Dec. 3, 2006
BOISE, Idaho - The University of San Diego women's basketball team saw their undefeated season come to an end Sunday afternoon with a 47-29 loss to Boise State University in a non-conference game at the Taco Bell Arena.
With the loss, the Toreros fall to 6-1 overall and saw their six-game winning streak come to an end. With the win, the Broncos improve to 4-3 overall.
The Toreros were held to a season-low 18 percent shooting from the floor and for the first time this season, not one player was in double figures. Sabine Loewe and Morgan Henderson led the team in scoring with eight points a piece and Amanda Rego pulled down a team-best nine rebounds.
Boise State jumped out to an early 4-1 lead and then Kelly Winther hit a three-pointer to spark a 10-0 USD run to give the Toreros the early momentum at 11-4. But USD's shooting slump began as the Toreros only hit one field goal for the remaining 7:45 in the period. Boise State outscored USD 15-3 for the remainder of the half to take a 21-14 lead going into the break.
USD ended their eight-minute field goal drought when Sabine Loewe hit a lay-up shortly into the second period. However San Diego didn't fare much better in the second half as they went 5-for-23 from the floor, compared to that of Boise State, who went 11-for-30 from the floor and outscored San Diego 26-15 for the half to claim the 18 point win.
Michelle Hessing, who had a game-high 10 points and also pulled down eight rebounds, led Boise State offensively. San Diego's defense did hold the Broncos to 35 percent shooting from the floor.
The Toreros will look to return to their winning ways as they return to the friendly confines of the Jenny Craig Pavilion on Wednesday when they host Long Beach State in a non-conference game at 7 p.m.