WEBER STATE REMAINS UNDEFEATED IN BIG SKY AFTER WIN OVER WOMENâ€™S HOOPS
For Immediate Release
Jan. 10, 2007
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Weber State maintained its undefeated record in the Big Sky Conference with a 69-46 victory over Sacramento State on Wednesday night at the Hornets Nest.
The Wildcats, (8-8, 3-0) currently at the top of the conference standings, were led by Tashina Taylor’s game-high 15 points, while Laura Porter added 11 points and eight rebounds. Guard Chelsey Warburton contributed 10 points and four assists as Weber State shot 47.5 percent from the floor.
Sacramento State (3-13, 1-2) committed a game-high 23 turnovers and shot just 34.0 percent from the field. Senior guard Kim Sheehy was the only player to finish in double figures with 14 points . It was the seventh time this season that Sheehy has led the team in scoring.
The Hornets are now 1-11 on the year when turning the ball over more than their opponent. Also for the 11th time this year, Sacramento State was outrebounded, 43-33.
Despite trailing by as many as eight points in the early parts of the game, the Hornets came within one, 20-19, at the 7:28 mark of the first half. But Weber State used a 9-2 run over the next four minutes, that included Warburton’s only two thee-pointers of the game, to build its first double-digit lead. By half time, the Wildcats were ahead 37-23.
In the second half, Sacramento State scored just 10 points until the 5:18 mark. The team ended the game on a 13-7 run, but it would not erase Weber State’s 29-point lead.
Freshman forward Erika Edwards drained two three-pointers, adding eight points, while Kelly Vega and Becca Reams each scored six points apiece. Senior Ashley Storms lead the team with six rebounds.
Sacramento State now embarks on a five-game road trip, beginning this Saturday at Northern Arizona. The game is set for a 5:35 p.m. tip at the Walkup Skydome and Hornet fans can follow the game for a fee on BigSkyTV.org. The Hornets do not return to the Nest until Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1:05 p.m., hosting Idaho State.