OGDEN - Five players scored in double figures as the Weber State men's basketball team whipped up on Western State 82-56 Monday night at the Dee Events Center in the only exhibition game of the season for the Wildcats.
Weber State never trailed in the game and led by as many as 37 points. Weber State jumped out to a quick 30-8 lead with under 10:00 to play in the first half and led 48-22 at halftime. Weber State shot 55 percent from the field in the first half and held the Mountaineers to 31 percent shooting. The lead was never less than 23 in the second half.
The Wildcats finished the day shooting 51 percent from the field and held Western State to 34 percent shooting. The 'Cats also outrebounded the Mountaineers 38-32 and finished the night 7-15 from three-point land.
"Overall I was fairly pleased with our performance, especially on defense," said WSU head coach Randy Rahe. "Our defensive intensity was one of the things we were looking for tonight. I thought we had some moments in the second half where we didn't play with as much intensity but overall I thought we made some progress."
Junior Davion Berry led the Wildcats with 15 points on 5-8 shooting. He also had three rebounds, three assists and two steals in 24 minutes of action. Junior Kyle Tresnak finished with 12 points, also on 5-8 shooting. Senior Scott Bamforth added 11 and Frank Otis had 10 points and a team-high eight rebounds. Sophomore Gelaun Wheelwright was the last Wildcat in double figures, finishing with 10. Freshman Joel Bolomoboy finished with nine points.
Weber State opens the 2012-13 season Friday night when the Wildcats host Arizona Christian at 7:00 p.m. at the Dee Events Center. WSU will hit the road for three straight games after that beginning Nov. 15 at San Jose State.