IDAHO STATE JUMPS OUT TO BIG LEAD, NEVER LOOKS BACK IN DEFEATING WOMEN'S BASKETBALL
POCATELLO, Idaho - Idaho State opened the game on a 20-2 run and never looked back while defeating the Sacramento State women's basketball team, 62-45, in a Big Sky Conference game Saturday evening at Holt Arena.
Sacramento State, which went to the free throw line just once during the entire game, was outrebounded by the Bengals, 39-22. The Hornets shot 38.5 percent (20-52) from the field as Sephora Scoubes, Michelle St. Clair and Rexanne Rodriguez each played all 40 minutes.
With the victory, Idaho State set a new school record with its 11th win in a row and is now 15-4 overall and a perfect 8-0 in the Big Sky Conference. Sacramento State dropped to 3-15 and 1-7 in the conference.
The Hornets were led in the contest by Scoubes' team-high 20 points while Torilynn Boyd finished with 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds. St. Clair finished with nine points, marking the first time in the last six games the senior has not scored in double figures.
Idaho State's Mandi Carver finished with team-highs in points (20) and rebounds (10) while Sarah Nelson finished with eight points. The Bengals shot 43.6 percent (24-55) from the field and hit 8-of-10 shots from the free throw line.
After trailing, 44-23, at halftime, Sacramento State outscored Idaho State in the second stanza, 22-18. Trailing by a game-high 29 points, the Hornets finished out the final 11:14 of the contest on an 18-6 run.
Sophomore Rexanne Rodriguez finished the game with eight assists and now has 97 for the season, moving her into fifth all-time on the Sacramento State single-season list.
The Hornets finish out their three-game road trip next week as they face Montana (Thursday, Feb. 8) and Montana State (Friday, Feb. 9) on back-to-back days.