Weber State basketball: Wildcats rally to eke past Dayton
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Dayton, Ohio • Kyle Tresnak scored 16 points and Scott Bamforth added 15 as Weber State rallied from a seven-point deficit, then held off Dayton 62-61 Wednesday.

Trailing 27-20, the Wildcats (2-2) went on a 16-2 run, with Bamforth scoring eight straight points in the spree, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Dayton (4-2) used a 7-0 spurt to tie it at 38, but couldn't pull ahead until a Josh Benson three-point play with 2:34 to go made it 57-56.

Tresnak knotted the game with a free throw, then Bamforth hit a 3 with 1:26 remaining. Benson trimmed the deficit to 60-59 with two free throws, which Bamforth matched with 8 seconds left. Devin Oliver made a layup with 1 second remaining for the final margin as the Flyers saw their three-game winning streak end.

Kevin Dillard led Dayton with 18 points and Benson had 17 in the first meeting between the programs.

Tresnak and Bamforth both had season highs in points, and Tresnak added a season-high seven rebounds.

Weber State freshman Joel Bolomboy scored seven points and added a game-high 10 rebounds. —

Weber State 62, Dayton 61

WEBER ST. (2-2) • Otis 1-3 0-0 2, Berry 3-7 1-2 9, Tresnak 6-10 4-5 16, Bamforth 4-9 4-4 15, Richardson 2-4 2-2 8, Wheelwright 1-4 0-0 3, Bolomboy 3-6 1-3 7, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Hajek 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 21-47 12-16 62.

DAYTON (4-2) • Oliver 5-10 3-5 13, Robinson 1-5 0-0 2, Benson 4-8 9-11 17, Dillard 6-16 4-4 18, Sanford 3-13 0-0 6, Price 0-0 0-0 0, Pierre 1-2 1-2 3, Gavrilovic 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 21-57 17-22 61. Halftime • Dayton 25-20.

3-Point Goals • Weber St. 8-17 (Bamforth 3-7, Richardson 2-2, Berry 2-4, Wheelwright 1-4), Dayton 2-8 (Dillard 2-5, Sanford 0-3). Fouled Out • None. Rebounds • Weber St. 36 (Bolomboy 10), Dayton 31 (Benson, Oliver 9). Assists • Weber St. 17 (Bamforth, Berry, Otis, Richardson, Wheelwright 3), Dayton 10 (Dillard 4). Total Fouls • Weber St. 21, Dayton 16. A • 12,176.