Brooke Pahukoa scored 20 points to lead Boise State to a 75-56 basketball victory over UNLV on Wednesday night at Taco Bell Arena.
Pahukoa was one of four Broncos in double digits. The Broncos (13-6, 6-2 Mountain West) never trailed in the game and outscored the Lady Rebels (11-8, 4-4) 25-15 in the third quarter. Boise State will try to extend its five-game winning streak Saturday at New Mexico.
Vandals’ Sanders out 3-7 weeks with injury
MOSCOW Last week, the Idaho men’s basketball team was celebrating its victory over Montana. This week, the Vandals learned that Victor Sanders’ injury, a hand fracture, will sideline the sophomore guard three to seven weeks, meaning they’ll be without their top two scorers Thursday night.
Sanders and backcourt partner Perrion Callandret, who shed his rehab boot Sunday, have provided 43 percent of the Vandals’ scoring this season.
Idaho (12-8, 4-3 Big Sky) will be forced to make significant adjustments against Sacramento State (8-9, 1-5) on Thursday and against Portland State (7-10, 3-3) on Saturday.
Petrino’s son to sign with Idaho football
MOSCOW Pullman High quarterback Mason Petrino will sign his letter of intent Wednesday to play for the Vandals and his father, head coach Paul Petrino.
Mason Petrino threw for 1,992 yards, 18 touchdowns and four interceptions last season as a senior. He completed 135-of-229 pass attempts for an average of 14.8 yards per completion. He also rushed for 203 yards and played defensive back.
Petrino recorded 23 tackles and one interception, which he returned for a touchdown.