MORENO LEADS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TO ROAD WIN, 83-68, AT WEBER STATE
OGDEN, Utah - Alle Moreno scored a career-high 26 points and set a conference game school record with eight 3-pointers as the Sacramento State women's basketball team won on the road for the first time this season, 83-68, versus Weber State in a Big Sky Conference game on Thursday night at the Dee Events Center.
Alle Moreno broke a conference game school record with eight 3-pointers at Weber State.
Moreno, whose previous career-high was 18 points against Northern Arizona last month, was 9-of-15 from the floor and 8-of-13 from 3-point range. The sophomore from Lodi broke Erika Edwards' conference-game record seven 3-pointers set against Montana on Feb. 20, 2010. The overall single-game school record for 3-pointers stands at nine, set by Michelle St. Clair at UC Riverside on Jan. 20, 2001.
On Thursday at Weber State, the Hornets took the lead with 9:11 left in the first half - on a Moreno 3-pointer - and never trailed again. Head coach Jamie Craighead's squad led by as much as 18 in the second half before Weber State cut its deficit to just four points with 4:04 left in the game but the Hornets closed out the contest on a 13-2 run to claim a 15-point victory.
In addition to Moreno's strong play, Emily Christensen had 13 points while Kylie Kuhns had her NCAA-best 17th double-double of the season and third straight with 11 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. Kuhns is also ranked No. 3 in the nation averaging 12.3 rebounds per game.
Before Thursday's victory, Sacramento State was 0-9 on the road and was averaging just 63.2 points per game outside of The Nest. The Hornets were shooting 32.8 percent in their previous nine road games but shot 44.8 percent against the Wildcats.
Weber State had four players in double figures, led by Shawnte Taylor and Mikell Woodfield who each tallied 12 points. Taylor and Amanda Hughes each had 10 rebounds.
Sacramento State shot 44.8 percent overall on 30-of-67 shooting, including 11-of-26 from 3-point range. The Hornets snagged 35 rebounds, committed 15 turnovers and had 20 assists. They went 12-of-17 at the free throw line.
Weber State shot 34.8 percent from the field on 24-of-69 shooting, with 3-of-15 coming from beyond the arc. The Wildcats grabbed 52 rebounds - 17 more than the Hornets - but were pressured into 26 turnovers. They went 17-of-19 at the free throw line.
The Hornets remain on the road this weekend for a 5:35 p.m. PT showdown at Northern Arizona on Saturday.