev.

The tournament starts on Monday, March 10 when the Broncos take on the Wyoming Cowgirls on Tuesday, March 11.