OGDEN, Utah - Looking to put an end to a throat-parching nine-game drought, the Weber State University women's basketball team returns to its home court this weekend to face a pair of Big Sky Conference opponents.
The Wildcats will take on the Hornets of Sacramento State at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Dee Events Center, aiming for the first Big Sky victory of the season. On Saturday, Weber State will host arch-rival Idaho State at 2 p.m.
Weber State (0-6 Big Sky, 2-16 overall) and Sacramento State (2-5, 7-13) will be squaring off for the second time this season, with the Hornets having staked out a 78-60 victory in the first meeting between the two teams at The Hornet's Nest in Sacramento, Calif., on New Years' Eve.
The Wildcats hold a commanding 24-7 lead in the all-time series, but the Hornets have won six of the past seven meetings.
Weber State and Idaho State will be meeting for the 72nd time, with WSU holding a 42-29 lead in the all-time series. The Wildcats and Bengals split two games last season, with each team winning on its home floor.
Junior forward Amanda Hughes leads Weber State in scoring and rebounding at 10.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Senior center Mikell Woodfield is second on the team in scoring at 10.6 points and second in rebounding at 6.8 per outing.
During conference play, Woodfield leads the team in scoring at 12.8 points, while Hughes is averaging a double-double at 12.0 points and 11.3 rebounds during league action.
Sophomore point guard Justine Johnson is fourth in the Big Sky in assists during conference play, averaging 4.2 per game, and is fourth in steals at 2.8 per game. Johnson leads the Big Sky with a 2.5 assists-to-turnover ratio.