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Weber State men's basketball: Wildcats cruise to huge win

Deseret News

Published: Saturday, Dec. 29 2012 10:47 p.m. MST

OGDEN — The Weber State men's basketball team recorded its largest margin of victory in school history with a 110-45 crushing defeat of the University of the Southwest Saturday night at the Dee Events Center.

Five players scored in double figures as the Wildcats cruised to the 65-point win over the NAIA school. With the win the Wildcats improved to 7-3 on the season and have won three straight and six of their last seven games.

Weber State shot 69 percent from the field for the night and held Southwest to just 28 percent shooting. WSU was 12-22 from three-point land and the 'Cats outrebounded the Mustangs 44-19. Weber State also had 22 assists, nine steals and six blocked shots.

The Wildcats held a 13-10 lead five minutes into the game when they exploded for an 18-0 run to lead 31-13 and never looked back. Weber State outscored the Mustangs 45-10 over the last 14:00 of the first half and shot 76 percent from the field in the half and made 10 3-pointers.

After the Mustangs scored first to start the second half, Weber State went on a 17-0 run and led by as many as 69 points late in the second half.

"This game did what we wanted it to after having some time off this week," WSU head coach Randy Rahe said. "We were able to get some other guys some playing time and the chance to do some new things. I thought our guys did a really good job of executing and staying within our system."

Scott Bamforth led the Wildcats with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 4-of-8 from 3-point range. Royce Williams posted career-highs of 17 points and nine rebounds in 26 minutes of action off the bench.

Freshman Joel Bolomboy also had a career-high with 16 points on 8-for-8 shooting.

Weber State will now return to Big Sky action to start the new year when the 'Cats host Northern Colorado and North Dakota next Thursday and Saturday at the Dee Events Center.

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