The Weber State women's basketball team will close the season with a road trip to Portland State and Eastern Washington Thursday (8 p.m.) and Saturday (3 p.m.) for the Big Sky Conference games.
The Wildcats are led by freshman forward Jalen Carpenter who averages eight points per game. Freshman forward Kalie Matthews has climbed to fourth in the Big Sky in rebounding, averaging 7.4 boards per game.
Matthews had a record week on the glass, pulling down a career-high 15 rebounds on Thursday night against Sacramento State then topping that career-high with 17 rebounds on Saturday against Northern Arizona.
Freshman guard Regina Okoye continues to spearhead the Wildcats' defensive effort with a Big Sky-high 2.8 steals per game.
Portland State is 10th in the Big Sky standings, and is 5-7 at home in league play.
The Vikings are led by Courtney VanBrocklin who averages 14.7 points per game, second in scoring average in the Big Sky. The Vikings are a completely different team from the last time these two teams played. Portland State enters its matchup with Weber State on a five-game losing streak while the Wildcats enter the game on a 46-game losing streak.
Eastern Washington sits in a third-place tie with Idaho State at 12-6 in conference play.
The Eagles' leading scorer is Lexie Nelson who puts up 12.9 points per game in conference play and 13.9 points per game overall.
Thursday night's game in Portland State will tipoff at 8 p.m. Mountain Time while Saturday's game time is set for 3 p.m.
* WSU WOMEN 13TH: At Sedona, Ariz., Kelsey Chugg continued her stellar play over the weekend, finishing in a tie for second on the overall leaderboard, guiding the Wildcats to a 13th place finish at the Red Rocks Invitational.
Chugg shot a tournament-best 71 in the opening round, and closed with a 76 on Sunday, finishing only a single shot back of individual medalist Clariss Guce of Cal State Northridge.
As a team, the Wildcats shot rounds of 317 and 319 for a total of 636, finishing toward the middle of the 21-team field.
Toledo shot a final round 301 to finish at 605 and overtake Cal State Northridge for the team title. Northridge finished second, four shots back, while Southern Utah was another three shots back at 312 in third place.
Amanda Snyder and Sara Federico each shot 162 for the Wildcats, tying for 58th place, and Kristie Jensen shot 167 to tie for 80th.
* WSU FALLS TO GONZAGA: At Boise, Idaho, the Weber State men's tennis team jumped out to an early lead against Gonzaga on Sunday, winning all three doubles matches, but the tables were turned in singles play, with the 'Zags winning five matches for a 5-2 win.
Jakub Gewert and Todd Fought handily defeated Pablo Mosquera Perez and Alvaro Nazal 8-2 in the No. 2 match to get things going for Weber State.
Ryan Garner and Anthony Trabert followed with an 8-5 win over Hayden Smith and Vicente Varas at No. 3, and Oliver Good and Caio Poitena finished off the doubles sweep with a tight 8-7 win over Olivier Jamin and Vladimir Mijatovic in the No. 1 match.
In singles, the Wildcats dropped a trio of three set matches, and only Garner was able to win a point for WSU. Garner took down Mijatovic 6-3, 7-6 in the No. 5 match for the team's second, and final, point of the day.
Weber State drops to 4-7 overall with the loss.