Dec. 18, 2004
ORLANDO, Fla. -
Shelby Weber records her first career double-double scoring a career high 13 points and grabbing a career high 12 rebounds as UCF defeated Colgate in game one of the Christmas Classic 83-69. The Knights improved to 3-5 on the season while the Raiders fell to 3-6.
Weber also had eight blocks against Colgate. The eight blocks were good enough to place Weber second for blocks in a game. She surpassed current teammate Ali Roberts who was listed second and third for six and seven blocks in a game. Meg Schuler set the record with 11 blocks in 1982 against Livingston.
UCF had five players in double digits. Roberts scored 18 to lead the team while Weber and Celeste Hudson each had 13 and Francine Houston and Claudia Johnson had 11 apiece. Hudson tied her assist record with seven.
During the first half, the Knights took an early lead when Shayla Smith scored the first field goal with just 59 ticks off of the clock. The Raiders took the lead with 6:49 left in the first half but the Knights regained control of the game 40 seconds later when Roberts netted a layup.
The teams went into halftime with UCF up 45-33. In the first 20 minutes, Weber had scored just seven points and grabbed only three rebounds while Roberts had scored just seven of her 18.
For Colgate, Emily Braseth and Allison Lipinski had netted 15 points apiece. Chigozie Ozor was also in double digits for the Raiders with 10 points of her own.
As a team, UCF shot .458 from the field, .474 from behind the three-point line and .714 from the charity stripe. Colgate shot .397 from the field, .278 from behind the arc and .545 from the free throw line.
UCF will take on FIU Sunday, December 19 at 3:00 p.m. following Marshall and Colgate at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are still available for Sunday's game. Adults are $5. Youth age 17 and under and seniors age 55 and older pay $3. Children under five and UCF students with a valid UCF student I.D. are admitted free. Tickets for all Golden Knights women's basketball games are available at the door and by calling (407) UCF-GOLD.