2017 Alumni Classic
Wildcats beat Bengals 85-73
Courtesy: Weber State  
Release: Sunday 01/25/2017
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Jeremy Senglin led Weber State with 21 points.
Courtesy: Robert Casey
Jeremy Senglin led Weber State with 21 points.

It took two and a half weeks to finish the game, but Weber State picked up an 85-73 win over Idaho State Wednesday night at Reed Gym in Pocatello.

The game started on Jan. 7 in Holt Arena but was suspended with 15:02 left in the first half when wind and snow caused a leak in the roof at Holt Arena.

Wednesday night the teams continued the game at Reed Gym. Weber State picked up right where it left off and had a great first half. The Wildcats made 11 3-pointers in the first half and held a 45-27 lead at the break.

Idaho State made a rally in the second half and got as close as three points midway through the game, but the Wildcats were able to hold off the Bengals and secure the win.

Weber State improved to 11-7 overall and remained in first place in the Big Sky at 6-1.

“We started to get tired in the second half and could have easily given in when Idaho State made a run, but they were able to find a way,” said WSU head coach Randy Rahe. “We’ve been on the road so long we need to get some rest. I’m really proud of the team for finding a way to win, especially in the second half.”

Both teams shot 46 percent from the field and Idaho State outrebounded the Wildcats 35-28. ISU had 19 turnovers, which Weber State turned into 22 points. The Wildcats made 14 3-pointers

Senior Jeremy Senglin led the way with 21 points and knocked down four 3-pointers, all in the first half. Ryan Richardson had 16 points with five 3-pointers, all in the first half and had six rebounds. Cody John added 12 points and Dusty Baker had 11 points off the bench.

The two teams will meet again Friday night at the Dee Events Center. After playing five of its first seven Big Sky games on the road, Weber State will now close the season with seven of its last 11 games at home.

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