WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO USF 70-57
SAN FRANCISCO - The Sacramento State women's basketball team fell to the USF Dons by a score of 70-57 on Wednesday, December 5 at War Memorial Gymnasium.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 1-6 on the season, while the Dons improve to 5-4.
In the first half of play, Sacramento State showed great balance on the floor, with six Hornets scoring a field goal before any Sacramento State player recording a second made basket. The two teams were tied at 24-24 before USF junior guard Shay Rollins went on a 7-0 run by herself to close out the half, giving the Dons a 31-24 advantage. Freshman Sami Field-Polisso (Mountain View, Calif.) led all Hornets with six points on 2-of-5 shooting from beyond the three-point arc. Sophomore Erika Edwards (Redmond, Wash.) led all players with six rebounds in the half, while fellow sophomore Charday Hunt (Oregon City, Ore.) poured in five points while adding two rebounds.
The second half saw the Dons build as many as a 20 lead, behind senior Dominique Carter, who after scoring just six points in the first half, struck for 18 points in the second.half. Field-Polisso and junior Atty Boyer (Sacramento, Calif.) tried to keep the Hornets close, as both ended the game in double figures. Field-Polisso knocked down a pair of three-point field goals in each half, while Boyer scored six points in the second half.
Field-Polisso led the Hornet charge with 12 points, while Hunt added 11 and Boyer poured in 10.
San Francisco was led by Carter, who led all scorers with 24 points, while Rollins ended the contest with 19 points.
The Hornets return to action at the Hornets Nest on Saturday, December 8 as they host the Gonzaga Bulldogs. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. with Brian Berger calling all of the play-by-play on www.hornetsports.com