WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS AT SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - San Francisco's Vania Singleterry came off the bench to score 22 points and the Sacramento State women's basketball team lost, 86-71, to the Dons on Saturday night at War Memorial Gym.
Kylie Kuhns had her 10th double-double of the season but the Hornets lost at USF.
The Hornets (4-7) remain winless on the road after losing at USF (2-10) while the Dons snapped a nine-game losing streak.
Sacramento State had a two-point lead with 5:29 remaining in the first half but the Dons closed out the opening period on a 19-4 run and led by 13 at halftime. San Francisco was up by as much as 22 in the second half before finally winning by 15.
The Hornets had a season-low 13 turnovers and forced the Dons into 25 turnovers which helped Sacramento State take 88 shots compared to 65 by San Francisco. But the Dons made 35 buckets while the Hornets couldn't find their stroke, connecting on just 27 baskets.
Kylie Kuhns had her 10th double-double of the season and ninth straight after tallying 18 points and 10 rebounds against the Dons. She was very nearly a rebound short, but the junior forward grabbed an offensive board with just five seconds left to lift her to double digits. Alle Moreno had 10 points in the first half and finished with 15 while Fantasia Hilliard also had 15 points. Emily Christensen had 11 points.
The Dons had four players score in double figures, including three starters, but it was a reserve who led the way. Singleterry, who entered the game averaging 3.9 points per game, scored 12 points in the first half en route to a game-high 22 against the Hornets. Rheina Ale and Katy Keating added 18 points each while Taj Winston had 11.
Sacramento State shot 30.7 percent overall on 27-of-88 shooting, including 9-of-38 from 3-point range. The Hornets snagged 41 rebounds, committed 13 turnovers and had 16 assists. They went 8-of-9 at the free throw line.
San Francisco shot 53.8 percent from the field on 35-of-65 shooting, with 9-of-21 coming from beyond the arc. The Dons grabbed 57 rebounds, were pressured into 25 turnovers and had 20 assists. They went 7-of-17 at the free throw line.
The Hornets completed a four-game road trip on Saturday and will now begin a four-game homestand. Sacramento State will play host to CSU Bakersfield on Tuesday night before playing a rare Thursday afternoon game against Santa Clara.