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Boise State Game Balls for week of February 5th

Softball: PGF Nationals Championship (14U + 16U)-Beverly Bandits v South Dakota Renegades Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Last week was a pretty light week especially compared to the events happening this week. So it should be relatively quick, yeah?

Game Ball One:

Hanna Kantenwein (tennis)

The Broncos went 2-0 last week with a big assist by Ms. Kantenwein who won the no. 2 doubles slot (6-4 with partner Nancy Menjivar against Portland), but dropped the no. 1 singles. The Broncos are on their best start (5-1) since 2013. Kantenwein is a big reason for that. She is 11-7 in singles on the year (the best winning percentage right now for the Broncos at 61%).

Game Ball Two:

Rebekah Cervantes (softball)

The Broncos were only able to pick up one win last week while in Hawaii (though I would argue they all automatically get Ws for being in Hawaii last week). They dropped a game to Hawaii and Sacramento State. But they did pick up a win against the University of Alabama-Birmingham. Ms. Cervantes played a big role in that. She had an RBI from one hit and two runs scored. The Broncos won the game 4-2, so she literally had a hand in three of the four points for the Broncos. Seems kind of crucial.

Game Ball Three:

Brooke Pahukoa (basketball)

The Broncos needed this win away from the Taco Bell Arena. Unfortunately they are now 6-6 in conference play. Taking the regular season crown seems unlikely with Colorado State at 11-2 and six games to go. Anything can happen, though, and if something were to happen, it would definitely be through the efforts of Ms. Pahukoa. The basketballer 13 points in the win against the Falcons. \

Game Ball Four:

Chandler Hutchison (basketball)

The Broncos tried to give away their blackout game against the Air Force Falcons on Saturday. letting a double-digit lead slip away in the second half. But Boise State’s candidate for Mountain West Conference Player of the Year would not be deterred. Mr. Hutchison was able to earn his ninth double-double of the year with 11 points and 11 rebounds. With sole possession of first place (after Nevada fell to San Diego State on Sunday) the Broncos will be needing all the help they can get to retain it.

Game Ball Five:

Shani Remme (gymnastics)

Ms. Remme is kind of good at the whole gymnastics thing. As such, she put up quite the fight against no. 12 Denver. While she had the Broncos’ highest all-around score, it still was not quite good enough to take the crown. Despite the Broncos scoring their second-highest meet—ever—Denver decided to just squeak by and do just a bit better. Broncos had a great showing, but sometimes the opposition just does a little better. Anyway, Ms. Remme has been spectacular on the year, and she’s been one of the most consistent Broncos.

Game Ball Six:

Noah Horsburgh (track & field)

Mr. Noah Horsburgh won two events last Saturday at the BSU Challenge. He won the mile at 4:16.70 and the 800 meters at 1:54.14. He was one of five Broncos to win an event, and the only Bronco to win more than one. I guess he just likes to get ahead of his competition!

Your Turn

That is a wrap for this week. Anyone else deserving of a kudos?