OGDEN - Four players scored in double figures as Weber State won its fifth straight with a 95-63 victory over new Big Sky member North Dakota Saturday night at the Dee Events Center. With the win the Wildcats improve to 9-3 on the year and start Big Sky play 4-0 for the second-straight season.
The Wildcats led 12-8 five minutes into the game when they caught fired and responded with a 26-8 run over the next 10 minutes. They led by as many as 27 points in the first half and held a 46-21 lead at halftime. WSU shot 64 percent in the first half and held UND to just 16 percent shooting. North Dakota was never closer than 23 points in the second half and the 'Cats led by as many as 35 in route to the win.
Weber State shot 55 percent from the field for the game and held UND to just 30 percent shooting. WSU also outrebounded UND 46-26 and recorded nine blocks and 19 assists.
Kyle Tresnak tied his career-high with 22 points on 7-8 shooting and also pulled down six rebounds in just 20 minutes of action. Davion Berry added 20 points with six re bounds and six assists and Scott Bamforth added 19 points with five three-pointers. Gelaun Wheelwright added 13 points and Joel Bolomboy recorded 11 rebounds.
"We did a good job of sticking to our game plan and executing well," said WSU head coach Randy Rahe. "We rebounded and shared the ball very well. There were a lot of guys that stepped up and really contributed tonight and it was a really good team win and that's the way we have to play to be successful. We still have a lot of areas to improve on and now have to play a lot of games on the road. We have to continue to work hard and stay on edge."
The game was the 200th game as head coach of the Wildcats for Rahe, who is in his seventh season. He is now 129-71 all-time and 78-22 in Big Sky games.
It was also Weber State's 500th game at the Dee Events Center and the 'Cats moved to 6-1 at home this season.
The 32-point victory is the largest win in for the Wildcats in a Big Sky game in nearly four years.
The Wildcats will now play six of their next eight games on the road beginning Thursday at Southern Utah, who is currently 3-0 in conference play.