OGDEN -- A late 20-1 Northern Colorado run boosted the Bears to a 65-47 win over Weber State in Big Sky Conference women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Dee Events Center.
Weber State is now 0-12 in league play, 0-21 overall, suffering its 40th consecutive defeat spanning the past two seasons.
The Wildcats had two players in double-digit scoring, and led by four points in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome Lauren Oosdyke and the Bears. Oosdyke finished with a game-high 22 points to offest Jalen Carpenter's 14 points and Kalie Matthews' 13 for the Wildcats.
Matthews was two rebounds away from her second double-double in as many games. Her eight boards led the Wildcats. Oosdyke also led the game in rebounds with nine.
Northern Colorado dominated in the paint, outrebounding Weber State 42-26, and outscoring the 'Cats in the paint 44-28.
The Wildcats enjoyed one of their best shooting halves of the season, shooting 38.5 percent in the first half. Trailing by juar two points at halftime, the 'Cats hung with the Bears through most of the second half.
But, with just over ten minutes left, the Wildcats went cold while the Bears caught fire. Over the next six and a half minutes, the Bears went on a 20-1 run to pull away.
Weber State took care of the ball better, turning it over 18 times to the Bears' 20 turnovers. The Wildcats' defense continued to improve, forcing those 20 turnovers.
The Wildcats will hit the hardwood only once next week, at Southern Utah on Thursday at 7 p.m.