WOMEN'S BASKETBALL STUMBLES AT NAU
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - The Sacramento State women's basketball team lost, 94-56, to Northern Arizona in a Big Sky Conference game on Saturday night at the Rolle Activity Center.
Alle Moreno (right) scored a game-high 20 points but the Hornets lost at NAU.
Northern Arizona avenged an earlier double-overtime loss to Sacramento State this season in The Nest.
The Hornets (8-14, 3-6 Big Sky) won their first road game of the season on Thursday at Weber State but could not build of that success at Northern Arizona. The Lumberjacks (7-14, 2-7) set a program record with 59 points in the first half en route to a 38-point victory.
Alle Moreno had 26 points and a conference game school record eight made 3-pointers at Weber State and followed that up with 20 points on 8-of-17 shooting (4-of-11 on 3-pointers) against Northern Arizona. Kylie Kuhns had 15 points but, with seven rebounds, was three boards short of a double-double. She still has an NCAA-best 17 double-doubles this season.
Northern Arizona was paced by Tyler Stephens-Jenkins' 18 points while Khyra Conerly and Amy Patton also scored in double figures.
Just over two minutes into the game, Sacramento State took a 6-4 lead on a Moreno jumper, but over the next 4:43, Northern Arizona went on a 22-4 run to take a 26-10 lead and never looked back.
Sacramento State shot 33.3 percent overall on 21-of-63 shooting, including 5-of-23 from 3-point range. The Hornets snagged 34 rebounds, committed 28 turnovers and had 13 assists. They went 9-of-14 at the free throw line.
Northern Arizona shot 47.5 percent from the field on 38-of-80 shooting, with 8-of-19 coming from beyond the arc. The Lumberjacks grabbed 58 rebounds - 24 more than the Hornets - and were pressured into 21 turnovers. They went 10-of-16 at the free throw line.
The Hornets play host to Eastern Washington and Northern Colorado next weekend at The Nest.