WOMEN'S BASKETBALL STUMBLES VS. NORTHERN COLORADO, 78-65
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's basketball team fell to Big Sky Conference foe Northern Colorado, 78-65, on Saturday afternoon at The Nest.
Jasmine Cannady had a career-high 23 points but the Hornets lost to UNC, 78-65.
The Hornets slide to 3-22 (0-12 Big Sky) with the loss while the Bears improve to 15-11 (10-3). It was Northern Colorado's first-ever win in Sacramento.
Sacramento State had a five point edge at halftime but Northern Colorado outscored the Hornets 51-33 in the second half to pull away with the win.
Senior Jasmine Cannady had a career-high 23 points on 7-of-13 shooting plus Kylie Kuhns and Tika Koshiyama-Diaz also scored in double figures for the Hornets.
Northern Colorado was paced offensively by Lauren Oosdyke's 17 points. D'shara Strange grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and scored 16 points for the contest's only double-double. Victoria Timm and Kim Lockridge also had 10+ points in the Bears' victory.
Sacramento State shot 40-percent from the floor on 22-of-55 shooting, including 7-of-17 from 3-point range. The Hornets snagged 33 rebounds, committed 19 turnovers and had 14 assists on their 22 made baskets. They went 14-of-20 at the free throw line.
Northern Colorado shot 39.4-percent overall on 28-of-71 shooting, with 5-of-13 coming from beyond the arc. The Bears grabbed 51 rebounds, were pressured into 17 turnovers and had 16 assists on 28 made hoops. They went 17-of-24 at the free throw line.
Sacramento State will be on the road for the next two games on the schedule - at Northern Arizona on Feb. 24 and at Weber State on Feb. 26. The Hornets close out the season with a pair of home games on March 3 and March 5.