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Weber State women’s basketball rallies from big deficit, then falls at Utah State

By BRETT HEIN - Standard-Examiner | Nov 17, 2023

Weber State women’s basketball rallied from 18 points down in the second quarter to tie the game midway through the third but couldn’t get over the hump, ultimately trailing from start to finish in a 72-62 loss Friday night at Utah State.

Junior guard Kendra Parra led Weber State (0-4) with 22 points. After WSU got down 31-13, Parra erupted for 12 second-quarter points and senior Laura Taylor added eight (each hit two 3-pointers in the frame) to make it a 42-35 margin at halftime.

The run continued in the third quarter. Parra bookended a 9-2 run with a 3-pointer to start and a layup to finish, tying the game 48-48 with 4:45 left in the quarter.

Kaiija Lesane knocked down a 3 to start the fourth quarter but Weber State wouldn’t hit a field goal the rest of the game, finishing 0 of its last 12.

Neither team scored for 3 1/2 minutes before two Ashton Adamson free throws got WSU to a 59-58 deficit with 5:48 remaining, but Weber State couldn’t overcome its lack of field goals from that point.

Cheyenne Stubbs led Utah State (2-2) with 18 points. The Aggies finished 25 of 43 (58%) from the field.

Weber State shot 9 of 11 from the floor in the second quarter but 11 of 44 in the other three quarters.

The Wildcats next play two games in a Thanksgiving tournament hosted by the University of San Diego. WSU plays host San Diego on Nov. 24 and either UNLV or UC Santa Barbara on Nov. 25.


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