WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS AT FIRST PLACE IDAHO STATE
POCATELLO, Idaho - Big Sky Conference leading Idaho State shot 52.7 percent from the field and the Sacramento State women's basketball team lost, 78-57, to the Bengals on Saturday afternoon at Reed Gym.
Emily Christensen had a team-high 11 points but the Hornets lost at Idaho State.
The Hornets (7-11, 2-3 Big Sky) turned the ball over only nine times but shot just 33.9 percent overall while the Bengals (12-5, 4-0) shot well from 3-point range as well, going 10-of-15 from downtown.
Idaho State opened the game on a 17-7 run and after an Emily Christensen 3-point basket, the Bengals posted a 15-6 run to go up by 19 points with 9:43 left in the first half. ISU ended the opening period with an 18-point advantage before winning by 21 points.
Christensen was the only Sacramento State player in double figures with 11 points. Kylie Kuhns, after posting 14 double-doubles in the first 15 games this season, has not eclipsed 10+ points and 10+ rebounds in the last three contests. Kuhns tallied nine points and eight rebounds against the Bengals.
Idaho State had four of five starters in double figures, with Ashleigh Vella and Lindsey Reed each scoring a game-high 14 points. The Bengals outrebounded the Hornets by 18 in the game but no Idaho State player had more than six individually.
Sacramento State shot 33.9 percent overall on 21-of-62 shooting, including 8-of-28 from 3-point range. The Hornets snagged a season-low 26 rebounds, committed nine turnovers and had 12 assists. They went 7-of-11 at the free throw line.
Idaho State shot 52.7 percent from the field on 29-of-55 shooting, with 10-of-15 coming from beyond the arc. The Bengals grabbed 44 rebounds, were pressured into 14 turnovers and had 20 assists. They went 10-of-16 at the free throw line.
The Hornets return home next weekend with the Montana schools coming to town.