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Boise State cruises past SOU

BOISE, Idaho — Shalen Shaw just missed her first double-double of the season leading Boise State with 17 points and nine rebounds as the Broncos rolled past Southern Oregon 89-45 in the season opener Sunday afternoon at Taco Bell Arena.

Boise State used a 22-5 run in the first quarter to take control and never looked back in its 44-point victory over the Raiders.

“It was exciting to get everyone in and give everyone a chance to play,” said BSU head coach Gordy Presnell. “Obviously our schedule is going to pick up a bit. I really appreciate them (SOU) coming over to play us, they are a really good team and were coming in off games Friday and Saturday, so they were fatigued.”

Southern Oregon, playing in its third game in three days, countered by shooting 25.4 percent (16-for-63) from the floor, 16.7 percent (5-for-30) from the arc and 80 percent (8-for-10) from the free-throw line. No Raiders reached double-figure points, but Autumn Durand led with nine.