Women's college basketball: Winless Wildcats get whipped by 43 points
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Kalie Matthews and Jalen Carpenter had 10 points apiece, but it wasn't nearly enough for Weber State to overcome a rough defensive first half at Sacramento State as the Hornets stung the Wildcats 103-60 on Saturday afternoon at The Nest.
The Wildcats fell to 0-17 on the season with the loss, which was the second-largest conference defeat in program history.
CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD 67, UTAH VALLEY 65: At Bakersfield, Calif., the Wolverines erased a 12-point second half deficit, but were unable to grab the lead late in the game.
Sammie Jensen recorded her 14th double-double on the season, scoring 19 points to go with 11 rebounds. Fellow senior Kaycee Mansfield was close behind with 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and seven boards. CSUB's Tyonna Outland recorded a double-double of her own, scoring a game-high 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.
"Unfortunately, the second half was a tale of missed opportunities for us," said UVU head coach Cathy Nixon. "We had a handful of missed layups and a bunch of missed free throws, and if we capitalize on those opportunities, I think it's a different ballgame."
UTAH STATE 85, DENVER 69: At Logan, the Aggies shot a season-high 56.4 percent en route to an easy win over Denver.
This was the first meeting between the Aggies and the Pioneers. USU has now won two-straight games, improving to 8-10 overall and 5-2 Western Athletic Conference action. Denver falls to 8-11 overall and 3-5 in league play.
Four Aggies scored in double figures led by 25 points from senior guard Devyn Christensen, who also had three steals and two assists. Junior guard Jennifer Schlott was close to her first career double with 15 points and nine assists, which tied her career high. Senior Jenna Johnson had her double-double streak come to an end with five, as she had 15 points and eight boards. Sophomore forward Franny Vaaulu came off the bench, scoring 12.
WESTMINSTER 67, CARROLL 36: At Salt Lake City, Kelsi Wells scored 11 points to lead the Griffins to sole possession of first place in the Frontier Conference. She narrowly missed a double-double by grabbing nine rebounds. She shot 5-of-6 from the field and added two assists, one steal and one block.
SLCC 55, SNOW 43: At Ephraim, the No. 18-ranked Bruins (13-6, 4-2 SWAC) defeated in-state rival Snow College (7-13, 1-4 SWAC). This marks the third straight road win and third straight overall for SLCC. SLCC sophomore center Rachel Morris scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the winning effort. Bruin freshman forward Bella Swan (Farmington) scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds and freshman guard Mercedes Riggs (Lindon) added nine points.
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