Box Score Dec. 19, 2015
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SEATTLE, Wash. - Brooke Pahukoa went 6-of-7 from the 3-point line and scored 22 points as Boise State rolled past Seattle U 84-66 on the road Saturday afternoon. Boise State opened quick taking a 13-point lead four minutes in and never looked back as the Broncos led the entire way cruising to their sixth win of the season. The Blue and Orange is now 6-4 overall and will close the nonconference schedule on Monday at Eastern Washington.
"I am happy with the way the team played today, starting hard from the tip," said head coach Gordy Presnell. "I thought it was a good performance for the entire team as everyone contributed to this win. Brooke (Pahukoa) was on from outside which opened up the inside game for us. I was really pleased with the way Miquelle (Askew) and Marijke (Vanderschaaf) responded with their play in the post combining for 31 points, that was key for us."
The Broncos enjoyed the benefit of playing in front of a large Boise State contingent of fans do to the four local players from the Seattle area in the Pahukoa sisters (Lake Stevens), Joyce Harrell (Seattle) and Marijke Vanderschaaf (Sammamish).
Brooke Pahukoa led the team with 22 points against the Redhawks going 6-of-11 from the floor with all six makes coming from beyond the arc for a career-high in 3-pointers made. She scored 16 of her points in the first half to spark the Broncos.
Boise State stormed out of the gates racing to a 15-2 lead four minutes into the contest. The Broncos continued to push the tempo throughout the first half as they took a 12 point, 44-32, lead into halftime.
The closest the Redhawks could get in the games was six points on several occasions in the second quarter.
Up 12, the Broncos opened the third quarter on a 5-0 run and led by double-digit points throughout the final 20 minutes. Boise State took a 22-point advantage at 67-45 with 25 seconds left in the third quarter on a Harrell layup before settling for a 17-point 67-50 lead to end the period.
The fourth quarter saw Seattle U attempt a rally pulling to within 14 points, 74-60, with 4:58 remaining on a Taelor Ross jumper. But that was as close as the Redhawks would get as Boise State responded with an 8-0 run, the first five came from Ella Fotu, as the Broncos pushed their lead back into the 20s up a game-high 22 points for the second time at 82-60 with 3:12 on the clock.
Miquelle Askew recorded the first double-double of the season by a Bronco on 18 points and 12 rebounds. The senior shot 50 percent from the floor going 5-of-10, in addition to a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line.
Shalen Shaw scored all 14 of her points in the first half going 6-of-9 from the floor and 2-of-2 from beyond the arc. The sophomore forward also had four rebounds, five assists, one block and two steals in 29 minutes of action.
Marijke Vanderschaaf recorded her fifth-consecutive game in double-figure scoring with 13 to go with three rebounds and one assist in 16 minutes.
Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego scored two points but dished out eight assists to go with two steals.
On the day Boise State shot 45.9 percent (28-61) from the floor, 62.5 percent (6-10) from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent (18-23) from the free-throw line. The Broncos out rebounded the Redhawks 43 to 39, but Seattle U held a 16 to 12 advantage in offensive boards which it turned into a 15 to six edge in second chance points.
Boise State won the battle in the paint 30 to 28 and the Broncos bench outscored Seattle's 24 to 10.
SU responded by shooting 34.2 percent (25-73) from the floor, 30.4 percent (7-23) from the arc and 75 percent (9-12) from the charity stripe. Taelor Ross led the Redhawks with 22 points and six rebounds, followed by Kaylee Best with 16 points.