Weber State College played the Athletes in Action in an exhibition basketball game Wednesday evening in the Dee Events Center - or at least the Wildcats tried to.
You can give the victory, however, to Mother Nature. The game only lasted 17 minutes due to a power outage. Wind gusts up to 80 mph blew out power throughout Ogden as well as the Events Center.The game, which did not count in the Wildcats' record anyway, will not be rescheduled.
You have to give the Weber staff credit for their efforts. At tipoff the 200 fans were treated to a different type of game. With lights running on auxiliary power, there was no lighted scoreboard, no visible game clock or shot clocks, no horn and no public address system. But the staff utilized a chalkboard to keep a running tally. A battery-operated clock was found and a bullhorn became the microphone.
The lack of a shot clock or lack of lighting hardly affected the game, though. The Wildcats, behind the play of senior center Rico Washington, who had 12 points, built a substantial 36-25 lead before the game was called with 3:02 remaining in the half.