WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO SAN JOSE STATE ON BUZZER BEATER
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Senior Natalie White scored on a fadeaway jumper with 0.5 seconds remaining, giving the San Jose State Spartans a 49-48 non-conference victory over the Sacramento State women's basketball team on Friday, Nov. 28 at Walt Peterson Court.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 1-4 on the season, while the Spartans improve to 1-4 on the season.
For the fifth straight game to start the season, the Hornets saw themselves trail at halftime and mount a second half rally. Trailing by six points with 3:50 remaining, the Hornets scored seven straight points to take a one point lead at 47-46 on a offensive rebound and layup from junior Charday Hunt (Portland, Ore.). San Jose State had the answer, as White took a post up feed and took a tough turnaround fadeaway from the baseline that went in as time expired.
The Hornets shot 21-for-60 (35.0 percent) from the field for the game, but were just 2-for-18 (11.1 percent) from beyond the three-point arc. San Jose State shot 21-for-52 (40.4 percent) from the field, and 7-for-21 (33.3 percent) from beyond the three-point arc. Neither team shot a free throw in the first half of play, with the Hornets ending the contest making 4-for-6 from the line, while the Spartans missed their only attempt.
Senior Atty Boyer (Sacramento, Calif.) led the Hornets with 15 points on 7-for-16 shooting from the field in 36 minutes. Junior Erika Edwards (Redmond, Wash.) scored six points while collecting a team-high 11 rebounds, while sophomore Sami Field-Polisso (Mountain View, Calif.) scored six points, making the team's two three-pointers, and dished out four assists.
White led the Spartans with 15 points, going over the 1,000 point mark for her career in the win, while Shaunna Ridge corralled a game-high 14 rebounds.
The Hornets return to action on Sunday, Nov. 30 as they travel to Portland to take on the Pilots. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:05 p.m. from the Chiles Center.