OGDEN — Weber State women’s basketball picked up its second consecutive victory by taking down Air Force 62-52 Saturday afternoon. WSU has now won five consecutive games at home.
Larryn Brooks made a 3-pointer for WSU within the first 30 seconds. Air Force then went on an 11-0 run and held WSU to a six-minute scoring drought. Paulina Rodriguez sank one from deep to break the drought with three minutes remaining in the first quarter. WSU managed to catch up and claimed a 15-13 lead going into the second quarter.
Late in the second quarter, Weber State went on a 6-0 run and held Air Force to a three-minute drought to claim a 29-25 lead going into halftime.
By the end of the third quarter, the score was tied at 40-40. Early in the fourth quarter, Air Force took a 51-46 lead over WSU. Weber State sprinted to the finish with a 16-1 run that gave them a 62-52 win over the Falcons.
Weber State was led by Brooks, who dropped 20 points, including four drained from beyond the arc. Jaiamoni Welch-Coleman also dropped double figures for WSU with 11 on the night. Welch-Coleman also recorded three assists for the game high for WSU. Kayla Watkins came off the bench with a high of eight rebounds for WSU.
WSU finished the game shooting 40 percent from the field, 33 percent for 3-pointers and went 11-12 from the free-throw line for an impressive 91 percent. Air Force finished the game shooting 34 percent from the field, 27 percent for 3-pointers and 60 percent from the free-throw line.
Weber State is now 7-2 overall on the season and will hit the road for five consecutive games starting at Portland Dec. 17, followed by Fresno State Dec. 20. Weber State starts Big Sky play Dec. 30 at Idaho State. WSU’s next home game will be Jan. 11 against Northern Colorado.