Weber State women’s basketball season ends with 1st-round loss to Northern Arizona

The 2020-21 season came to an end for Weber State womens basketball with the programs third straight first-round loss in the Big Sky Conference tournament. . . The No. 10 seed Wildcats lost the first quarter by 10 points and couldnt recover, falling 82-68 to the No. 7 Northern Arizona Lumberjacks on Monday at Idaho Central Arena in Boise. . . Sophomore forward Jadyn Matthews led Weber State 2-20 with 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting, adding six rebounds. . . Weber State held NAU scoreless for a period of 4 12 minutes during the 10-minute first quarter but only managed four points in that stretch, on a 3-pointer and a free throw from junior guard Aloma Solovi, to cut its deficit to 13-10. . . NAU ended the quarter on a 5-0 spurt, capped by a 3-pointer from JJ Nakai, and the resulting 22-12 advantage held up the rest of the way. . . Daryn Hickok totaled 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists for WSU. Solovi added 13 points and four boards, and Emma Torbert pitched in 12 points and seven rebounds. . . Mikiala Maio led NAU with 23 points and Nakai added 19. The Lumberjacks forced Weber into 19 turnovers while only surrendering six. . . The loss drops the Wildcats to a 12-71 mark in three seasons since hiring Velaida Harris as head coach, with a record of 7-51 in Big Sky regular-season contests. . . WSU honored two seniors on senior night, forwards Dominique Williams and Kayla Watkins. Outside of Williams, the Wildcats stand to return all of its rotation from this season.

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