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Sports Brief 2/15/2017

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Ryan Richardson (The Signpost Archives)

Men’s Basketball | Wildcats get stung by Hornets, sack the Vikings

Weber State’s winning streak ended at five games when the ‘Cats fell to Sacramento State 77–74 on Feb. 9.

The Hornets out-rebounded the Wildcats 41-26 for the game. Weber State held Sacramento State to just 2-9 from behind the arc but gave up 20 more points in the paint.

Ryan Richardson led Weber State’s offense with 16 points, shooting 4–5 from behind the arc.

Weber State came up with a win in overtime against Portland State 96–93.

Leading the Weber State offense was senior guard Jermey Senglin. He finished the game with a season high 32 points and was 13–21 from the field.

Richardson sank two 3-pointers and two three throws in the last three minutes, sending the game into overtime.

With the win, the Wildcats move to 10–2 in conference play and 15–8 for their overall record.

The next game for the Wildcats will be at home on Feb. 16 against Northern Colorado.

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Mackenzi Corta (The Signpost Archives)

Softball | Wildcats drop openers against UCLA and SDSU

Weber State played back-to-back games against the No. 8 UCLA Bruins in the first weekend of the season.

The team fell in both match-ups against the Bruins. Sophomore Sadie Blacker drove in the only run of the first game.

The first game ended with the Wildcats falling to the Bruins 4-1. In the second game, UCLA showed off their offensive power.

Weber State’s only run of the game was a solo home run by Sara Hingsberger in the first inning.

UCLA put up 22 runs on the Wildcats over the first three innings, ending the game in the fifth inning on the mercy rule.

Weber State softball had its last game of their opening weekend trip with the final game against San Diego State. The Wildcats fell to the Aztecs 16–7.

Weber State had a season-high 14 hits in the game, four of which were from Mackenzi Corta.

Corta drove in two runs and scored another. Hingsberger also had an RBI and scored her own run.

Weber State will be playing next in the DeMarini Desert Classic in Las Vegas.

The tournament is hosted by UNLV and the Wildcats first game will be against Boise State on Feb. 17.

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Emeri Larsen (The Signpost Archives)

Track and Field | Wildcats climb to the top at the Mountain State Games

Weber States men’s and women’s tack and field teams competed in the final indoor meet before the Big Sky Conference championships. The meet was held in Pocatello, Idaho at the Holt Arena.

Senior Tawnie Moore took home the top spot in the 60-meter hurdles recording the fastest time in the Big Sky Conference with a time of 8.50.

Emeri Larsen won the women’s pentathlon event. Larsen took second place in hurdles, high jump and long jump.

As for the men, Jordan Cross won the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:37.66, followed by teammate Jason Kearns.

The Wildcats next compete in the Big Sky Conference championships beginning Feb. 23 and going through the weekend in Pocatello, Idaho.

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