DALLAS (SMU) - SMU freshman guard Katy Cobb's 21 points lifted the SMU women's basketball team to a 59-53 victory over visiting Boise State Thursday evening at Moody Coliseum on the campus of SMU. With the win, SMU sweeps the season series with the Broncos and improve to 18-7 overall (9-6 WAC). Boise State falls to 9-16 overall (4-12 WAC).
Neither team could find its shooting range during the course of the game. In the first half, the lead see-sawed between the two teams - a lead that did not exceed six points (SMU 23, BSU 17 with 3:32 remaining in the first half). The Broncos' swarming defense made SMU work hard during each offensive possession and blocked out Mustang players on the boards. But after 20 minutes of play, the game was knotted at 25-25.
In the second half, SMU still fought for every shot, but a few more than the first half found the bottom of the net. The Mustangs capitalized on 14 Bronco second-half turnovers, scoring 15 points off those miscues. SMU eventually extended its lead to as many as eight points (54-46) with 2:48 remaining. Boise State did not give up, hitting a three-point basket by Cassidy Blaine one minute later. Missed Mustang free throws kept the door open for the Broncos, but SMU held on for the hard-fought win.
The game's top scorer was SMU's Katy Cobb with 21 points, going 9-of-12 from the field. Junior forward Sarah Davis just missed a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds, but she did tie her career-high mark with four blocked shots. Top scorer for Boise State was Tasha Harris with 12 points.
SMU closes out the home portion of the regular season with a Saturday matinee against UTEP (11-15, 6-10 WAC). The Mustang seniors will be honored prior to the 2:00 p.m. tip-off. The game will be broadcast live on KFCD-Radio (990 AM).