Idaho colleges: Boise State women drop MW contest at Fresno State

STATESMAN STAFFJanuary 5, 2014 

FRESNO, Calif. — The Broncos’ basketball team lost to Fresno State 72-63 in the Mountain West opener Saturday at the Save Mart Center. Deanna Weaver led the Broncos (5-7, 0-1) with 22 points. Fresno State (8-5, 2-0) went on a 10-0 run late in the game to seal the victory. Weaver also had four rebounds, two assists and three steals in 34 minutes.

BSU SWIMMING AND DIVING: The Broncos earned two wins Saturday, beating UC San Diego 238-61 and Grand Canyon 232.50-60.50. They lost to Mountain West foe San Diego State 155-144.

NORTHWEST NAZARENE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Point guard Taylor Simmons (Middleton High) matched her career high with 24 points, leading the No. 17 Crusaders past Alaska Fairbanks 88-72 in Nampa. Chelsie Luke (Meridian High) added 17 points for the Crusaders (10-2, 3-1 GNAC).

NNU MEN’S BASKETBALL: Great Northwest Athletic Conference leading scorer Mark McLaughlin had 34 points and 10 rebounds to lead Central Washington over the Crusaders 80-71. Mario Donaldson led NNU (3-8, 1-2) with 20 points.

COLLEGE OF IDAHO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Dayna Drager (Coeur d’Alene High) scored 27 of her career-high 36 points in the second half to lead the Coyotes (7-7, 4-2 Cascade) over Concordia 95-74 in Portland. Drager, a senior, is the fourth player in school history to score at least 36 points in a game.

C OF I MEN’S BASKETBALL: Concordia went on a late 8-0 run and ended the Coyotes’ four-game winning streak with a 95-89 victory in Portland. The C of I (13-5, 4-2 Cascade) was led by Taylor Pruett with 23 points and eight rebounds.

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