OGDEN – Led by a career-high 21 points from junior forward Jocelyn Adams, the Weber State women’s basketball team came from behind to pick up a 50-43 win over Idaho State Saturday afternoon at the Dee Events Center.
It was WSU's second straight Big Sky Conference win, while handing the Bengals their first league loss.
The Wildcats had a slow start to the game as they ended the first quarter on a three minute scoring drought. The Bengals came out in the second quarter on a 6-2 run while the Wildcats had a four minute drought combining for eight total minutes without a WSU field goal.
The Bengals had an 11 point lead at one point in the second quarter, but WSU pushed back to trail 28-21 at the end of the first half.
Weber State came out of half time with some fight, using a 13-4 run to take a 34-32 lead. The Wildcats maintained the lead and finished the third quarter with a narrow 40-39 advantage.
Adams started the fourth quarter off with back to back layups. The Wildcats held the Bengals to just 15 second half points, including only four points in the fourth quarter en route to the seven-point win.
Adams was 10-of-15 from the field, while adding eight rebounds, in just 23 minutes of action. Yarden Danan also scored in double figures for the Wildcats with 12 points and eighr rebounds
Emily Drake had the game high with three assists and three different Wildcats had two steals to contribute to WSU’s 10 steals in the game.
Weber State shot 36 percent from the field, 12 percent from the three and 50 percent from the free throw line. Idaho State shot 29 percent from the field, 20 percent from the three and 50 percent from the free throw line. ISU out rebounded the WSU 47-40 but WSU had nine assists and 10 steals to the Bengals six assists and eight steals.
Weber State is now 8-6 overall and moves to 2-1 in Big Sky Conference play. The Wildcats will hit the road for the first conference road trip of the year to take on Idaho and Eastern Washington.