Huskies Suffer 88-66 Defeat To Boise State
Dec. 7, 2007
BOISE, Idaho - The homecoming for Washington senior point guard Emily Florence didn't turn out quite the way she and her teammates might have liked as the Husky women's basketball team fell to Boise State, 88-66, at Taco Bell Arena Friday night.
Florence, a Boise native, contributed 10 points, five rebounds and four assists but it wasn't enough to lift the Huskies over the Broncos. Washington lost its second straight game and fell to 4-6, while BSU won its second-straight and improved to 5-3.
The Broncos defense wreaked havoc on the Washington offense and in turn was hot from long range, sinking 11 three-pointers - eight coming in the first-half alone. BSU forced the Huskies to commit 18 turnovers off of which they scored 21 points.
The Huskies trailed by just three points with 2:21 left in the first half before Boise State put the game away with a 23-6 run that spanned through to the 12:27 mark in the second half. At that point, BSU was up by 20 points (57-37) and never looked back.
Junior guard Michelle Augustavo led the Huskies with 14 points, while freshman guard/forward Katelan Redmon upped her double-digit scoring streak to seven games with 13 points. Redmon also added six rebounds and four assists. Sophomore center Laura McLellan led the Huskies on the boards with a career-high 10 rebounds.
Junior guard Jessica Thompson led Boise State with 21 points, five rebounds and four steals. Three of her teammates also scored in double-figures. Brittany Moore came off the bench to lead BSU with four three-pointers.
The Huskies will now take a break for finals before hosting Ohio State, Sunday, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m. The game will be televised nationally on FSN.