Aggie Women Beat Broncos, 84-69, In Boise Saturday For Fourth-Straight WAC Win

BOISE, Idaho – Utah State women’s basketball tallied its fourth-straight WAC win with four Aggies in double-figures and a season-high 84 points to take down Boise State, 84-69, at Taco Bell Arena Saturday. The Aggies improve to 12-10 on the season and 6-3 in Western Athletics Conference action with their fourth-straight win, while Boise State falls to 11-12 and 2-7 in WAC play. It is the first time since the 2004-05 season that USU has been three games over .500 in WAC action. The fourth-straight WAC win for the Aggies is their longest-conference winning streak since the 1975-76 season when USU finished 10-3 in Intermountain Athletic Conference action. Christensen led all scorers with 25 points in addition to four boards and three helpers. It was Christensen’s third 20-plus game of the season. Senior Alice Coddington nabbed a season-high 17 points, one point away from her career-high 18 points. The senior also had seven helpers and four rebounds. Fellow senior Amber White added 11 points along side four rebounds. Junior Maddy Plunket was the fourth Aggie knock down double digits adding 10 points. Utah State took a few possessions to settle into the game but when they found rhythm they were unstoppable. USU went on a 12-2 run at the nine minute mark and kept the Broncos away by a minimum of six points. Christensen had double digits at the half nabbing 11 points and two rebounds. In the first 20 minutes USU shot 48 percent (17-of-35) from the field, hitting 4-of-10 (40 percent) from three-point range. The Aggies sunk 3-of-6 (50 percent) at the charity stripe. The Broncos were 42.9 percent (12-of-28) in field goal shooting, sinking only 1-of-11 (11.1 percent) from behind the arc, while making 7-of-11 (63.6 percent) at the free-throw line. The Broncos returned from the locker room to sink two buckets on their first two possessions, but the Aggies returned with fire. USU Climbed up the scoreboard and were able to eventually extend the lead by 20 points. The Aggies are now 11-0 when shooting better from behind the arc as they nabbed 7-of-19 (36.8 percent) while the Broncos only hit 3-of-19 (15.8 percent) from three point range. For the game, Utah State shot 50.8 percent (32-of-63) from the field and added 13-of-18 (36.8 percent) from the charity stripe. Boise State shot 46.4 percent (26-of-56) from the field and 14-of-24 (58.3 percent) from the free-throw line. The Aggies return home after a two-game road trip to will host Idaho Thursday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. (MT). To purchase tickets, or for more Aggie basketball ticket information, fans can contact the USU Ticket Office at 1-888-USTATE-1 or 435-797-0305, in person at the USU Ticket Office inside the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, or on-line 24 hours a day at www.utahstateaggies.com under the “tickets” drop down menu. Fans can follow USU women’s basketball and Coach Pebley on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UTAHSTATEofmind and Utah State Athletics at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics. -USU-

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