CHARLESTON, Ill. -
The Hornets (4-4) have now lost two straight games after winning four in a row.
Sacramento State was down by one, 30-29, at halftime but head coach 's squad sprinted out of the locker room on a 10-4 run to take a 39-34 lead with 15:01 left in the game. Eastern battled back to take a slim lead but the Hornets once again found themselves up, this time at 63-57 with 3:33 remaining after hit a lay-up and a free throw after being fouled. But once again EIU rallied and Mariah King sank a pair of free throws to tie it up, 65-65, with 41 seconds remaining and the game went into overtime.
In extra time the Hornets mustered just two points and the Panthers pulled away for the win.
Kuhns recorded her fourth double-double of the season while going 7-of-10 from the field and 4-for-4 at the free throw line. The senior played 43 minutes for the second time in a week as she did the same in an overtime win at Oregon State last Saturday.
Alle Moreno also scored in double figures with 13 points. , who entered the game ranked No. 4 in the NCAA at four blocks per game, had a career-high eight blocked shots to go with eight points and eight rebounds.
The Hornets entered the game ranked No. 3 in the nation, averaging seven blocks per game as a team, but Kritscher eclipsed that total by herself against the Panthers.
Eastern Illinois had four players in double figures, led by Mariah King's game-high 21 points. Sydney Mitchell had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Sacramento State shot 36.8 percent overall on 28-of-76 shooting, including 4-of-28 from three-point range. The Hornets snagged 39 rebounds, committed 19 turnovers and tallied 21 assists. They went 7-of-11 at the free throw line.
Eastern Illinois shot 37.7 percent from the field on 26-of-69 shooting, with 3-of-11 coming from beyond the arc. The Panthers grabbed 57 rebounds and were pressured into 25 turnovers with 15 assists. They went 17-of-22 at the free throw line.
Sacramento State has next week off before opening up Big Sky Conference play on Dec. 20 at Montana State and Dec. 22 at Montana. The Hornets have one more non-conference this year, on Dec. 30 against rival UC Davis.
tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds but the Sacramento State women's basketball team lost in overtime, 72-67, to Eastern Illinois on Friday night in a non-conference game at Lantz Arena.
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