Wildcats roll to 89-56 win over Utah Valley
Courtesy: Weber State  
Release: Tuesday 12/05/2012
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Kyle Tresnak finished with 20 points and nine rebounds in Wednesday's victory.
Courtesy: Robert Casey
Kyle Tresnak finished with 20 points and nine rebounds in Wednesday's victory.

OGDEN - Four players scored in double figures and Weber State rolled to an 89-56 win over Utah Valley Wednesday night at the Dee Events Center. 

Utah Valley jumped out to an early 11-8 lead but the Wildcats responded with a 15-0 run over the next five minutes and never looked back.  The Wolverines were never closer than seven points the rest of the way. 

WSU led 43-32 at halftime and held Utah Valley to just 26 percent shooting in the second half.  Weber State led by as many as 53 in the second half. The 'Cats finished the night shooting 54 percent from the field compared to 39 percent for the Wolverines. 

Weber State outrebounded Utah Valley 36-29, had 17 assists and a season-low of seven turnovers.  The Wolverines finished with 14 turnovers on the night.  Weber State also shot 15-16 from the free throw line. 

"It was a really nice team effort tonight and we really came out strong in the second half," said WSU head coach Randy Rahe.  "We played much better defensively in the second half and rebounded the ball very well. 

Junior Kyle Tresnak finished the night with season-highs of 20 points and nine rebounds, just his second career game with 20 points.  He finished the night 8-10 shooting from the field and had three blocks on the night. 

Senior Scott Bamforth finished with 18 points on 6-8 shooting, including 4-5 shooting from three-point range.  Frank Otis also had a season-high of 14 points and pulled down five rebounds.   Freshman Joel Bolomboy had 10 points and eight rebounds off the bench. 

With the victory Weber State improves to 3-2 on the season and is now 4-0 at home all-time against Utah Valley.  The Wildcats have won 19 straight home games, the fourth longest home winning streak in the nation. 

The Wildcats will continue their three-game homestand when they host UC Irvine Saturday night at the Dee Events Center.  WSU hosts BYU next Saturday. 

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