LAS VEGAS - Even if her Boise State Broncos dug themselves too much of a hole, senior Lauren Lenhardt made sure her final game was memorable.
Lenhardt, the Broncos' lone senior, had seven blocked shots Thursday against Fresno State in the Mountain West Tournament, tied for second-most in a game in Boise State history. All came in the second half.
However, the Broncos could not overcome a brutal start, and ended their season with a 72-55 loss.
"Their guards are fast," Lenhardt said. "They were penetrating. That was kind of my job, to sit back there, and 'no layups,' is what Coach said, so no layups they got."
Boise State (11-19) struggled against Fresno State's press and turned the ball over a tournament-record 29 times. The Bulldogs (22-8) outscored the Broncos 26-4 on points off turnovers.
"We worked so hard on that dang press," Boise State coach Gordy Presnell said. "How we could not get through that, it's disappointing. My hat goes off to Fresno State. They did a good job. They attacked us at our weak point. We turned it over 29 times. You're not going to win any game turning it over 29 times."
The Broncos trailed 27-4 with 7 minutes, 17 seconds left until halftime, missing 13 of their first 14 shots and committing 13 turnovers.
"You can't win any big games starting in a hole like that," Boise State guard Brandi Henton said. "We did a good job fighting and trying to come back."
Lenhardt had 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals to go with her blocks. She finished her career No. 6 in BSU history in points (1,370), 10th in rebounds (632) and third in blocks (114).
Presnell said Lenhardt tweaked her knee Wednesday, but she said, "If it blows out, I'm still playing."
"It's been a good four years," Lenhardt said. "I've loved every minute of it. It definitely stung a little bit walking off that court."
Boise State, which had two starters miss the season with injuries, two miss at least the final eight regular-season games, and another starter leave the team, is confident 2013-14 will be a vast improvement.
"We may be the only team in the country that has eight starters coming back," Presnell said.