WOMEN'S HOOPS CLIPPED BY IDAHO STATE, 76-51
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State women's basketball team dropped a 76-51 decision to Big Sky Conference foe Idaho State on Saturday afternoon inside the Nest. The Hornets fall to 3-14 (0-4 Big Sky) with the loss while the Bengals improve to a league-best 11-4 (2-0).
Kylie Kuhns (left) had 13 boards and nine points but the Hornets fell to Idaho State.
Kylie Kuhns, the nation's No. 4 rebounder at 12.1 per game, grabbed 13 boards versus Idaho State to go with nine points. Mallorie Franco paced the Hornets with 10 points while Sami Field-Polisso and Jasmine Cannady each had eight points.
Chelsea Pickering, the Big Sky Conference's leading scorer at 17.9 points per game, had a game-high 22 points, including seven made 3-point baskets. Lindsey Reed had a team-high nine rebounds to go with 10 points for ISU.
With 12:12 left in the first half Idaho State had a slim five point lead at 17-12, but the Bengals would go on a 20-11 run to close out the opening period to take a 37-23 lead at halftime. That run continued, as ISU went on a 24-9 run to start the second frame, opening up a 29-point lead at 61-32 with 11:16 remaining in the second half.
The Hornets would manage to cut the ISU lead down to 19 but the Bengals would close out the game with a 25-point win and remain undefeated in Big Sky Conference play.
Sacramento State shot 33.9-percent from the floor on 19-of-56 shooting, including 5-of-18 from 3-point range. The Hornets snagged 34 rebounds, committed 22 turnovers and had 14 assists on their 19 made baskets. They went just 8-of-12 at the free throw line.
Idaho State shot 50-percent overall on 31-of-62 shooting, with 11-of-21 coming from beyond the arc. The Eagles grabbed 40 rebounds, were pressured into 18 turnovers and had 27 assists on 31 made hoops. They went 3-of-8 at the free throw line.
The Hornets will hit the road next week, with games at Northern Colorado on Thursday night and Eastern Washington on Saturday night.