OGDEN — Four at home.
The Weber State women’s basketball team returns home for four straight games at the Dee Events Center, starting on Thursday when first-place Montana State (13-4, 7-1) comes to town in Big Sky Conference action.
The home stand will continue with Saturday’s matchup with second-place Montana (12-5, 6-2). Beyond that are games with North Dakota and Northern Colorado.
Weber State and coach Bethann Ord are looking for their first win of the season, and it will be tough sledding against the two best teams in the conference.
The Wildcats — losers of 36 straight games spanning two seasons — are coming off a pair of road losses at Northern Arizona and Sacramento State.
Thursday night will be Military Appreciation Night at the Dee Events Center. Members of the Military can show their military I.D. for complimentary admission to the game. Game time is 7 p.m.
Saturday’s afternoon’s game will be the Breast Cancer Awareness game. Wear pink for complimentary admission and to honor those fighting or who have fought breast cancer.
Weber State’s leading scorer is Jalen Carpenter who averages 8.9 points per game. She is also the team’s leading rebounder at seven boards per game. Freshman forward Kalie Matthews averages 6.7 rebounds per game.
The Wildcats will have to be solid in the paint with two ofthe best rebounding teams in the conference coming to Ogden.
Montana State is second-best defensive rebounding team inthe Big Sky at 27.6 per game. The Bobcats are also the second-best shooting team in the conference, shooting 41.3 percent per game.
Montana State is led by senior forward Rachel Semansky, who averages 14.1 points per game.
Montana comes into the weekend boasting the league’s best scoring margin and turnover margin. The Grizzlies are led by senior guard Kenzie De Boer, who scores 13.6 points per game.