LATE RUN DOOMS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL AGAINST PORTLAND
PORTLAND - A 13-4 run over the final 5:17 of the contest gave the Portland Pilots a 63-59 victory over the Sacramento State Hornets on Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Chiles Center.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 1-5 on the season, while the Pilots improved to 3-4.
A team of runs this season, Sacramento State went on their first run of the game in the opening half, ending the first 20 minutes on a 7-2 run to pull within three at intermission, 28-25. Midway through the second half, trailing by eight points, the Hornets went on a 12-2 run to take their first lead of the game at 46-44 with 10:46 remaining on a three-pointer by sophomore Jasmine Cannady (Sacramento, Calif.).
The Hornets went on to stretch the lead to five points at 55-50 with 5:17 remaining before Portland made their late 13-4 charge to take home the victory in their home opener.
Cannady led the Hornets with a career-high 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the field and a perfect 2-of-2 from beyond the three-point arc. Senior Atty Boyer (Sacramento, Calif.) scored 10 points, as did sophomore Tika Koshiyama-Diaz (San Jose, Calif.), whose point total was a season-high. For the contest, the Hornets shot 23-of-57 from the field (40.4 percent), including 6-of-11 (54.5 percent) shooting from beyond the three-point arc.
Junior Charday Hunt (Portland, Ore.) scored eight points and tied her career-highs in both rebounds (8) and blocks (2), while sophomore Sami Field-Polisso (Mountain View, Calif.) also pitched in eight points.
Portland was led by Laiken Dollente, who scored 22 points, while Carly Koebel posted a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The Hornets return to action on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at the Hornets Nest as they host UC Irvine. Tipoff against the Anteaters is set for 5:05 p.m., and will be followed by the men's basketball version of the Causeway Classic, with Sacramento State taking on UC Davis at 7:35 p.m.