Drake's career performance helps WSU to 81-68 win
Courtesy: Weber State  
Release: Wednesday 11/22/2016

OGDEN – Weber State women’s basketball sailed to an 81-68 victory over Westminster College Tuesday night with three Wildcats scoring in double figures.

Emily Drake led the Wildcats with a career high of 25 points going 9-15 from the field and hit a career high in three pointers made with five.

Weber State started the game off with a 19-11 lead over Westminster at the end of the first quarter. The Griffins went on a 10-2 run to tie things up at 21-21. WSU went on to take a 14 point lead and forced Westminster into a three minute scoring drought.

Drake ended the first half on a high note with a deep three at the buzzer giving the Wildcats a 40-27 lead going into half time.

During the third quarter Westminster went on an 11-2 run early but Drake came up huge with 12 points in the last two minutes of the quarter including a clutch four-point play getting fouled on a made three ball and sinking the free throw. WSU ended the third quarter with a 60-46 lead.

Weber State just finished the fourth quarter strong and ended the game with an 81-68 victory.

Along with Drake’s 25 points, Yarden Danan dropped double figures for a season high of 13 points and Tyschal Blake had 12 points.

Danan also led the Wildcats in rebounding pulling down nine on the night, and Blake was close behind with seven.

Senior Deeshyra Thomas had the game high of six assists and Jaiamoni Welch-Coleman had the game high of three steals.

Weber State went 31-63 from the field, 10-27 from beyond the arc and 9-11 from the free throw line. The Griffins outrebounded the Wildcats 33-30. WSU had 21 assists, 11 turnovers and 11 steals. Westminster had 13 assists, 21 turnovers and five steals.

WSU is now 4-0 on the season, it’s the best start to a season since 1994. The Wildcats take off to Miami, Fla. for the Florida International tournament starting November 25. The Wildcats will return to the Dee Events Center Saturday, Dec. 3 to take on Portland. Big Sky Conference play starts Dec. 29 against Montana State at home.

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