Women's Basketball

Boise State Falls 68-60 at Utah Valley

Box Score Dec. 6, 2014

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OREM, Utah (12/6/2014) - Miquelle Askew scored a team-high 18 points but it was not enough for Boise State as the Broncos fell 68-60 on the road at Utah Valley in Orem, Utah, Saturday afternoon. Boise State rallied from eight-points down in the first half to take a 32-28 lead into halftime.

Unfortunately, a slow start in the second half allowed Utah Valley to take control rolling off a 14-4 run that put the Wolverines up 42-36. Boise State never led again as Utah Valley held off the Broncos down the stretch.

Askew finished the afternoon scoring 18 points and went 8-of-9 from the free-throw line. The junior center added five rebounds to her total in 27 minutes of action.

Deanna Weaver followed with 12 points on 5-of-13 shooting with two 3-pointers. She also had five rebounds, two assists, one block and two steals. Brooke Pahukoa reached double figure points with 10 to go with one rebound and four assists.

Camille Redmon chipped in with two points and team highs for rebounds and blocks with six and five, respectively.

Boise State struggled from the floor against UVU shooting 32 percent (21-of-66), 24 percent (7-of-29) from beyond the arc and 79 percent (11-of-14) from the charity stripe.

Utah Valley countered at 39 percent (23-of-59) shooting from the floor, 70 percent (7-of-10) from the arc and 68 percent (15-of-22) from the free-throw line. UVU out rebounded the Broncos 46-to-43 and held a 21-to-12 advantage in second chance points.

The Wolverines were led by Rhaiah Spooner-knight with 19 points and eight boards, followed by Rebecca MaWhinney with 14 points and team-high nine rebounds.

Utah Valley opened on an 8-0 run in the first two minutes of the game. Down 11-3 with 15:53 on the clock, Boise State responded with its own 8-0 run to tie the score at 11 with 13:18 to go.

The Broncos took their first lead of the game when Askew was fouled on a made layup, she converted the three-point play to give Boise State a 14-13 lead at 12:03. The half remained tight with the Broncos taking a 19-16 lead on a Weaver trey from the right wing with 9:12 showing on the clock.

The Broncos held the lead the rest of the way pulling out to a period-high eight point advantage 32-24 with 1:34 remaining in the half. UVU finished the first 20 minutes on a 4-0 run to cut the Boise State lead to four, 32-28, at the break.

The second period saw the Broncos struggle with their shooting as the Wolverines took control with a 14-4 run to go up 42-36 with 13:39 to play. Boise State did not regain the lead again.

Boise State did attempt to rally and tied it once at 44 all with 11:29 to go. However, UVU responded with a 12-3 run to regain the momentum up 56-47 with seven minutes to play. The closest the Broncos got after that was four points at 56-52 with 6:03 left and 64-60 at the 1:28 mark.

Next up for the Broncos is the College of Idaho on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena, the first contest of a four game homestand.

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