State colleges: Weber State women snap 48-game skid with 82-point victory
The Weber State women's basketball team broke its 48-game losing streak Friday by scoring the most lopsided victory in school history, defeating Walla Walla 107-25.
Junior transfer Zakkiyah Shahid-Martin and Deeshyra Thomas each scored 17 points, and Jalen Carpenter tallied 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Wildcats outclassed the NAIA opponent in the season-opener.
The 82-point victory margin broke the school record of 57 points against Southern Utah in 1982.
The Wildcats' losing streak dated back to the 2011-12 season.
Weber State scored 28 fast-break points while not allowing any.
BYU 81, South Dakota State 53 • In Provo, Lexi Eaton and Kim Beeston scored 18 points each, and Jennifer Hamson added 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Cougars dominated the Jackrabbits. South Dakota State led 16-14 midway through the first half before BYU went on a 19-3 run and eventually opened up a 41-25 halftime lead.
Nevada 79, Utah Valley 67 • In Orem, UVU's Katie Kuklok scored 24 points, and the game was tied 37-37 at halftime before Nevada pulled away for the win.
Southern Utah 90, Boise State 86 • In Boise, Idaho, Desiree Jackson scored 17 points to lead the Thunderbirds to the win.
Southern Utah 85, Arizona Christian 78 • In Cedar City, A.J. Hess scored 17 points to lead the Thunderbirds to the win.
In Lewiston, Idaho, Westminster's Oliver Lange finished in third place at the Frontier Conference Championships, covering the 8K course in a school-record 24 minutes, 54 seconds and earning a second straight trip to the NAIA nationals. The Westminster men finished sixth in the team standings, while the Westminster women finished fifth.
Rocky Mountain 4, Westminster 3 • In Billings, Mont., the Griffins' season ended with the loss in the Unaffiliated Conference Tournament. Ryan Smith scored two goals for Westminster.
Montana State 3, Weber State 0 • In Bozeman, Mont., Rebecca Fuchs led the Wildcats with seven kills in the loss, as the Bobcats won 25-14, 25-23, 25-15.
SLCC 3, Snow 0 • Carol Grasso had 16 kills as the host Bruins won the Region 18 semifinal 25-12, 26-24, 25-20, earning a trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association tournament.
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