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Boise State Game Balls for week of January 29th

NCAA Basketball: Utah State at Boise State Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Busy week for Bronco Athletics. Let’s get to it.

Game Ball One:

Austin Dewey (wrestling)

The Redshirt Senior from nearby Centennial High School has been a bright spot in an otherwise rough year for the Broncos. Last week Mr. Dewey was the only wrestler to get wins against Wyoming (decision against Kyle Pope 3-2) and Oregon State (major decision against Bob Coleman 17-7). As a team, the Broncos did take the Ls (the team is now 1-8 overall) but they seem to be on the right path Dewey is going to be done after this year, but good to see him succeeding

Game Ball Two:

Brian Humphreys (golf)

The true Freshman for the Broncos nabbed a third place at the Folino Invitational with a +1, 217 for the tournament. Mr. Humphreys has been on an impressive tear in his first year with Boise State. He’s finished with three top 3 finishes. Impressive outings for the Bronco.

Game Ball Three:

Paris Austin (basketball)

This one was kind of a no-brainer. Mr. Austin came off the bench the last two games (wins against Colorado State and Utah State) to get the offense rolling and creating a bit of a “change of pace” for the Broncos. Austin mentioned in last Saturday’s press conference that when he comes in, starters for the other team are already tired. He provides an added spark. And it has been working.

Game Ball Four:

Riley Lupfer (basketball)

The Broncos have also had a bit of a rough week. They took some losses to conference-leading Colorado State at home and lost, in Logan, on a buzzer-beater. But there were still some solid performances. Ms. Lupfer scored 25 points over the course of the two games, the most for a Bronco in that span. The freshman looks to stay on an upward trajectory, so hopefully that translates to more wins.

Game Ball Five:

Shani Remme (gymnastics)

Bronco gymnastics is kind of good. As a reminder, they achieved their highest ranking ever this past week. So it is not a wonder that perennial award-winners are showing up big for the Broncos. This is where Ms. Remme comes in. She took the all-around with a score of 39.450 and tied for the win on the floor with 9.85 against Souther Utah. Ms. Remme has been putting up solid scores all year, and it is no wonder she’s still on that roll.

Game Ball Six:

Nancy Menjivar (tennis)

The Broncos fell to Colorado early in the week, but rebounded with a solid win against Seattle. Ms. Menjivar won both her doubles match (6-3) and her singles match (6-0, 6-1). The Bronco Junior has been playing solid tennis and making sure she’s nabbing those wins is a plus.

Your Turn

Ok. Who else had a good week? Let me know.