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Game Recap: Women's Basketball | 2/6/2023 10:44:00 PM | Jonathan Match, ISU Media Relations

Bengals Fall to NAU

POCATELLO, Idaho – The Idaho State Bengals battled for four quarters with Northern Arizona Monday night before falling 64-54.

Callie Bourne led both teams with 24 points, just two shy of her career best.

After taking an early lead, the Bengals battled back in the first half with Callie Bourne scoring 11 points and Carsyn Boswell putting up eight points.

With 11 seconds left in the half, Bridee Burks hit a pair of free throws to cut the NAU lead to one and the two teams went into the locker room down 30-29.

The third saw the two teams continue the back and forth battle. NAU was able to extend its lead to nine with 4:43 to play, but the Bengals didn't give up. After chipping away, Callie Bourne hit a step back three-pointer with two seconds left in the period to cut the lead to 43-39 at the end of three.

NAU was able to extend its lead in the fourth and despite the Bengals' efforts they couldn't close the 10-point gap, ending the game with the 64-54 NAU victory.

Callie Bourne led both teams with 24 points on seven-of-18 shooting from the floor. Bourne excelled at the charity stripe, making nine-of-12.

Carsyn Boswell followed with 15 points including three-of-five from three and seven-of-eight from the free throw line.

Next up, the Bengals head north to take on Montana and Montana State Feb. 9 and 11.