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November 20, 2012

Kuhns Sets Career Rebounds Record as Women's Basketball Defeats Utah Valley

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Kylie Kuhns became Sacramento State's all-time leader in career rebounds and the women's basketball team defeated Utah Valley, 74-62, in a non-conference game on Tuesday night at The Nest.

Kuhns grabbed 12 rebounds in the game but it was her 10th, an offensive board with 14:39 remaining in the second half, that pushed her to a school-record 932 rebounds. The Salem, Ore., native, moved past Heidi Carroll in the record books, who set the previous record of 931 rebounds in 1986. Kuhns grabbed 211 rebounds as a freshman, 321 as a sophomore and 360 last season as a junior. The senior has 42 thus far through four games. She is on pace to become just the fifth player in Big Sky Conference history to reach 1,000 career rebounds and needs 240 more this season to match the league record of 1,174 rebounds, set by Idaho State's Natalie Doma.

Kuhns also became the 10th player in school history to reach 1,000 career points last season.

On Tuesday night against the Wolverines, the Hornets (2-2) evened up their record with their second consecutive win. Sacramento State shot just 31.8 percent from the field, but the Hornets only turned the ball over eight times, their fewest number of turnovers in a game in more than three seasons under head coach Jamie Craighead.

Utah Valley took a two-point lead, 47-45, with 9:39 left to play but the Hornets would come charging back behind Alle Moreno and the junior guard scored 11 straight points over a two minute stretch. She hit a free throw with 7:53 remaining to put the Hornets up by six points, 55-49, and Sacramento State would not trail again in the game.

Moreno finished with a game-high 24 points plus five rebounds and three assists. She went 2-of-9 from the field, including 0-of-5 from long range, in the first half but turned it on in the second half, going 6-of-12 overall and 4-of-9 from three-point range after halftime. Moreno tallied 20 of her 24 points in the second half.

Three other Hornets also scored in double figures. Kuhns tallied 15 points to go with her record-setting 12 rebounds for her second straight double-double while Fantasia Hilliard added 13 points and Sadie Clements chipped in 11 points. Se'nyce Parrish didn't score in the game, but the junior forward tallied a career-high 10 rebounds. Her previous career-best was six boards.

Utah Valley was led by forward Sammie Jensen's 18 points and game-high 18 rebounds. Cydne Gray also scored in double figures with 10 points.

Sacramento State shot 31.8 percent overall on 28-of-88 shooting, including 8-of-35 from three-point range. The Hornets snagged 54 rebounds, committed just eight turnovers and tallied 15 assists. They went 10-of-17 at the free throw line.

Utah Valley shot 34.3 percent from the field on 22-of-63 shooting, with 5-of-16 coming from beyond the arc. The Wolverines grabbed 54 rebounds and were pressured into 23 turnovers with 13 assists. They went 13-of-18 at the free throw line.

Sacramento State has the rest of its Thanksgiving week off before playing host to San Francisco at 7 p.m. on Nov. 28 in the The Nest.

SACRAMENTO STATE CAREER REBOUNDS LEADERS

1. Kylie Kuhns (2009-pres.) 934
2. Heidi Carroll (1982-86) 931
3. Kristy Ryan (1990-94) 911
4. Erika Edwards (2006-10) 785
5. Teresa Hampton (1988-92) 719
6. Chalmers Bebber (1989-93) 708
7. Shelby Boudreaux (1992-96) 573
8. Atty Boyer (2005-09) 546
9. Celine Kabwasa (1985-89) 534
10. Emily Christensen (2007-12) 529

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