Weber State at Eastern Washington Women’s Basketball Recap

Weber State at Eastern Washington Women’s Basketball Recap

by Zachary Knecht

Featured Image: Photo by Weber State Athletics

Weber State at Eastern Washington Women’s Basketball Recap

Weber State Eastern Washington Recap

The Weber State Wildcats were utterly dominated in Eastern Washington, falling to the Eagles 64-31. The high from their last win only lasted so long before having, by far, the worst offensive outing of their season.

The Wildcats (6-22) only have one more shot at a road conference win, officially clinching the bottom seed in the Big Sky (2-14); the Eagles (16-10), on the other hand, grab a much-needed win at home to stay in the thick of the conference seeding, holding out as the fourth seed (9-7).

Team Leaders

Jadyn Matthews had the only serviceable performance for the Wildcats. Her 12 points were a team-high, shooting five of 12 from the field and hitting two of her four free-throw attempts. Matthews rebounded the ball well, snagging seven boards in the contest, and added two assists and two steals to her stat line. Without a clear-cut second option for Matthews, Weber State sorely misses their main producer, Daryn Hickok.

The Eagles had a few solid offensive outings from their starters like Jamie Loera and Jaleesa Lawrence, but none quite had the night of Aaliyah Alexander. Eastern Washington’s freshman guard got the better of Weber State yet again, scoring 20 with four rebounds, two assists, and one steal. She was as efficient as ever, hitting eight of 12 from the field and four of six from three. Alexander has established herself as a premier scorer for her team and has all the time in the world to continue to develop into a star.

A Night to Forget

Let’s keep this short and sweet, Thursday night’s outing was as bad as it gets for the Wildcats. After winning in their previous home game, there was hope this team found better footing to, at the very least, compete with their Big Sky foes, but this loss is completely demoralizing.

Weber State couldn’t find a shot all night, shooting 22.2% from the field and hitting zero of their 14 attempts from three. While the roster struggles to convert shots, finding no success from three is baffling whether or not they experienced tough conditions as the away team. The ‘Cats lost the rebounding battle 47-33, turning the ball over 17 times en route to their most painful loss of the season.

There weren’t any noteworthy positives in the blowout loss outside of their ten steals. The Eagles shot 40.4% from the field and 38.1% from three. Eastern Washington did everything you could need as a hosting team late in the season, and with some more pieces coming together in the final stretch, they are poised to make noise in the Big Sky tournament.

What’s to Come

The Wildcats continue on the road for their final away game of the season, going to Idaho to take on the Vandals on Saturday.


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Jadyn Matthews, F12725-120-132
Kaiija Lesane, G7403-90-223
Laura Taylor, G2401-50-329
Vicky Parra, F1600-60-018
Aaliyah Ellis, G1200-60-118
Ava Williams, G4312-40-015
Tamalii Fonoti, C2201-40-012
Charlotte Hegvold, G2110-30-226
Amelia Raidaveta, F0000-00-03
Nakilah Johnson, G0200-40-412
Emri Lovell, G0100-10-112
Team Total3133412-540-14
Eastern Washington StartersPTSREBASTFG3PTMIN
Aaliyah Alexander, G20428-124-625
Jamie Loera, G12763-81-230
Jaleesa Lawrence, G10703-72-329
Milly Knowles, PF2411-40-023
Gabby Jung, G2601-30-120
Camille Jentzch, PF6602-51-217
Jacinta Buckley, G6403-70-212
Ella Gallatin, G4101-30-29
Alexis Pettis, PG2401-70-219
Addison Hall, SF0020-10-13
Andie Zylak, PG0100-00-013
Team Total64471123-578-21

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