LARAMIE, Wyo. The Broncos battled back from a five-point deficit late in the game, but couldnt hold on in a 55-48 loss to the Cowboys on Saturday. BSU (6-8, 1-2 MW) was leading 47-46 with 3:35 remaining when Wyoming went on a 9-1 run that included a 7-for-7 performance at the free-throw line. Miquelle Askew and Yaiza Rodriguez Ortego each scored a game-high 12 points to lead the Broncos. Askew has recorded double-figure scoring in 13 of 14 games this year. Lexie Der also had a big game with her second double-double of the season with 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds.
BSU GYMNASTICS: The No. 23-ranked Broncos set a school record for the second-straight year, earning the programs best season-opening score of 195.850 at the Utah Deseret First Duel in Salt Lake City. BSU placed second in the four-team meet behind No. 6 Utah (196.650).
IDAHO WOMENS BASKETBALL: Ali Forde nearly recorded a triple-double in leading the Vandals to a 79-51 victory over New Mexico State in Moscow. In 23 minutes of action, Forde had a season-high 16 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high and Cowan Spectrum-record seven blocks for the third double-double of her career. Idaho (11-7, 4-0 WAC) opened the game on a 17-0 run.
IDAHO STATE WOMENS BASKETBALL: Northern Colorado defeated the Bengals 62-55 in Pocatello. Lindsey Reed led ISU (3-10, 1-3 Big Sky) with 16 points and a team-high nine rebounds.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE WOMENS BASKETBALL: The 18th-ranked Crusaders lost 81-68 to Western Washington in Bellingham, Wash. Chelsie Luke led NNU (10-4 overall, 3-3 GNAC) with a game-high 20 points.
NNU MENS BASKETBALL: The Crusaders rallied to beat St. Martins 80-76 in Nampa. Kevin Rima scored 22 points to lead NNU (5-8, 3-2 GNAC).
COLLEGE OF IDAHO SWIMMING: Pacific swept the Coyotes in Caldwell with a 113-112 mens victory and a 138-123 win for the women.