Freshman Eric Stuteville continued his strong finish to the season, scoring a career-high 18 points, but the Sacramento State Hornets couldn’t stop the Weber State Wildcats from clinching a share of the Big Sky Conference regular-season title Thursday night. The Wildcats avenged a loss in Sacramento earlier this month with a 79-67 win at the Dee Events Center in Logan, Utah.
Stuteville is averaging 12.8 points over his last four games for the Hornets (13-13, 9-8 Big Sky), reaching double figures in three of those games. But the Wildcats (16-9, 13-4) opened the game on a 7-0 run and held off every run Sacramento State was able to put together. Weber State never trailed.
Stuteville also yanked down eight rebounds while Mikh McKinney led the Hornets with 21 points and nine assists.
Sacramento State was 27-for-59 (45.8 percent) overall, 4-for-12 (33.3 percent) from deep and 9-for-13 (69.2 percent) at the line. Weber State was 26-for-47 (55.3 percent), 7-for-16 (43.8 percent) and 20-for-28 (71.4 percent).
The Wildcats had a 36-25 edge on the glass, while the Hornets only committed eight turnovers, while Weber State had 14.
Sacramento State visits Idaho State on Saturday in its final regular-season road game at 6:05 p.m. Pacific.