Women’s basketball stays hot, beats Eastern Washington

Marshall Hampson

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Sacramento State’s women’s basketball defeated Big Sky-leading Eastern Washington University 78-69 tonight at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.

The win moves the women’s win streak to six games, all within the Big Sky Conference.

The Hornets have closed the gap on the second- and third-place teams in the conference &- University of Montana and Portland State University.

The Hornets now own a 6-4 conference record.

Sac State led 37-31 at halftime, despite the Eagles going on a 7-0 run in the last 1:51 in the first half.

Charday Hunt made a big impact by scoring 14 points in the first half and had a game-high 21 points. However, both teams had trouble shooting the ball. Sac State shot 38 percent and the Eagles shot 40 percent.

The Hornets came out on fire from 3-point range to begin the second half, scoring four 3-pointers, three of which came from senior forward Erika Edwards.

The second half remained constant, for the most part, with the Hornets keeping at least a 10-point lead over the Eagles.

But Eastern Washington trimmed Sac State’s game-high 18-point lead to seven points late in the game.

The Hornets remained tough and kept heading to the foul line after aggressive drives to the basket, keeping the Eagles from gaining anymore ground on them.

Sac State ends its road weekend with two conference wins and return home to host the University of the Pacific on Saturday at 2:05 p.m.

Marshall Hampson can be reached at mhampson@statehornet.com