The Weber State women’s basketball team lost a tough game at Army on Sunday, 57-51.
The Cats were led by senior Amanda Hughes who scored 14 points and sophomore Regina Okoye who added 12 points of her own. Okoye recorded a double-double, pulling in 12 rebounds in addition to her 12 points, but was hampered by foul trouble.
Sophomore Des Ramos added 11 points to Hughes’ and Okoye’s performance to become the Wildcats’ third player in double-digits.
Weber State struggled from the free throw line, going 15-of-23 from the stripe, which stifled a potential comeback after the Wildcats trailed by as many as 20 points in the second half. That lead was cut to just three points with 4:31 to play but that was as close as the Wildcats would get as the Black Knights pulled away from there.
The Wildcats also struggled from the floor, shooting only 31.5 percent from the field to Army’s 43.5 percent.
Led by Okoye, Weber State outrebounded Army by a 38-32 margin. The Wildcats pulled in 15 offensive rebounds to Army’s 6.
Kelsey Minato led Army and all scorers with 19 points on the afternoon. Both teams has three players in double-digits with Brianna Johnson and Aimee Oertner scoring 12 and 11 points respectively for the Black Knights.
The loss drops Weber State to 2-2 on the young season while the win improves the Black Knights to 2-1.
The Wildcats will return to action on Tuesday, November 26, at 5 p.m. to take on the Air Force Academy at the Dee Events Center.