ICEMAN LEADS WOMEN'S HOOPS TO 69-41 EXHIBITION WIN OVER N.D. de NAMUR
Senior center Danielle Iceman finished with a game-high 14 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Sacramento State womenâ€™s basketball team to a 69-41 exhibition win over Notre Dame de Namur, Wednesday evening at the Hornets Nest. It marked the first game for first-year head coach Dan Muscatell on the Hornet bench.
Sacramento State never trailed in the contest as the Hornets jumped out to an early 12-2 lead in the first five minutes of play. The lead increased to 24-10 at the 7:04 mark after a layup by sophomore forward Katelyn Ciampi on an assist by junior guard Samania Black. The Hornets ended the first half with an 11-5 run to make it a 35-15 contest.
In the second half, the Argonauts pulled to within 17 at the 10:33 mark before the Hornets went on a 10-0 run to seal the game.
Joining Iceman in double-figure scoring for the Hornets were Ciampi (12), freshman forward Jessica Voisard (11) and sophomore guard Sarah Craig (10). Ciampi, who finished 6-for-11 from the field, tied Craig with eight rebounds. Black and Iceman tied for the team lead with four assists. Voisard, a native of Mission Viejo, Calif., also added a game-high five steals.
As a team, the Hornets finished 27-70 from the floor (.386) while holding Notre Dame de Namur to only 15-54 (.27.8). Sacramento State also forced 33 turnovers while converting 14-of-25 shots from the free-throw line.
Tamsen Lee led the Argonauts with 13 points while Nalani Howard added eight rebounds.
Hornet senior guard Sydney Gatson left the game in the early stages of the first half due to a knee injury.
Sacramento State will open the 2003-04 regular season at Cal Poly on Friday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.