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JOHNSON NAMED BIG SKY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

JOHNSON NAMED BIG SKY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

OGDEN, Utah - For the third time in her career Hornet junior guard Maranne Johnson has been named Big Sky Player of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday. She tallied 28 points, shooting 11-of-16 (68.8%) from the field and 6-of-9 (66.7%) from 3-point range in Sacramento State's 77-68 come-from-behind road win at Portland State on Saturday.

In Sacramento State's only game of the week, Johnson was 3-of-3 from 3-point range in the first quarter and 2-of-2 from three, with eight total points, in the deciding fourth quarter, helping the Hornets erase a 13-point deficit with a 22-0 run spanning the end of the third quarter and the first six and a half minutes of the fourth. She recorded her 16th career 20-point scoring game (sixth this season).

Johnson also had a game-high six steals, tied for the team lead with five rebounds, and had two assists playing a team-high 33 minutes. With her effort Johnson now ranks second in NCAA Div. I with 3.63 made 3-pointers per game and is 13th in the nation with 3.21 steals per game.

She is now just 16 points shy of 1,000 career points and can become just the fifth player in program history to score 1,000 points in only three seasons.