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Weber State women’s basketball: Wildcats near mark for futility

Freshman-heavy Weber State has lost 41 straight games.

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"I was not fitting in," Martin said of her experience at St. John’s. "Not playing is difficult, but I feel like we’re young and we’re rebuilding. So, it’s just a year of trying to get better and learn.

"We don’t have a court leader, and it’s an issue. But being positive, as a whole, is important to the young players."

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The Weber State women’s basketball team has lost 41 consecutive games, four losses away from setting a Big Sky Conference record. Nine freshmen are part of Weber State’s roster, including the team’s top four scorers:

2013 » 0-21

2012 » 2-27

2011 » 7-21

2010 » 9-20

2009 » 10-19

2008 » 12-16

2007 » 17-14

2006 » 15-15

2005 » 21-8

2004 » 17-11

2003 » 21-9* *Won BSC

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In practice, Ord and her assistants remain taskmasters. Yet they also attempt to finish with something positive.

Certainly, the players understood what they were getting into.

"These freshmen, I don’t think there’s another school in the country where they would get these minutes," Ord said. "That’s what we’re building. It’s not done overnight. I wish it was."

For now, it’s tough times with a record no one wants looming ahead.

"Nothing’s easy," Carpenter said. "I came here because I believe in the program and I can help make it better."


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