Weber State women's basketball fell 71-39 in its final non-conference game of the season against UC Riverside.

"We have a lot of growing to do," said head coach Velaida Harris.

UC Riverside never trailed in the game, and the Highlanders jumped out to a quick 26-6 lead at the end of the first quarter. UCR led by as many as 22 points in the first half and led 38-16 at halftime.

The Wildcats put up 13 points in the fourth quarter, which was WSU's best quarter of the game.

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Weber State shot 24 percent from the field, 28 percent from the three and 58 percent from the free-throw line. UCR shot 49 percent from the field, 66 percent from the three and 55 percent from the free-throw line.

The Wildcats were led by Jaiamoni Welch-Coleman who dropped 12 points. Dominique Williams had a solid night on the rebounds with nine.

Weber State is now 3-7 overall on the season and will start Big Sky Conference action against Eastern Washington on Dec. 29 and Idaho on Dec. 31. Both games will be at 2 p.m., at the Dee Events Center.