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Injury-riddled basketball season leaves Hornets hanging their heads

Injury-riddled basketball season leaves Hornets hanging their heads

Chris Bullock
March 29, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

With the deepest senior class in over 10 years and two of the top-three scorers returning, the 2016-17 season was not supposed to end abruptly for the Sacramento State women’s basketball team. Sac State — which had a lack of depth due to injuries — finished the year 10-20, the worst record since 2010-...

Women’s basketball team falls in first round of Big Sky Tournament

Women’s basketball team falls in first round of Big Sky Tournament

Chris Bullock
March 6, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The only thing that separated the ninth-seeded Sacramento State women’s basketball team from a matchup with No. 1 seed Montana State was 2.9 seconds Monday in Reno, Nevada. In only a couple of seconds, Weber State’s Deeshyra Thomas made a running jumper to defeat Sac State 98-97 in overtime to ...

Foul trouble leads to 92-78 loss for women’s basketball team

Foul trouble leads to 92-78 loss for women’s basketball team

Chris Bullock
March 2, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The women’s basketball game between Sacramento State and North Dakota was expected to be a physical matchup — Wednesday night's game featured a total of 40 fouls. However, when one of those programs (North Dakota) is the fifth-best free throw shooting team in the nation, it’s usually not ideal to give ...

‘To Whom It May Concern’: Hornets take a political stand

‘To Whom It May Concern’: Hornets take a political stand

Chris Bullock
March 1, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Many people were surprised at the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States last November, and the result disappointed those hoping to see Hillary Clinton become the first woman elected to the office. Sacramento State senior forward Margaret Huntington decided to turn that negative...

Black History Month provides a sense of pride for men’s basketball players

Black History Month provides a sense of pride for men’s basketball players

Chris Bullock
February 27, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Black History Month has long been a chance for African-Americans in all fields not only to celebrate their heritage but to educate others who don’t understand their background. This includes athletes, and that fact has not been lost on members of the Sacramento State men’s basketball team. Ju...

Hornets swarmed by Montana State women’s basketball team 104-82

Hornets swarmed by Montana State women’s basketball team 104-82

Chris Bullock
February 19, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Fresh off a 30-point win over Montana on Thursday, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team looked to keep that momentum alive Saturday against the visiting Montana State Bobcats. However, the Hornets (9-16, 5-9 Big Sky Conference) allowed 62 points in the second half en route to a 104-82 ...

Hornets meet midway point down in Big Sky women’s basketball standings

Hornets meet midway point down in Big Sky women’s basketball standings

Chris Bullock
February 7, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

For the Sacramento State women’s basketball team, the halfway point of Big Sky Conference play will be the difference maker for the season. While they have lost the last two games, the Hornets (8-13, 4-6 Big Sky) are currently tied for seventh place in a conference that for the first time in year...

Hornets lose their sting against Idaho women’s basketball team 72-58

Hornets lose their sting against Idaho women’s basketball team 72-58

Chris Bullock
February 5, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

In a contest that saw history made and carried so much potential, Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team couldn’t seem to get its game going at all on Saturday. Shooting a season low 13.3 percent from 3-point range (2-of-15), Sac State (8-13, 4-6 Big Sky Conference) lost a crucial conference...

Former walk-on women’s basketball player among NCAA leaders

Former walk-on women’s basketball player among NCAA leaders

Chris Bullock
January 25, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

Sacramento State junior shooting guard Maranne Johnson has built her way up from a quiet freshman to a face that the rest of the NCAA may not soon forget. Not bad considering that she wasn’t a highly-ranked recruit coming into her college career. Johnson, who is currently ranked in the top 20 ...

Sac State women’s basketball team clings on to sting Northern Arizona

Sac State women’s basketball team clings on to sting Northern Arizona

Chris Bullock
January 14, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Featured, Sports

After starting Saturday’s game against Northern Arizona with a 16-8 lead, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team almost blew their chance at a second-straight win. However, senior forward Margaret Huntington was not about to let that happen. With 0.7 seconds left in the game, Huntington m...

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