Weber State women’s basketball pushed its home win streak to six-consecutive games as it gave Northern Colorado its first loss of the season. WSU finished with an 82-73 win.
Weber State and Northern Colorado started out tied with an 8-8 score with six minutes remaining in the first quarter. Things remained tied or within one bucket for the rest of the quarter. A layup by Jaiamoni Welch-Coleman gave WSU a 19-17 edge over UNC going into the second quarter.
WSU found a strong rhythm starting out the second quarter on a 7-0 run and held the Bears to just a pair of free throws in the first four minutes of the quarter. Northern Colorado found some footing with a 6-0 run but a made 3-pointer followed by a made jumper by Larryn Brooks gave Weber State the 40-32 lead at halftime.
The Wildcats held strong to the lead the entire third quarter, never letting the Bears overtake. WSU had a 63-58 lead going into the final quarter of play.
The Bears brought the score within one point in the first three minutes of the fourth quarter. Weber State didn’t let that stand for long because the Wildcats answered with a 7-0 run. In the final four minutes of the game, Weber State held Northern Colorado to a four-minute scoring drought and finished the game with a final score of 82-73.
Weber State finished the night shooting 50 percent from the field and 40 percent from beyond the arc. WSU outrebounded the Bears, 36-33.
Brooks led WSU with 32 points. This is the second time this season Brooks has had 30 or more points. Briana Gray tied her season high with 16 points, and despite fouling out, Welch-Coleman dropped double figures with 10 on the night.
For the sixth game in a row, Jocelyn Adams had the game high in rebounds with her eight on the night.
Weber State is now 11-4 overall on the season and moves to 3-1 in Big Sky play. The Wildcats are back in action Saturday, Jan. 13, against North Dakota at 2 p.m.