Hughey lifts Weber State past Idaho State 71-67

Lindsey Hughey scored a game-high 18 points and Weber State held on to defeat Idaho State 71-67 on Saturday night.

The victory was the fifth straight over the Bengals (5-12, 1-4 Big Sky) for the Wildcats (9-7, 3-2).

Freshman forward Byron Fulton, getting his first career start in place of injured Darin Mahoney, contributed 16 points and nine rebounds, including the final insurance basket, for Weber State.

Kyle Bullinger added 14 points and eight rebounds as Weber State extended its league winning streak to three.

Broderick Gilchrest scored 14 of his 16 points after halftime for Idaho State, which lost its fourth straight game in Big Sky play. Kenny McGowen had 14 points and Chase Grabau scored 13, making 4 of 5 3-pointers.