WOMEN'S HOOPS RALLIES BACK BUT FALLS JUST SHORT AT BOISE STATE, 73-68
BOISE, Idaho - The Sacramento State women's basketball team, down by as much as 12 in the second half, tied up the game with less than a minute remaining but could not pull off the upset, falling 73-68 to Boise State on Saturday afternoon at Taco Bell Arena.
The Hornets slide to 3-8 on the season with the loss while the Broncos improve to 7-3 after the narrow win.
Janie Bos, who finished with 11 points and a game-high 10 rebounds for Boise State, hit a lay-up with 4:44 left in the game to put the Broncos up by 12 points at 64-52.
The Hornets, who led by two after a back-and-forth first half, would not fold and went on a 16-4 run over the next four minutes to tie up the ballgame, 68-68, after a Sami Field-Polisso jumper with just 45 seconds left in the contest.
But Bos would knock down a 3-pointer and the Hornets turned it over on their next possession. Forced to foul, the Hornets put Cinnamon Lister on the free throw line and she hit both freebies to give Boise State their final five-point advantage and hand the Hornets a heartbreaking loss.
Tika Koshiyama-Diaz and Field-Polisso each made five 3-pointers and finished with a team-high 17 points for the Hornets while Kylie Kuhns, the NCAA's leading rebounder, had 11 points and nine boards.
Kati Isham had a game-high 22 points while three other Broncos also scored in double-figures.
Sacramento State shot 36.8-percent from the floor on 25-of-68 shooting, including 12-of-35 from 3-point range. The Hornets snagged 43 rebounds, committed 16 turnovers and had 13 assists on their 25 made baskets. They went 6-of-11 at the free throw line.
Boise State shot 36.2-percent overall on 25-of-69 shooting, with 12-of-29 coming from beyond the arc. The Titans grabbed 44 rebounds, were pressured into 15 turnovers and had 13 assists on 25 made hoops. They went 11-of-14 at the free throw line.
Sacramento State, which went 1-2 on it's three-game road trip, will be back home for a pair of contests with Seattle and rival UC Davis next weekend at The Nest.