Brandi Henton is beginning to feel like her old self and thats great news for the Boise State womens basketball team.
Henton, the Big West freshman of the year at Long Beach State, tore ligaments in her right knee in December 2011 while at Yakima Valley Community College.
The 5-foot-9 redshirt sophomore guard has played in all 15 games this season for Boise State, but it wasnt until very recently that the knee started to feel good.
Boise State (8-7, 1-1 Mountain West) hosts Air Force (2-14, 1-2) on Saturday at Taco Bell Arena. Tipoff is at 2 p.m.
When I was rebounding and driving it wasnt stinging or having that tight feeling like it had in preseason. Thats when I felt free to do what I want to without thinking Im going to come down and snap something, said Henton, who scored 21 in the Broncos conference-opening victory against Wyoming.
Henton, who is averaging 9.6 point per game, has scored in double figures in each of the past two games, her first such streak since scoring in double figures in the first three games of the season.
We know its getting stronger when she attacks the basket. When she doesnt attack the basket and settles, we know its hurting a little bit, Boise State coach Gordy Presnell said.
Æ NOTES: Sophomore forward Amber VanDiver left the team late last month. She played in 11 games (10 starts) and averaged 6.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. ... Boise State will be without starting guard Julia Marshall against Air Force. Marshall (6.1 points per game) is recovering from a partially torn Achilles tendon.