Robert Casey
Emily Drake (right-center) shoots the ball. Drake had the game high of 23 points in WSU's 86-73 win over Sacramento State on Saturday.

Weber State women’s basketball got back on track after three-consecutive losses by picking up an impressive 86-73 victory over Sacramento State.

The game started out close with a tight score for the first seven minutes. WSU went on a 9-3 run to take a 25-20 lead over Sacramento State at the end of the first quarter. Emily Drake shot a perfect first quarter going 5-of-5 from the field, including 2-for-2 from beyond the arc and a perfect 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. Drake ended the quarter with 14 points.

After five minutes of play in the second quarter, WSU had pushed the lead to 10, and despite a four-minute scoring drought, the Wildcats finished the second quarter with a 42-36 lead over the Hornets.

Weber State had an early 6-0 run in the fourth quarter and kept Sacramento State from scoring a field goal in more than four minutes. Weber State maintained the lead the rest of the game and finished out with a final score of 86-73.

The Wildcats were led by Drake who dropped 23 points on the night. There were four other Wildcats who scored in double figures. Larryn Brooks had 19, and Kailie Quinn added 12. Jocelyn Adams recorded her fourth double-double of the year with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Jaiamoni Welch-Coleman had fun with assists rocking seven on the night.

Weber State shot 44 percent from the field, 38 percent from the three and 78 percent from the free-throw line. Sac State shot 35 percent from the field, 29 percent from the three and 64 percent from the free-throw line.

WSU had 18 assists, nine turnovers, five blocks and five steals. Sac State had 14 assists, six turnovers, four blocks and six steals.

Weber State is now 17-8 overall this season and 9-5 in Big Sky Conference play. WSU will set off on its final road trip of the season to take on Eastern Washington on Feb. 22 and Idaho on Feb. 25. The final home games of the season are on Feb. 28 against Montana and March 2 against Montana State.