OGDEN -- Career nights and a 37-point improvement weren't quite enough for the 'Cats.
Senior Kia Rhodes tallied a career-high 15 points, but it wasn't enough as the Wildcats fell to Sacramento State 63-57 on Thursday in Big Sky Conference action at the Dee Events Center.
The Wildcats hung around all game until the Hornets pulled away in the last two minutes.
Kalie Matthews also had a career-high, pulling down 15 rebounds in the loss.
The loss was Weber State's 45th in a row, a Big Sky record, breaking the previous record which was set by Sacramento State.
Matthews' 15 boards was only topped by Sacramento State forward Kylie Kuhns, who pulled down 20 boards.
The Wildcats outrebounded Sacramento State, 46-44. Weber State's stellar performance on the glass kept WSU in the game.
"It felt really good to outrebound them," Matthews said. "It's a pride thing. We've been really working hard on boxing out and it finally paid off a little bit tonight."
3-point shooting was another advantage that helped the Wildcats hang with a team that beat them in Sacramento by 43 points. The Wildcats hit eight 3-pointers in the game. The Hornets made just one.
The Wildcats put heavy emphasis to the transition game. Sacramento State runs a full-court press and tries to get opponents to take quick, bad shots. Weber State coach Bethann Ord was pleased with the way that her team responded to the pressure.
"We really worked on being composed against the press," Ord said. "I thought we did a really good job of taking good shots, even though we did turn it over a lot more than we should have."
Weber State turned it over 20 times to the Hornets' 16 turnovers.
Weber State will host Northern Arizona on Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Dee Events Center, its final home game of the season and Senior Night for Rhodes.