Pahukoa Sisters are the difference maker for BSU

Posted at 9:08 PM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 00:40:19-05

The Twin Sisters Brooke and Brittney Pahukoa have helped lead the Broncos in a win against New Mexico in the quarterfinals of the Mountain West Tournament as both of them are hungry for more.

The Pahukoa’s will be remembered as the first twin sister combo that Coach Presnell recruited. 

Brooke leads Boise State in scoring this year and sister Brittney has connected on nearly half off of her shots from long distance this season.

“Brooke was “Miss” Washington Basketball and was a very high-level recruit and she was one of the all-time greats.  They are just absolutely wonderful people.  They are great students and it’s just been a privilege to be a part of their lives for the last four years,” said, Head Coach Gordy Presnell. 

Being athletic has just been in the twins' blood, and they continue to have their Head Coach be impressed with their skills on the court.

“It’s an amazing athletic family their uncle started at free safety.  Their dad played seven years in the NFL and these two have had wonderful careers,” said Presnell. 

The Duo have fed off each other and keep their mind in check, and that’s probably why the Broncos are second in the Mountain West for scoring offense averaging.

“It’s so special when I’m overwhelmed and I’m just frantic on the court and I come over and we have a little handshake.  Brittney calms me down and keeps me focused and she is invaluable to me as any player here,” said, Senior Guard Brooke Pahukoa. 

For the two of them, they know they can’t play basketball forever but they are already looking ahead to their future.

“We are going to stay in Boise.  My sister's going to work going to work for the team and get her masters.  I’m going to find a job and hopefully go back in a year or so and get my masters in sports psychology,” said, Pahukoa.

The twin sister now gets set to face the Top-seeded Colorado State Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada in the Mountain West tournament.