Boise, Idaho - Taylor Turney scored a career-high 15 points and Myzhanique Ladd pulled down 10 rebounds, but a six-plus minute scoreless drought to finish the first quarter and start the second quarter spelled the difference in the San Jose State women's basketball team's 86-64 defeat at the hands of Boise State on Saturday afternoon.
In a career-best 21 minutes of action, Turney, a freshman from Henderson, Nev., went 4-of-7 from the floor, knocked down all seven of her free throw attempts and dished out three assists.
The Broncos jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead, but a layup from Jasmine Smith and nine straight points from Dezz Ramos put the Spartans up 11-9. A Turney three-point play with 3:51 to go in the quarter made it 14-12 Spartans, but then the lid slammed shut on the SJSU basket.
The Spartans (6-13, 3-4 MW) missed their next seven shots to close the quarter and their first five of the second quarter. It wasn't until Turney knocked down a pair of free throws with 7:35 to go before halftime that the drought ended, but by then Boise State led 30-16. The Broncos went on to out score San Jose State 25-10 in the period and led 49-24 at the half.
In the first 20 minutes SJSU shot 24 percent (9-of-37), including just 1-of-11 from beyond the three-point line. Boise State had no such trouble. They drained nine three-pointers and shot 44 percent (18-of-41).
In the second half the teams played relatively evenly. Boise State (14-4, 4-3 MW) pushed its lead to a game-high 31 points with 3:45 to go in the third, but shooting 56 percent in the quarter the Spartans kept battling. They cut the advantage to 26 points by the start of the fourth quarter, before narrowing the lead to 22 at the final buzzer.
Ladd scored six points, all in the third period, to go along with the fifth double-figure rebounding game of her career. Ramos, who started the game hitting three of her first four shots, never knocked down another and finished with nine points and five assists. Rachol West had four steals and eight points. Paris Baird and Hallie Gennett had seven points each.
For the Broncos, Brooke Pahukoa led all scorers with 23 points, Riley Lupfer and Jordan Woodvine had 13 and 11 points, respectively. Marta Hermida pulled down 10 of her team's 50 rebounds.
San Jose State returns to The Event Center on Wednesday, January 25 to host Colorado State. The Spartans and Rams tip off at 7:00 p.m.
San Jose State vs Boise State
1-21-17 2:05 pm at Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
At Boise, Idaho (Taco Bell Arena)
BOISE STATE 86, SAN JOSE STATE 64
SAN JOSE STATE (6-13, 3-4 MW)
BOISE STATE (14-4, 4-3 MW)
PAHUKOA, Brooke 8-14 2-2 23; LUPFER, Riley 4-7 1-2 13; WOODVINE, Jordan 4-7
1-2 11; RODRIGUEZ, Yaiza 3-8 1-1 8; SHAW, Shalen 4-14 0-0 8; HODGINS,
Braydey 1-6 4-4 6; VANDERSCHAAF, Marijk 2-4 1-2 5; HERMIDA, Marta 2-8 0-0 5;
HARRELL, Joyce 2-4 0-0 4; PAHUKOA, Brittney 1-3 0-0 3; WHEELER, Brooke 0-0
0-0 0; EDRINGER, Leonie 0-0 0-0 0; TOTH, Emerald 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-75
San Jose State................ 14 10 24 16 - 64
Boise State................... 24 25 25 12 - 86
0-1; Ladd, Myzhanique 0-1), Boise State 14-31 (PAHUKOA, Brooke 5-9; LUPFER,
Riley 4-7; WOODVINE, Jordan 2-3; HERMIDA, Marta 1-3; PAHUKOA, Brittney 1-3;
RODRIGUEZ, Yaiza 1-4; SHAW, Shalen 0-2). Fouled out--San Jose State-None,
Boise State-None. Rebounds--San Jose State 43 (Ladd, Myzhanique 10), Boise
State 50 (HERMIDA, Marta 10). Assists--San Jose State 12 (Ramos, Dezz 5),
Boise State 19 (SHAW, Shalen 5; RODRIGUEZ, Yaiza 5). Total fouls--San Jose
State 12, Boise State 13. Technical fouls--San Jose State-None, Boise