2017 Alumni Classic
Senglin, Harding lead 'Cats to win over Bengals
Courtesy: Paul Grua - Weber State Athletic Communications  
Release: Tuesday 01/27/2017
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Jerrick Harding had a career-high 22 points in Friday's win over Idaho State.
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Jerrick Harding had a career-high 22 points in Friday's win over Idaho State.

OGDEN - Jeremy Senglin scored 24 points and freshman Jerrick Harding added a career-high 22 points as Weber State rolled to a 96-74 win over Idaho State Friday night at the Dee Events Center.

The Wildcats beat the Bengals for the second time in three days as WSU knocked down 13 3-pointers and outrebounded ISU 40-32. The win moves Weber State to 12-7 overall and 7-1 in Big Sky play, still first in the league standings.

WSU led 45-36 at halftime but Idaho State started the second half on a 7-0 run to cut the lead to two points. With Weber State leading 48-45, the ‘Cats went on a 17-3 run over the next five minutes to break the game open. The ‘Cats led by as many as 24 points late in the game.

“I was really proud of our effort tonight,” said WSU head coach Randy Rahe. “We’ve been on the road for so long and they’ve been a little tired but I thought they played with great energy and effort tonight.”

Weber State shot 54 percent from the field and held ISU to 38 percent shooting. The ‘Cats were 13-of-23 from 3-point range and shot 23-of-26 from the free throw line. WSU also had 18 assists and just 10 turnovers, and added six blocked shots.

Senglin had 24 points with four 3-pointers. He also added six rebounds and five assists and was a perfect 8-of-8 from the free throw line.

Harding stole the show in the second half on way to his career-high 22 points with 19 points coming in the second half. He finished the game 8-of-10 shooting and was 3-of-4 from 3-point land.

Senior Kyndahl Hill added 12 points with five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals. He also became the 12th player in Weber State history to pass 600 career rebounds.

Ryan Richardson added eight points and Zach Braxton had eight points and seven rebonds. Freshman Jordan Dallas had a career-high nine rebonds in just eight minutes of action.

Idaho State fell to 3-17 overall and 1-7 in conference play. The Bengals were led in scoring by senior Ethan Telfair who had 21 points and five assists.

Weber State has won 10 of its last 11 games, with six of those 11 games on the road. The Wildcats will be back home next week for two more games hosting Southern Utah Thursday and Northern Arizona Saturday.

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