SACRAMENTO, Calif. -
The Hornets (7-6, 2-2 Big Sky) shot 42.1 percent from three-point range to overcome a nine-rebound deficit to defeat the Vikings (7-7, 1-4).
Torgerson scored 15 points in the first half, matching her previous career-high, on 6-of-8 shooting, including 3-of-4 on three-pointers. At one point the senior scored 11 straight Sacramento State points in just under two minutes on three three-pointers and a jumper. Torgerson and the Hornets overcame an 11-point Portland State lead in the first half to take a one-point lead at halftime.
Despite the strong finish to the first half, it was how Torgerson closed out the second half that was more important for the Hornets.
Up just two points with 13 seconds left, Torgerson was intentionally fouled on an inbounds play and went to the line to shoot a one-and-one. The Grants Pass, Ore., native calmly knocked down both tries from the charity striple to give the Hornets a four-point lead and ice the game.
Kylie Kuhns set up Torgerson's game-clinching free throw attempts when she was able to tie-up a Portland State player for a jump ball following a missed free throw attempt. The arrow gave the Hornets the ball back and forced Portland State to foul.
In addition to Torgerson's career night, and each scored 12 points while had a season-high 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Hilliard has scored in double figures in each of the Hornets first four Big Sky games. The sophomore also added nine assists.
Se'nyce Parrish filled up the stat sheet with six points, eight rebounds, five assists and six steals.
Portland State featured two double-doubles with Angela Misa scoring 20 points with 12 rebounds and Courtney VanBrocklin adding 14 points and 11 rebounds.
Sacramento State shot 42.3 percent overall on 33-of-78 shooting, including 7-of-16 from three-point range. The Hornets snagged 46 rebounds, committed 17 turnovers and tallied 25 assists. They went 8-of-16 at the free throw line.
Portland State shot 39 percent from the field on 32-of-82 shooting, with 3-of-16 coming from beyond the arc. The Vikings grabbed 55 rebounds and were pressured into 21 turnovers with 17 assists. They went 10-of-13 at the free throw line.
Sacramento State will continue its four-game homestand at 2 p.m. on Saturday against Eastern Washington.
scored a career-high 20 points and the Sacramento State women's basketball team remained undefeated at home this season after an 81-77 victory over Portland State in a Big Sky Conference game on Thursday night at The Nest.
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