FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The Weber State men's basketball team dropped to 0-2 on Saturday afternoon, suffering an 88-67 loss to Colorado State (2-1) at Moby Arena.
The Wildcats struggled on the defensive end, allowing the Rams to shoot 53.6 percent from the field overall, and 62 percent in the second half. The Rams high percentage came from their ability to get high percentage shots, scoring 44 of their 88 points in the paint. Thirteen turnovers also plagued WSU, as CSU turned those into 14 points, while Weber State only forced four turnovers, scoring four points.
Colorado State jumped on the Wildcats from the opening tip, and led 9-2 with 17:02 left in the first half, but Weber State responded with a 6-1 run to cut the lead to 10-8 with 14:34 remaining. From there, the Rams steadily built a lead into double digits, and led 41-27 at the half. CSU was efficient as a team offensively, recording 19 assists in the game.
Freshman Jeremy Senglin led the Wildcats, scoring 14 points on 4 of 7 shooting. Davion Berry added 12 points for Weber State, seven of which came from the line as he struggled from the field, hitting just 2 of 10 shots. Joel Bolomboy also added 12 points for WSU, and added five rebounds. Kyle Tresnak was limited to 20 minutes due to a sprained ankle, and scored nine points.
CSU's J.J. Avila led all players with 30 points on 10 of 19 shooting from the field. Avila was a perfect 9 of 9 from the line, and added seven rebounds and six assists. Daniel Bejarano joined in with 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists, while Gerson Santo chipped in with 10 points for CSU.
Weber State will have nine days off to tune up before they open up the 2013-14 regular season home schedule on November 26 against Utah State at the Dee Events Center.