With NBA prospect Joel Bolomboy leading the way, Weber State went on a 21-8 run to open the second half, then held off a Sacramento State comeback to win 85-74 Saturday night at the Nest.
The loss snapped the Hornets’ 11-game Big Sky Conference home winning streak dating to 2014.
Sac State trailed by 16 with 6:36 to play before rallying. The Hornets closed to 76-70 on Jeff Wu’s three-pointer with 3:06 to play before the Wildcats pulled away.
Eight NBA scouts watched Bolomboy, an agile 6-foot-9 senior forward projected as a second-round pick. Bolomboy, the No. 2 rebounder in NCAA Division I, had 19 points and 11 rebounds.
Weber State (13-5, 5-0) extended its winning streak to eight games.
Justin Strings and Marcus Graves had 23 points each for the Hornets (8-8, 1-4).
Weber State 77, Sacramento State 66 in Ogden, Utah – The Hornets led 30-18 after the first quarter but were outscored 24-4 in the second quarter, when they hit only 1 of 10 shots and had 10 turnovers.
The Wildcats (12-5, 4-1) had lost eight in a row to Sac State (6-10, 3-2). Margaret Huntington led the Hornets with 17 points.
Bee Sports staff