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Wildcats return home to take on Army, Utah
Courtesy: Weber State  
Release: Thursday 11/20/2012
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The Wildcats come home this week for two more home games, one against Army and the other against in-state rival Utah.

Weber State is searching for its first win of the season after starting the season 0-3 with losses to three good teams—BYU, Boise State and 22nd-ranked Oklahoma State. With losses at BYU and at Oklahoma State, the Wildcats are looking forward to coming home for the week.

The Wildcats will host Army on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday night, at 7 p.m. at the Dee Events Center.

Army comes into the game with 3-1 record following wins over Wagner and Farleigh Dickinson on the road and Penn at home. Each win has been by a margin of five points or less. The only loss on the Black Knights’ ledger is a 59-47 loss to St. Francis (NY).

Freshman forward Aimee Oerter is the Black Knights’ leading scorer, averaging 12.8 points per game. Right behind her is sophomore Olivia Schretzman who averages 11 points per game.

Two other Black Knights average in double-digits as well. Freshman guard Kelsey Minato averages 10.3 points per game and junior guard Jen Hazlett averages 10 points per game.

The Utes will come to the Dee Events Center for a 2 p.m. tipoff on Saturday. Utah comes into the week 3-0 with a game against Northern Colorado on Tuesday night before the Utes visit Ogden.

The Utes’ leading scorer is Michelle Plouffe who averages 19 points per game. She’s also the team’s second-leading rebounder, averaging 7.7 rebounds a game. The Utes have two other players averaging double-digit points.

Junior forward Taryn Wicijowski puts up 17.7 points per game and senior guard Iwalani Rodriguez scores 15 points per game.

Wicijowski is the Utes’ leading rebounder with 9.7 boards per game.

For the Wildcats, freshman forward Kalie Matthews has led the way, averaging 12.7 points per game and coming off a stellar 18-point performance against Oklahoma State. Matthews also leads the team in rebounds with 10 per game.

The Wildcats have struggled with ball control, turning it over 81 times so far this season. They come into the week shooting 33 percent from the floor. 


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