OGDEN -- Senior guard Caela Mohre knocked down 11 points and dished off five assists on Thursday night for the Weber State University women's basketball team.
Unfortunately for the Wildcats, it just wasn't enough to overcome Montana, as the Grizzlies rode a 26-point, seven-rebound night by Katie Baker to a 62-52 victory over Weber State in Big Sky Conference action at the Dee Events Center.
Junior guard Megan Patterson also added 11 points for the Wildcats (0-13 Big Sky, 2-24 overall), including three 3-pointers that leaves her just two away from moving into sixth place on Weber State's career list for 3-point field goals made.
Junior forward Shawnte Taylor added nine points, while senior center Mikell Woodfield and junior forward Amanda Hughes had eight points each for Weber State, which was forced to have four of its five starters play at least 32 minutes as injuries have ravaged the Wildcats' bench.
Montana (8-5 BSC, 15-11) jumped out to an early 16-6 lead before Weber State stormed back with a 13-0 surge of its own to take a 19-16 lead. It would be short-lived, however, as Baker hit a 3-pointer to knot the game at 19-19 and kick off a surge that saw Montana take a 42-31 lead into the locker room.
Weber State tried to cut into the lead in the second half, closing within 47-39 early, but that's as close as the Wildcats could come despite holding the Grizzlies scoreless during the final 3:36 of the game.
The Wildcats will be back in action on Saturday at 2 p.m., when they take a short trip north on I-15 to take on Idaho State (11-1 Big Sky, 19-6 overall) at Reed Gym.
* SAN FRANCISCO 71, NO. 23 BYU 64: At Provo, Jamie Katuna scored 21 points and Rheina Ale added 17 points and six rebounds as San Francisco upset No. 23 BYU at the Marriott Center.
Katy Keating had 14 points and made four 3-pointers for the Dons (5-22, 3-11 West Coast), who had lost 10 of its previous 11 contests.
Kristen Riley had 16 points and Haley Steed 15 for the Cougars (22-5, 10-3), who returned to the Top 25 this week but could have a short stay.