SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State senior forward
Both players had a large role in helping lead the Hornets to their second most wins (14) in the program's Div. I era (1991-pres.) while also matching their most league wins (8) since joining the Big Sky in 1996-97. Sacramento State finished in a three-way tie for sixth place in the league standings with a 14-15 overall record and 8-12 league mark. The top seven teams in the 11-member league qualify for the Big Sky Tournament, and the Hornets lost out on the tiebreaker, ending their season over the weekend.
Dickson, who was the team's lone fourth-year senior, led the Hornets with an average of 12.8 points to go along with 5.7 rebounds and 0.9 blocked shots per game while shooting .405 (133-328) from the field and .758 (75-99) from the free throw line. The San Francisco native scored in double figures a team-high 21 times this season while also leading the team in rebounding on 11 occasions.
Dickson never missed a game during his four-year career, playing in 115 straight contests, including 90 starts. In fact, the 115 games played ties him for the most in program history. He also scored in double figures 73 times, and among Sacramento State's all-time leaders, he ranks third in blocked shots (100), fifth in points scored (1,313) and seventh in rebounding (508). He raised his scoring average every year of his career, from 9.7 ppg as a freshman, to 10.9 as a sophomore and 12.4 as a junior.
Garrity received honorable mention honors for the second straight season after averaging 11.6 points, 5.1 assists, 0.9 steals and 33.8 minutes per game while shooting .443 (98-221) from the field, .408 (42-103) from the three-point line and .861 (87-101) from the free throw line. The Huntington Beach, Calif., native scored in double figures 18 times, led the team in scoring on nine occasions, and paced the team in assists on 25 occasions.
Overall, among league leaders, Garrity ranked first in assists per game, second in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.2-to-1), third in both free throw percentage and minutes per game, 11th in three-point percentage and tied for 11th in three-pointers made (1.5 per game). Despite being a sophomore, Garrity has already racked up 336 career assists which is the fourth best mark in school history. and sophomore point guard were both named honorable mention all-Big Sky Conference today by the league's coaches.