POCATELLO, Idaho – Weber State women’s basketball dropped a well fought game to Idaho State Saturday afternoon with a final score of 57-52.
The Wildcats started off the game hot with a 9-2 lead. By the end of the first quarter Weber State had a 16-11 lead over the Bengals.
Idaho State did not let up in the second quarter however, going on a 9-2 run to take a 20-18 lead over the Wildcats with five minutes left to go in the half.
Jaiamoni Welch-Coleman came up with a sweet jumper and a nice three ball to give WSU a 31-30 lead at half time.
The Bengals surged in the third quarter outscoring the Wildcats 14-6 giving ISU a 44-37 lead over WSU going into the fourth quarter.
With 49 seconds to go in the game WSU came back and brought the score to 51-53. Welch-Coleman picked up a foul sending her to the free throw line for the chance to tie things up with just five seconds left on the clock. She sunk only one free throw so the Wildcats trailed by one.
WSU ended up falling 52-57 for a final score.
The Wildcats were led by Emily Drake who had 14 points. Welch-Coleman also scored in double figures with 10. Deeshyra Thomas had the game high with four assists and Kailie Quinn had the game high of three steals.
Weber State shot 30 percent from the field, 19 percent from the three and 58 percent from the free throw line. The Wildcats pulled down 37 rebounds, while having 11 assists, five steals and just 11 turnovers.
Idaho State shot 32 percent from the field, 12 percent from the three and 81 percent from the free throw line. ISU had 45 rebounds, 11 assists, five steals and 17 turnovers.
The Wildcats now drop to 8-11 overall on the season and move down to 2-6 in Big Sky Conference play. WSU will remain on the road for the next two games traveling to Southern Utah and Northern Arizona.