WOMENâ€™S HOOPS FALLS 86-66 TO IDAHO
EUGENE, Ore. – The Sacramento State women’s basketball team fell 86-66 to Idaho on Saturday afternoon in the second of three games at the Oregon Invitational at McArthur Court.
The Hornets slipped to 1-5 on the season with the loss while Idaho improved to 4-1 with the victory.
Jasmine Cannady led all Hornets with a season-high 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the floor, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range. The senior guard has scored 15 or more points in the last two games. Freshman Shanti Smith had 11 points, her second game this season in double-figures.
Forward Kylie Kuhns grabbed 14 rebounds against the Vandals. The sophomore has pulled down at least 11 boards and has led the team in rebounds in every game this season.
Cannady once again got out to a hot start, scoring 10 of the team’s first 14 points. She had five of Sacramento State’s first nine points against Cal State Bakersfield on Friday.
After Cannady hit a 3-pointer with 14:32 left to play in the first half, Idaho led by just one point at 11-10 but the Vandals would outscore Sacramento State 32-15 in the rest of the first half to make it 43-25 going into halftime. Idaho had 22 points in the paint and shot 43.9-percent from the field in the first half compared to 10 and 25-percent, respectively, by Sacramento State.
Cannady hit a lay-up with 13:36 left in the second half to cut the Idaho lead to 15 but the Vandals pushed it up to a 23 point advantage with 5:14 remaining and held on for the win.
Sacramento State shot 28.9-percent from the floor on 26-of-90 shooting, including 5-of-32 from 3-point range. It was the most shot attempts by the squad this season. The Hornets also snagged a season-high 50 rebounds, committed a season-low 14 turnovers and had eight assists on their 26 made baskets.
Idaho shot 42.5-percent overall on 34-of-80 shooting, with 4-of-19 coming from beyond the arc. The Vandals grabbed 60 rebounds, were pressured into 19 turnovers and had 21 assists on 34 made hoops.
The Hornets will play their final game of the Oregon Invitational at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday against the host Ducks. Oregon defeated Idaho 74-48 on Friday in its first game of the invite.