WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DROPS ROAD DECISION TO UC IRVINE
IRVINE, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's basketball team dropped a 78-44 decision to the UC Irvine Anteaters on Sat., Nov. 24 at the Bren Events Center.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 0-4 on the season, while the Anteaters improve to 2-3.
UC Irvine broke out to a 15 point advantage in the early going, leading 28-13 with 4:11 remaining in the half, before Sacramento State went on a 10-4 run to close out the half. Sophomore Charday Hunt got the rally started, connecting on a pair of consecutive three-pointers to pull the Hornets to within nine. Junior Atty Boyer then followed with a pair of free throws, before fellow junior Kelly Hughes knocked down a jumper with 1:09 remaining to cut the lead to seven. The Anteaters made a layup at the buzzer to take a 32-23 lead into intermission.
The Anteaters came out of the locker room on fire, going on a 23-4 run over the first 9:35 of the second half to take what was then their largest lead of the game at 55-27. UC Irvine would go on to have as many as a 36 point advantage before the final horn sounded, with the Anteaters on top 78-44.
Boyer scored 14 points, posting her third straight game in double figures to lead the Hornets, while Hunt ended with a career-high 11 points. Sophomore Erika Edwards collected a career-high 12 rebounds in defeat, as the Hornets collected 19 offensive rebounds, and were outrebounded by just two,
UC Irvine was led by Stephanie Duda, who collected her third straight double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Kim Barnes led all scorers off the Anteater bench with 16 points.
Sacramento State will play their home opener on Tue., Nov. 27 as they host San Jose State. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at the Hornets Nest.