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College basketball: Weber State beats Sacramento State to clinch share of Big Sky title

Published February 28, 2014 5:12 pm

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Ogden • Davion Berry scored 20 points to lead Weber State to a 79-67 victory over Sacramento State on Thursday night to give the Wildcats at least a share of the Big Sky Conference title.

With a win Saturday over Northern Arizona, Weber State will clinch the conference championship and will host the Big Sky Tournament March 13-15.

"I was really pleased with our effort tonight," said Wildcats coach Randy Rahe. "We got off to a good start offensively which was important to us. It was a big win for us and I'm proud of what we have accomplished. We are excited to have a share of the title but we still want to be greedy and clinch the title and home court."

The Wildcats (16-9, 13-4) shot 55 percent from the field and held the Hornets to 45 percent shooting. WSU also outrebounded Sacramento State 36-25 and recorded 19 assists

Montana State 77, Southern Utah 72 (OT) • In Bozeman, Stephan Holm scored 22 points and hit a key 3-pointer in overtime to lift Montana State past Southern Utah.

Paul Egwuonwu made a free throw, scoring the first point in overtime to give Montana State a 63-62 lead. Holm then hit a trey, giving MSU a four-point lead, 66-62 with 2:27 remaining. A.J. Hess scored two free throws to pull Southern Utah with 66-64.

Montana State's Flavien Davis then scored three points to spark an 11-8 run to seal it for the Bobcats.

Holm was 8 of 12 from the field, including five 3-pointers. Davis finished with 18 points and Egwuonwu added 12 points for Montana State (14-14, 9-8 Big Sky), which finished 30 of 41 (73.2 percent) from the line. —

Weber State 79, Sac. St. 67

SACRAMENTO STATE (13-13)

Demps 4-8 1-2 9, Mills 3-6 0-0 8, Tiffin 0-0 0-0 0, Garrity 2-10 1-2 5, McKinney 8-16 4-6 21, Rada 0-0 0-0 0, Barlett 0-1 0-0 0, Quigley 0-0 0-0 0, Groom 0-0 0-0 0, Salley 2-4 2-2 6, Hornsby 0-2 0-0 0, Stuteville 8-12 1-1 18.

Totals 27-59 9-13 67

WEBER STATE (16-9)

Berry 5-11 9-11 20, Bolomboy 5-7 3-5 13, Tresnak 8-9 2-2 18, Richardson 1-4 0-2 3, Senglin 4-7 2-4 13, Gittens 1-3 0-0 3, Fulton 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Hill 2-5 4-4 9.

Totals 26-47 20-28 79.

Halftime—Weber St. 41-34. 3-Point Goals—Sacramento St. 4-12 (Mills 2-3, Stuteville 1-1, McKinney 1-2, Hornsby 0-1, Demps 0-1, Garrity 0-4), Weber St. 7-16 (Senglin 3-6, Hill 1-1, Berry 1-2, Gittens 1-2, Richardson 1-4, Williams 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Sacramento St. 25 (Stuteville 8), Weber St. 36 (Bolomboy 14). Assists—Sacramento St. 12 (McKinney 9), Weber St. 19 (Berry 11). Total Fouls—Sacramento St. 22, Weber St. 15. A—7,886.