Jalen Carpenter goes up for the shot in the Wildcats' loss to Utah Valley earlier this season. Carpenter led WSU Thursday night with 14 points and eight rebounds.  (Michael Grennell / The Signpost)
Jalen Carpenter goes up for the shot in the Wildcats’ loss to Utah Valley earlier this season. Carpenter led WSU Thursday night with 14 points and eight rebounds.
(Michael Grennell / The Signpost)

The Weber State women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to three games on Thursday as the Wildcats beat Portland State 60-51.

“Any time we go on the road and get a win I’m going to be happy,” said WSU head coach Bethann Ord. “It was a scrappy game but a win is a win.”

After a close first period in which the Vikings led by two points going into halftime, the Wildcats came out shooting in the second half as they outscored the Vikings 31-20.

“The first half we were letting our defense dictate how we were playing,” Ord said. “We weren’t knocking down the shots we normally make but we stepped it up in the second half and fixed some of those little things.”

For the second time since beginning conference play, the Wildcats shot 40 percent from the floor on Thursday (21-52).

Junior Jalen Carpenter led the team with 14 points, while also pulling down a game-high eight rebounds.

Junior Regina Okoye scored eight points while also making three assists and two rebounds. Okoye continued her record-setting season as she recorded a game-high five steals in the win, bringing her nation-leading average up to 4.28 steals per game.

Senior Brianna Averette scored 11 points against PSU — her second double-digit scoring performance in her last three games — and freshman Jocelyn Adams scored four points and pulled down five rebounds in her first career start.

The Wildcats (8-10, 3-4 conference) continue their West Coast road trip on Saturday when they face off against conference leading Sacramento State (8-10, 6-1 conference).

Weber State has lost their last seven games against Sacramento State. The last time they won at Sacramento State was in 2008 when they beat the Hornets 77-46.

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