Weber State cruises past Alaska-Anchorage

Published: Thursday, Nov. 25 2010 11:55 p.m. MST

Weber State's Darren Mahoney, with ball, avoids the steal attempt of University of Alaska Anchorage's Drew Robinson (1) and Casey Robinson (44).

Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Lindsey Hughey and Byron Fulton scored 14 points apiece as Weber State defeated Alaska-Anchorage 86-54 on Thursday night in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout.

Damian Lillard added 11 and Kyle Bullinger 10 for the Wildcats (2-2), who shot 59.3 percent (35 of 59).

Taylor Rohde scored a game-high 19 for the host Seawolves (1-3). Mario Gill added 12.

The Wildcats won the rebounding battle 35-23.

Weber State scored the first seven points, and the lead reached double figures when Kyle Tresnak's basket made it 19-8 with 9:54 left in the first half. The Wildcats pushed it to 37-23 at halftime, closing on a 6-1 run.

The Seawolves climbed within 48-39 with 14:42 to play, but Weber State ripped off 18 of the next 20 points for a 66-41 edge with 9:05 to go.

Weber State will face Arizona State in the semifinals.

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