March 10, 2012 in Sports

Idaho women lose in WAC tourney semifinals


Conference tourney


At Las Vegas

Friday’s results

Fresno St. 80, Idaho 55

La. Tech 73, Utah St. 69

Today’s championship

Fresno St. (27-5) vs. Louisiana Tech (17-14),

3 p.m. PST

Champion earns automatic berth to NCAA tournament

The University of Idaho hit just 3 off 22 field-goal attempts in scoring only 14 points in the first half and couldn’t recover, falling 80-55 to top-seeded Fresno State on Friday in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament at Las Vegas.

The Vandals trailed 33-14 after their 13.6 percent shooting performance in the first half. They finished 16 of 52 for the game (30.8 percent).

Alyssa Charlston led the fourth-seeded Vandals (12-20) with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bulldogs (26-5) had four players score in double figures led by Ki-Ki Moore with 19.

Louisiana Tech 73, Utah State 69: Whitney Jones hit two clutch free throws with 9 seconds to play to lift the Lady Techsters (17-14) to a semifinal win over the Aggies (21-9).

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