OGDEN – The Weber State men’s basketball team officially kicked off the 2013-14 season with the annual Purple and White scrimmage Wednesday night at the Dee Events Center.
The ‘Cats played two ten minute periods and one five minute period. The Purple team defeated the White team 52-43 and several Wildcats had strong performances.
The two teams combined to shoot 66 percent from the field and were 5-12 from three-point land.
Individually sophomore Joel Bolomboy led the Wildcats with 20 points on 9-13 shooting and also pulled down five rebounds. Senior Davion Berry totaled 18 points and three rebounds and Kyle Tresnak had 14 points and eight rebounds.
Jordan Richardson added 10 points and freshman Jeremy Senglin added eight points.
“I think we are on pace of where we want to be,” said WSU head coach Randy Rahe. “I’m really judging now how hard we’re playing, how tough we’re playing and how together we’re playing. We still have some holes to plug but we are just trying to establish our effort and toughness and from that standpoint I was really pleased tonight. I thought we had really good effort and enthusiasm.”
The Wildcats will next face an exhibition game on Saturday, Nov. 2 against Adams State before opening the regular season Friday, Nov. 8 at BYU. The home opener is set for Nov. 26 against Utah State.