Jeremy Senglin goes up for the shot in a game against Northern Arizona University earlier this season. Senglin scored a career-high 30 points against the Bengals on Saturday.  (Source: Weber State Athletics)
Jeremy Senglin goes up for the shot in a game against Northern Arizona University earlier this season. Senglin scored a career-high 30 points against the Bengals on Saturday.
(Source: Weber State Athletics)

Jeremy Senglin scored a career-high 30 points for the Weber State University men’s basketball team Saturday night as the Wildcats came away with the win against Idaho State 70-63 in Pocatello.

“I was really proud of our guys tonight,” WSU head coach Randy Rahe said. “We fought really hard and were able to find a way to win. We found some ways to get some good stops and were able to knock down some free throws. Jeremy was terrific tonight. He was able to draw some fouls and get to the line and had a great game.”

The Wildcats got off to a quick start against the Bengals as Richaud Gittens opened up the scoring. The Wildcats continued to control the first half, maintaining a lead for the majority of it before the Bengals went on an 11-6 run to tie up the game.  Then the Wildcats went on a run of their own, going into the half with a 32-27 lead.

The team was able to maintain that lead for the entire second half, with their largest lead being at seven points. Towards the end of the game, the Bengals were able to narrow the gap and bring the game to two points when Richaud Gittens made a three-point shot to seal the win for the Wildcats.

The team shot 43 percent from the field, with the majority of their points coming from within the paint. The team was able to produce 28 rebounds and were able to capitalize on fouls as they shot 21-26 (80 percent) from the free throw line. The Wildcats also had eight steals and five blocked shots on the night.

Senglin was the star of the game for the Wildcats and finished the game 7-8 shooting from the field, including 2-3 from the three-point line. He was also 14-15 from the free throw line and added two assists and two steals.

Senglin has gone 12 straight games scoring more than 10 points, and is the first Wildcat since Damian Lillard to score 30 points or more in a single game.

The rest of the team also produced results on this road trip. Joel Bolomboy had a solid performance and finished with 14 points and a team-high 11 rebounds to go along with four blocked shots. Chris Golden also had a solid performance with 14 points and three blocked three-pointers.

The Wildcats are now 10-12 on the season (5-6 Big Sky Conference). The team returns home this week as they face off against in-state rival Southern Utah at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Northern Arizona  at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets start at $5 for the general public and entrance is free for students with their Wildcat ID.

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