by Zachary Knecht
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Weber State Northern Colorado Recap
The Weber State Wildcats were utterly dominated in Northern Colorado, falling to the Bears 88-54 Monday. The ‘Cats looked lost all night, coming down from the high of their last thrilling victory in Idaho State.
The Wildcats drop back to .500 at 12-12, remaining third in the Big Sky at 7-4; the Bears improve to 8-16 on the year, climbing to 3-9 in the conference.
Over/under: 142 Push
The only noteworthy performance from Weber State was that of Dillon Jones. The star forward had a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double but struggled to create points all night. He shot four of 12 from the field, including sinking only one of his seven attempts from the three-point line. He had a night from the free-throw line, though, hitting all six of his tries.
The Bears had a few impressive performances. While Dalton Knecht did not lead the team in points as he has all season, he had a serviceable 16-point, seven-rebound game, with Daylen Kountz nearly matching his line with one less rebound. Riley Abercrombie was lethal for Northern Colorado, scoring 21 points all from beyond the arch. The forward hit seven of his eight tries, dismantling Weber State’s defense.
There isn’t much to say for the Wildcats and their Monday night game. Simply, nothing worked for them. They shot poorly from any capacity, were dominated in terms of rebounds, didn’t move the ball well, and couldn’t seem to get anything going throughout the night. They even shot below 50% from the free-throw line, which sums up how their night went.
Northern Colorado sports the worst defense in the Big Sky, allowing 77.2 PPG, so it is a shame the ‘Cats couldn’t take more advantage of a feeble opponent. They need to put this game behind them and collect themselves, especially since they return home Thursday night.
What’s to Come
The Wildcats will return to the Dee Events Center Thursday to take on the Montana State Bobcats in a heavyweight matchup of the conference’s top teams.
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|Weber State Starters||PTS||REB||AST||FG||3PT||MIN|
|Dillon Jones, F||15||10||1||4-12||1-7||32|
|Dyson Koehler, F||10||2||0||3-6||1-4||23|
|Steven Verplancken Jr., G||9||4||3||4-11||1-5||30|
|Alex Tew, C||7||5||1||3-7||0-0||22|
|KJ Cunnignham, G||2||1||2||1-5||0-3||26|
|Daniel Rouzan, F||6||5||0||3-5||0-0||9|
|Zahir Porter, G||4||1||0||2-6||0-2||19|
|Cole Lake, G||1||0||0||0-1||0-1||3|
|Louie Jordan, F||0||1||0||0-1||0-0||12|
|Handje Tamba, C||0||1||0||0-0||0-0||5|
|Keith Dinwiddie Jr., G||0||0||0||0-1||0-0||7|
|Junior Ballard, G||0||0||0||0-2||0-1||12|
|Northern Colorado Starters||PTS||REB||AST||FG||3PT||MIN|
|Riley Abercrombie, F||21||7||0||7-8||7-8||23|
|Dalton Knecht, G||16||7||2||6-14||2-5||26|
|Daylen Kountz, G||16||6||4||7-12||0-2||31|
|Matt Johnson II, G||11||5||3||4-9||1-4||27|
|Brock Wisne, F||8||4||0||4-4||0-0||20|
|Bryce Kennedy, F||3||2||1||0-0||0-0||3|
|Caleb Shaw, G||3||1||1||1-3||0-1||19|
|Dawson Mohr, G||3||0||0||1-1||1-1||3|
|Jalen Page, G||3||0||0||1-1||1-1||3|
|Theo Hughes, C||2||4||1||1-2||0-0||11|
|Langston Reynolds, G||2||2||2||1-1||0-0||15|
|Juju Ramirez, F||0||1||2||0-0||0-0||6|
|Jamel Melvin, F||0||1||0||0-0||0-0||3|
|Connor Creech, G||0||1||1||0-0||0-0||10|