Weber State women’s basketball struggled to find some footing and fell to Montana 71-46 Wednesday night.
The Wildcats started out with an 8-4 lead early in the first quarter but the Lady Griz tied things up with with 4:20 left on the clock and then took off from there going on a 12-1 run to finish out the quarter.
Weber State couldn’t find any footing in the second quarter either trailing 33-21 going into half time. At the half, only two Wildcats had put points on the board for Weber State. Emily Drake had 11 points and Deeshyra Thomas had 10.
Montana kept the momentum for the remainder of the game and despite the Lady Griz going the final six minutes without a single field goal, Montana pulled out the 71-46 victory over Weber State.
Drake ended the night with the game high of 19 points and seven rebounds. Thomas finished with 13 points.
Weber State shot 27 percent from the field, five percent from the three, and 72 percent from the free throw line. Weber State had 30 rebounds to Montana’s 48 and only 10 turnovers to Montana’s 15. Montana outscored WSU with points off the bench 35-7. Montana shot 44 percent from the field, 30 from the three and 80 from the free throw line.
Weber State is now 12-16 overall on the season and drop to 6-11 in Big Sky play. The Wildcat will finish the regular season out Friday, March 3 against Montana State in Bozeman, Mont. before heading to play in the Big Sky Championship tournament Monday, March 5.