There was not enough clock left for the Boise State women’s basketball team to complete a late game comeback against Washington State.
Boise State trailed 46-31 entering the fourth quarter but was able to mount a comeback to make it a five point game with 1:16 remaining on the clock following a jumper from freshman forward Jordan Tully.
A pair of free throws by Washington State’s Mariah Cooks put the Cougars up by seven and sealed the 57-52 win for Washington State at Taco Bell Arena.
Vanderschaaf led the Broncos with 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and was 5-of-8 from the free throw line. The Sammamish, Wash., native added five rebounds on a career high 18 minutes.
Five true or redshirt freshmen saw action for the Broncos Thursday night, tallying 93 minutes, led by Fotu’s 30 minutes – also a career high.
Freshman forward Joyce Harrell added 15 minutes and was pivotal in Boise State’s final comeback attempt. Harrell finished the game with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting and six rebounds.
With the loss, Boise State drops to 3-3 on the seasons. The Broncos return to action with a road contest against Portland on Dec. 6. The Pilots are 2-6 on the season with losses to Pac-12 opponents Oregon State and Washington.