OGDEN – Weber State women’s basketball snapped a five-game losing streak by defeating Montana 74-58 Saturday afternoon.
“The biggest thing tonight was we shared the basketball,” said head coach Bethann Ord. “Tonight was a great team effort and lot of our girls stepped up for us. We still need to work on our rebounding but I was pleased tonight with the way we worked together.”
The Wildcats pulled out to a 17-7 ,lead late in the first quarter but Montana came back on a 7-1 run to end the quarter. Weber State maintained the lead 18-14.
Montana started the second quarter with a pair of free throws and then the Wildcats forced the Lady Griz into a six minute scoring drought. The Wildcats capitalized the drought with 14-2 run. Kailie Quinn had 12 of the WSU's 14 points, going 3-4 from the beyond the arc and sinking a free throw and a field goal.
Weber State went into halftime with a 37-28 lead over Montana. WSU started the second half with a layup from Deeshyra Thomas and then the Wildcats pushed their lead to 19 points before ending the third quarter with a 57-40 lead.
The Wildcats maintained the momentum in the fourth quarter and finished the game with a 74-58 victory. Weber State snapped a three-game losing streak in the series with Montana with the win.
Weber State shot 45.6 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from three-point and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. Weber State and Montana were even on rebounds each pulling down 39. WSU had 16 assists to Montana’s six. Montana shot 32 percent from the field, 10 percent from the three and 78 percent from the free throw line.
Weber State was led by Kailie Quinn who had 19 points with four made from beyond the arc. Deeshyra Thomas and Yarden Danan each had 12 points for the Wildcats. Jocelyn Adams came up big on the boards for the Wildcats pulling down 12 on the night. Emily Drake had the game high and a new career high with six assists.
The Wildcats are now 7-6 overall on the season and sit 1-1 in Big Sky Conference play. Weber State will return home to take on Idaho State Jan. 7 before hitting the road for the first conference road trip of the season against Idaho and Eastern Washington.