Women's basketball: Wildcats fall to Hornets

Jan 26 2012 - 11:39pm

OGDEN -- Despite a pair of double-doubles and four players with double-digit scores, the Weber State women's basketball team fell 83-68 to Sacramento State at the Dee Events Center on Thursday night.

Sacramento State's offense overpowered the 'Cats, shooting 44.8 percent from the floor and netting 26 points in the paint.

"We've got to be disciplined on defense," WSU coach Bethann Ord said. "Defense is what wins games and we've got to do a better job of it."

Still searching for their first Big Sky Conference win, WSU turned the ball over 26 times and were punished to the tune of 31 points.

WSU hauled in 52 boards, led by junior center Shawnte Taylor and leading rebounder Amanda Hughes who combined for 20.

The 'Cats also got a spark from underclassmen who have been seeing more minutes, including Taylor, who posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Sophomore guard Laura Palmere also chipped in 10 points but it proved futile as Sac State found a stride from downtown early and rode it throughout the night led by sophomore guard Alle Moreno's 8-of-13 performance from beyond the arc.

"I was really getting a good vibe from my team," Moreno said. "We played all-around really well as a team tonight."

Moreno scored 26 on the night followed by Emily Christensen's 13. Kylie Kuhns pulled down 15 rebounds while scoring 11 points.

A flurry of Hornet turnovers that led to Weber buckets cut the Hornets lead to four with four minutes left before Moreno backed the 'Cats off with another set of 3's.

Weber State (0-7 Big Sky, 2-17 overall) will play host to Big Sky-leading Idaho State on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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