WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DROPS ROAD CONTEST TO WEBER STATE
OGDEN, UTAH - The Sacramento State women's basketball was mathematically eliminated from Big Sky Tournament action following an 84-58 loss to the Weber State Wildcats on Saturday afternoon at the Dee Events Center.
With the loss, the Hornets fall to 6-21, 4-11 in the Big Sky Conference, while the Wildcats improve to 12-15, 6-9 in the Big Sky.
For the second straight meeting between the two clubs, Weber State came out of the gates on a tear from outside the three-point arc, starting the game on an 18-3 run over the games first 5:33. The Wildcats hit their first three-pointers in the contest, which provided a similar start to the game at the Hornets Nest on January 24 which saw the Wildcats hit four of their first five three-pointers to take a 14-1 lead to start the game. In today's contest, the Hornets cut the deficit to nine at 20-11 following back-to-back three's from sophomore Charday Hunt (Oregon City, Ore.), but it would be as close as Sacramento State would come, as the Hornets were outscored 30-19 the remainder of the half, as Weber State went into the half with a 50-30 lead.
Weber State hit 7-of-12 shots from behind the arc in the first half (58.3 percent), while shooting 92.9 percent from the foul line (13-of-14). The Hornets shot 55.6 percent from distance in the half (5-of-9), but could only muster four first half two-pointers to trail 20 at intermission.
In the second half, Weber State continued to pour it on, taking their largest lead at 70-40 with 10:51 remaining in the game before taking home the 84-58 victory.
The Hornets were led by Hunt, who was the lone Hornet to reach double-figures, scoring 11 points. Freshman Jasmine Cannady (Sacramento, Calif.) was one shy of tying her career-high with nine points, while junior Atty Boyer (Sacramento, Calif.) added eight points. Weber State was led by freshman Caitlin Anderson, who scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds. Ali Thorderson finished with 16 points for the Wildcats, who ended the game 9-of-16 from beyond the three-point arc (56.3 percent) and 23-of-28 from the foul line (82.1 percent).
Sacramento State will close out the season at Northern Colorado on Saturday, March 8 at Northern Colorado. Tipoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. Pacific Time.