WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO WEBER STATE
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento State women’s basketball team fell in conference action to the Weber State Wildcats, 77-46, on Thu. Jan 24 at the Hornets Nest.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 4-14 overall, 2-4 in Big Sky Conference play, while the Wildcats improve to 8-10, 2-4 in the Big Sky.
Weber State came out of the gates on fire from beyond the three-point arc, making four of their first five attempts from the field, all from three, to take an early 12-1 lead. The Hornets would cut the lead to eight at 14-6 with 15:09 remaining in the half, but it would mark the closest they would get the remainder of the game.
The three-point barrage was not done, however, as the Wildcats made five more in the half, finishing the first stanza 9-of-18 from three, in route to a 42-21 halftime advantage. For the Hornets, freshman Emily Christensen (El Dorado Hills, Calif.) led the way at intermission with six points on 2-of-2 shooting from beyond the arc, while Weber State had three players in double figures at the break, Sara Tuomi (13), Caitlin Anderson (12), and Ali Thorderson (10).
The second half saw Weber State continue to out muscle the Hornets, as they extended the lead to as many as 34 in the half before recording the 31 point victory. In the second half, the Wildcats held the Hornets to 7-of-32 shooting (21.9 percent), while extending their rebounding advantage to plus eight.
Sophomore Darla Bishop (Fairfield, Calif.) scored six of her career-high nine points in the second half, while collecting a career-high six rebounds. Fellow sophomore Charday Hunt (Oregon City, Ore.) also added nine points, which included a 7-of-10 performance from the foul line, while Christensen finished with eight points and three rebounds, all on the offensive end, in a team-high 26 minutes off the bench.
Weber State was led by a 25 point, 10 rebound performance by Toumi, while Thorderson also recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.
The Hornets return to action at the Hornets Nest on Sat. Jan 26 as they host Idaho State at 1:05 p.m on “Pack the House Day.” Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., as kids are invited to come early and make signs supporting their favorite Hornet players, as Sacramento State fans will attempt to set a new attendance record. The game will be followed by a kids clinic for ages 13 and under, presented by Pepsi, led by the Hornet coaching staff and the team.