Tough shooting start dooms WSU women in road battle

Feb 19 2012 - 1:28am

POCATELLO, Idaho -- A frigid start was too much for the Wildcats to overcome.

The Weber State women's basketball team hit just one of its first 18 shots from the field and wasn't able to rally, falling 65-53 to rival Idaho State on Saturday afternoon in Big Sky Conference action.

Junior guard Megan Patterson knocked down a game-high 18 points, all from long distance as she converted six 3-pointers. The six 3s gives Patterson 150 career 3-pointers, moving her into a tie with Sheila Robertson for fourth on the Wildcats' career list.

Senior center Mikell Woodfield added 13 points and sophomore guard Jordan Pfau chipped in 10 for Weber State, while junior forward Amanda Hughes had 10 rebounds.

After falling behind 22-5 early, Weber State cut it to 13 at halftime and closed within eight early in the second half, but couldn't get closer as league-leading Idaho State closed in on capturing the Big Sky's regular season title.

Weber State (0-14 Big Sky, 2-25 overall) will host Northern Colorado on Saturday, Feb. 25, before wrapping up its 2011-12 season against Montana State on March 3.

SBlt NO. 23 BYU 64, SAN DIEGO 50: At Provo, Jennifer Hamson and Haley Steed scored 14 points apiece and No. 23 BYU defeated San Diego 64-50 on Saturday at the Marriott Center.

The Cougars (22-5, 11-2 West Coast) shook off a home loss to San Francisco on Thursday, using a 19-0 run in the second half to break away from a one-point lead.

Kristen Riley had 12 points and 13 rebounds and Lexi Eaton scored 11 points for the Cougars.

Dominique Conners had 11 points and Morgan Woodrow scored 10 for San Diego (19-6, 10-3).

* UTAH 61, COLORADO 56 (OT): At Boulder, Colo., Iwalani Rodrigues hit a 3-pointer to put Utah ahead for good and Michelle Plouffe hit three free throws in the final 19 seconds of overtime in a 61-56 victory over Colorado.

Rodrigues' big shot came with 37 seconds left and gave Utah (13-12, 6-8 Pac-12) a two-point lead.

Utah had balanced scoring -- 16 points from Taryn Wicijowski, 15 from Rodrigues and Janita Badon and 13 from Plouffe. Wicijowski also had nine rebounds, Badon four assists and Plouffe four steals. Colorado (16-9, 5-9) was led by Chucky Jeffery's 15.

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