Jan. 12, 2006
BOISE, Idaho - Ali Marchant's 11 rebounds proved to be the lone bright spot as Utah State women's basketball took a 70-38 shellacking at Boise State Thursday night.
The Aggies dropped their seventh straight in falling to 1-12 overall and 0-3 in the WAC. Boise State improved to 9-6 and 1-2.
The Broncos opened the game on a 40-10 run and cruised to a 44-16 halftime lead as they shot 44.1 percent from the field, including 8-for-16 from beyond the arc. USU shot just 25 percent from the floor in amassing its lowest point total in a half this season.
Boise pushed its lead to as many as 39 (61-22) in the second half as it out-rebounded USU 54-29 in the contest.
No Aggie scored in double-figures, but Jessica Freeman and Taylor Richards each scored nine to lead the way. Marchant led all players with her 11 boards, but shot just 2-of-11 from the field to finish with five points.
Nadia Begay led BSU with 19 points, while Jackie Lee chipped-in 11 to go along with nine rebounds.
As a team, USU shot 26.5 percent for the game and dished-out just three assists on its 13 field goals. The Broncos finished with a 38.1 percent clip and dished out 13 assists and grabbed 19 offensive boards.
The Aggies continue to look for their first road win of the season as they travel to Idaho on Saturday. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. (MST)
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