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