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Sports Brief 3/2/2016

Women’s basketball falls on the road

The Weber State women’s basketball team traveled to Bozeman, Montana, on Thursday where they fell to Montana State 92-71.

Weber State only shot 38 percent from the field, while Montana State shot 62 percent. The Wildcats were out-rebounded 21-45.

Senior Brittney Dunbar had a total of 16 points, four rebounds, four assists and four steals. Freshman Emily Drake had a new career high of 16 points. Also adding to the score was junior Deeshyra Thomas with 10 points, and freshman Cece Wooten with four rebounds.

On Saturday, the ‘Cats headed to Missoula, Montana, for the final road game of the regular season. The Wildcats were beaten by University of Montana 84-75.

The teams fought back and forth for the lead, but Montana had the edge over the Wildcats at the half, 39-38. Dunbar had 18 points at the half and Drake had 10.

Montana came out after the half and put up 6 points within minutes. The ‘Cats just couldn’t bounce back.

Dunbar had a new career high of 22 points. Following her was Drake with 15. Thomas had a total of 15 points, five rebounds and four steals.

The women’s basketball team is now 18-9 overall and 10-6 in the conference. The Wildcats are back at home for their final two games of the regular season this Wednesday against Idaho and Friday against Eastern Washington.

Weber State's softball team came back from the Texas Invitational with a 2-3 record, bringing their season record to 9-7. Photo credit: Weber State Athletics

Women’s softball competes in the Texas Invitational

On Friday, the women’s softball team traveled to Austin, Texas, to compete in the Texas Invitational.

The ‘Cats dropped to Tulsa 3-5 and then followed that up with a loss to Illinois 0-3 later that day.

The ‘Cats rebounded with back-to-back wins on Saturday. The first victory over Abilene Christian 6-1 gave the team the momentum to take their second game against Illinois 10-5. The ‘Cats had a combined total of 22 hits, including three home runs.

On Sunday, Weber State concluded the tournament with a loss to the No. 24 Texas 5-0.

The Wildcats had a record of 2-3 at the Texas Invitational. They are now 9-7 overall. The team will head to San Luis Obispo, California, to compete in the Mustang Class hosted by Cal Poly on March 4.

Women’s Tennis goes 1-1 in conference

The women’s tennis team traveled to Cheney, Washington, on Friday and beat undefeated Eastern Washington 4-3.

The team swept the singles play, led by senior Agata Bachanek, who took down her opponent in the No. 1 spot with a score of 6-1, 4-6, 6-2.

The Wildcats were beaten in all three doubles matches of the day.

The Wildcats then traveled to Idaho on Sunday where they dropped their first conference meet 6-1.

Bachanek and Devi Hasan picked up a doubles win in the No. 3 spot with a score of 6-3. Hasan also picked up the only win in singles in the No. 5 spot 6-2, 6-2.

The Wildcats are now 2-1 in conference play, 2-8 overall. The team will next travel to Denver to take on Metro State on March 4 and Greeley to play Northern Colorado on March 5.

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