Game Notes: Montana State vs. Weber State
(Photo taken by Dustin Chapman)
By Dustin Chapman
First off, Weber State Weekly is incredibly sorry that we didn't bring you an instant reaction show after our biggest win of the season. We like to produce quality content, but sometimes life just gets in the way.
With that said, I wanted to just post some of my thoughts from the Montana State-Weber State game.
-It was a complete and balanced team effort. Nobody scored more than 20 points, and all Weber State starters, as well as Dillon Jones off the bench, were in double figures.
-Isiah Brown is the most complete player that I've seen in the Big Sky this season, and he is in line to become the conference MVP, in my opinion. I've been trying to think of a comparison for him, but it's difficult. He's not quite like Jerrick Harding. He can score, but he's probably a better facilitator than Harding was. Maybe he's like Jermaine Boyette? Eddie Gill? Either way, I sincerely hope that we get another year of Isiah Brown in a Weber State Uniform.
-We saw what the Weber State Weekly crew likes to term "Good Sigu" (Seikou Sisoho Jawara) last night. Some games we see Good Sigu and some games we see Bad Sigu. Last night, we definitely saw a Good Sigu game.
-Jones saw fewer minutes in the Idaho series than he did in the SUU series. His minutes had grown over the season and then a sharp decline in our games in Moscow. I'm not sure what was happening there, but he was back with a vengeance last night. "Do It All DJ" was in full effect and he was all over the place on offense and defense.
-Dontay Bassett had ZERO fouls until about 10:30 left in the second half, which was a vast improvement from previous games. Bassett had been struggling to stay on the court because of foul trouble, but he had that under control last night and the whole team benefitted from it.
-Speaking of Bassett, he's my MVP from the first game against Montana State. He hit two incredibly big threes and he kept the MSU bigs in foul trouble for much of the game, while he was able to avoid the ref's whistle. Great game from him.
-The Bobcats started hot and cooled down later in the first half, but that cool down was facilitated by the Wildcats upping their defensive game. From about eight minutes left in the first half through the rest of the game, Weber State put the clamps on MSU.
-The MSU big guys had no response for Weber State's big guys for almost the entire game.
-Michal Kozak continues to be a true team player and make the most of his minutes. He provided a needed spark in the 2nd half when he subbed in for Bassett.
Hopefully, we can see these trends continue and see Weber State get another win on Saturday!