Weber State Basketball Drops Road Contest To Tarleton State

Nov 29, 2022, 8:33 PM | Updated: 8:41 pm
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(Courtesy of Weber State Athletics)
(Courtesy of Weber State Athletics)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Weber State Wildcats struggled on the defensive end as they fell on the road to Tarleton State 75-65 on Tuesday night in Texas.

Dillon Jones led Weber State with 16 points and 11 rebounds on 4-of-10 shooting from the field against Tarleton State. Junior Ballard dropped 14 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the three-point line. KJ Cunningham added 10 points off the bench.

As a team, Weber State shot 40% from the field, 35% from the three-point line, and 19-for-22 from the free-throw line. A big issue for the Wildcats was committing 22 turnovers, while Tarleton State had just 13 miscues.

The rest of the scoring for Weber State included nine points from Alex Tew, eight points from Steven Verplancken Jr., six points from Zahir Porter, and two points from Dyson Koehler.

Weber State went on a 14-1 run midway through the second half and held the lead but the Texans took the lead back.

Weber State Struggles Defensively In Loss To Tarleton State

Four Tarleton State players scored in double figures, including three players off the bench. Lue Williams led the Texans with 16 points and four rebounds. Freddy Hicks poured in 14 points, eight rebounds, and three assists. Javontae Hopkins dropped 11 points, two rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Coreyoun Rushin added 10 points, five rebounds, and three assists on 4-for-6 shooting from the field.

As a team, the Texans shot 52% from the field, 45% from beyond the arc, and 20-for-35 from the foul line.

Weber State dropped their record to 2-5 on the season and has lost their last two games. Their wins came against Western Colorado and Abilene Christian. The Wildcats’ losses came against Washington, Colorado State, UC Riverside, Wright State, and Tarleton State.

Weber State will return home to face Utah Tech on Saturday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m. MT on ESPN+ and 103.1 FM “The Wave.” The Wildcats will then hit the road for a quick trip to California Baptist on Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. MT.

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