Bull­dogs push past slow start to get win at Boise State

The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Front Page - BY BRYANT-JON AN­TE­OLA bjan­te­[email protected]­nobee.com

In a show­down of Moun­tain West women’s bas­ket­ball un­beat­ens, Boise State took con­trol in the sec­ond half and beat Fresno State 72-60 Satur­day at the Save Mart Cen­ter.

Candice White and Maddi Utti each scored eight in the first quar­ter as the Bull­dogs stayed within 22-18.

But the Bron­cos outscored Fresno State 21-8 in the sec­ond quar­ter. The Bull­dogs had five turnovers in the quar­ter.

Boise State, which has won two straight and three of the last four Moun­tain West tour­na­ments, im­proved to 14-2 over­all, 5-0 in con­fer­ence. Fresno State is 11-5, 4-1.

The Bron­cos outscored the Bull­dogs 16-0 off the bench in­clud­ing four points by Tess Amund­sen, a sopho­more out of Clo­vis West High. Amund­sen also had two as­sists. For the sea­son she has ap­peared in 10 games and is av­er­ag­ing just over four points.

White fin­ished with 22 points, Utti 16, and Ally Gamez and Kristina Cavey 10 apiece. The Bull­dogs shot just 20 of 51 from the field in­clud­ing 6 of 16 on 3-point­ers.

ERIC PAUL ZAMORA [email protected]­nobee.com

Fresno State’s Candice White looks for a shot against Boise State’s Ellie Wo­erner. White scored 22 points in the 72-60 loss.

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