Spartans Lose Heartbreaker At Weber State

 Ogden, Utah - Weber State's Mikell Woodfield hit a jumper in the paint with 2.3 seconds to play to give the Wildcats (1-7) a 69-67 win over the San Jose State Spartans women's basketball team on Saturday night. 

 A Brittany Johnson layup with 1:29 to go gave the Spartans (1-7) a 67-66 lead. Laura Palmere then hit one of two free throws to tie the game with 1:09 to play.  With 22 seconds to go Weber State's Justine Johnson missed two free throws.  The Spartans got the rebound and on their next possession Ta'Rea Cunnigan was fouled.

Cunnigan went to the line with 14 seconds to play and a chance to give the Spartans the lead, but missed the front end of a one-and-one.  Weber State drove the length of the court and missed a jumper with five seconds to play.  The rebound came right to Woodfield in the paint.   She laid it in for the go-ahead score.  San Jose State had one last chance, but a length of the court pass was tipped away.

The Spartans led by as many as 18 points in the first half and took a 41-25 lead into the locker room.  Brittany Johnson, who finished the night with 24 points and 13 rebounds had 12 and 10 in the first 20 minutes.  Sara Plavljanin had 10 points at the half and finished with 16 and four steals.

San Jose State kept their advantage in double digits until there was 12:03 to play.  Over the next five minutes Weber State outscored the Spartans 18-to-4 and went from a nine-point deficit, 53-45, to a four-point lead at 62-57 with 7:14 to play.

The Spartans trailed by as many as six points before retaking the lead at 67-66 with 1:29 to play.

Myesha Broaden got the first double-double of her career in the loss.  She had 10 points and 12 rebounds.  Ta'Rea Cunnigan also had 10 points.

Weber State was led by Megan Patterson's 20 points including 15 in the second half.  Jordan Pfau picked up 15 and Amanda Hughes added 13. 

The Spartans return to action on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 in Northridge, Calif., when they take on the Cal State Northridge Matadors.  Tipoff is set for 7:00 p.m.