Weber St. 89, Western St., Colo. 62

Published Nov. 25, 2009 4:16 a.m. EST

Damian Lillard scored 18 of his game-high 20 points in the second half Tuesday night to lead Weber State to an 89-62 win over Western State, Colo. Steve Panos, who finished with 14 points, scored five early in the second half for the Wildcats (1-3). Lillard ended the stretch with a 3-pointer to give the Wildcats a 43-39 lead less than three minutes into the half. Dan Biber opened the second half with a 3-pointer to give the Division IIMountaineers (2-1) a 39-31 lead, but after that the Wildcats went on a 35-6 run over the next 10 minutes. Western State got its first lead of the game when Alex Hart's long jumper gave the Mountaineers a 9-7 advantage. The lead changed hands eight times before the end of the half, with the Mountaineers leading 36-31 at the break. Hart led Western State with 12 points.