WOMEN'S HOOPS LOSES HEARTBREAKER AT ISU
POCATELLO, Idaho - Idaho State's Ashleigh Vella hit the go-ahead lay-up with 14 seconds remaining and the Sacramento State women's basketball team dropped a Big Sky Conference game, 65-63, at Reed Gym.
The Hornets led by as much as five points in the first half and were up 32-31 after Jasmine Cannady scored 13 points in the opening 20 minutes.
In the second half, Idaho State pulled ahead by five points with less than three minutes to play but the Hornets would rally. Sami Field-Polisso hit a 3-pointer and ISU scored again before Tika Koshiyama-Diaz hit a jumper and Cannady tied it up at 63-63 with 41 seconds to play.
Chelsea Pickering heaved up a 3-pointer with 19 seconds on the clock and Vella grabbed the offensive rebound and put back the eventual game-winning lay-up.
Cannady ended the game with a career-high 20 points on 9-of-20 shooting, including one 3-pointer and a pair of free throws. Koshiyama-Diaz had 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting with four 3-point baskets. Kylie Kuhns had a team-high nine rebounds.
Vella had team-highs with 20 points and 11 rebounds for Idaho State while Cydney Horton also scored in double-figures with 10 points.
Sacramento State shot 44.8-percent from the floor on 26-of-58 shooting, including 7-of-17 from 3-point range. The Hornets snagged 35 rebounds, committed 18 turnovers and had 11 assists on their 26 made baskets. They went 4-of-11 at the free throw line.
Idaho State shot 43.8-percent overall on 28-of-64 shooting, with 2-of-12 coming from beyond the arc. The Bengals grabbed 39 rebounds, were pressured into 16 turnovers and had 14 assists on 28 made hoops. They went 7-of-12 at the free throw line.
The Hornets will be back home on Sunday to host Portland State at 1:05 p.m. for "Pack the House" day. The team will host a kid's clinic after the game and many other promotions and giveaways will be held during the game.