WOMEN'S HOOPS SUFFERS DEFEAT AT PSU
Natasha Torgerson added to her conference-best block total at Portland State.
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Sacramento State women's basketball team lost a 92-74 decision at Portland State on Thursday night in a Big Sky Confernece game inside the Stott Center.
The Hornets slide to 3-19 (0-9 Big Sky) after the loss while the Vikings improve to 12-9 (5-3) with the victory.
Kylie Kuhns posted her seventh double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds. The sophomore from Salem, Ore., has now scored 20-plus points in three of the last four games and is No. 8 in the NCAA in rebounds per game.
Tika Koshiyama-Diaz added 16 points while Natasha Torgerson had 13 points and seven boards.
Eryn Jones had 20 points and eight rebounds to lead Portland State while Kelli Valentine posted a double-double with 13 points and 14 boards.
Portland State led by 18 points at halftime but the Hornets rallied in the second half. Sacramento State went on a 13-4 run early in the second half to cut the Vikings' lead to just six points at 69-65. The Hornets would eventually push the lead down to just five points with just seven minutes left to play. But Portland State would put away the game with a 20-7 run to close out the clock.
Sacramento State shot 37.5-percent from the floor on 30-of-80 shooting, including 7-of-26 from 3-point range. The Hornets snagged 39 rebounds, committed 17 turnovers and had 17 assists on their 30 made baskets. They went 7-of-11 at the free throw line.
Portland State shot 49.3-percent overall on 35-of-71 shooting, with 10-of-20 coming from beyond the arc. The Vikings grabbed 51 rebounds, were pressured into 22 turnovers and had 22 assists on 35 made hoops. They went 12-of-14 at the free throw line.
Sacramento State had just one game this week before hosting Montana, Montana State and Northern Colorado in a three-game homestand.