Women’s basketball drops heartbreaker to Idaho State in overtime

Marshall Hampson

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team lost a close one, 69-67 in overtime, against the Idaho State Bengals in Pocatello, Idaho, on Friday night.

The Hornets were down 52-44 late in the second half but managed to rally in the last six minutes. Erika Edwards, Tika Koshiyama-Diaz and Emily Christensen all scored points in the comeback and helped put the Hornets up 58-55 with 22 seconds left to play.

However, the Bengals tied the game at 58-58 with a three-pointer by Morgan Wohltman with just 16 seconds remaining. Charday Hunt threw up a last-second 3-pointer that was blocked by Andrea Videbeck to force overtime.

In overtime, Edwards hit two three-pointers to pull Sac State to a 67-66 lead with 2:15 remaining. However, Idaho State kept making baskets, including a layup by Videbeck with 16 seconds left on the clock, putting the Bengals up 68-67.

Sac State had its last two possessions result in turnovers and was forced to foul Idaho State. Chelsea Pickering was sent to the free throw line and made one of two, giving the Bengals a 69-67 victory.

With the loss, Sac State drops to 14-14 overall and 9-6 in conference play and the loss removes the chance of hosting the Big Sky Tournament. But the Hornets have a chance to move up in the conference as they take on Weber State University on the road on today.

Marshall Hampson can be reached at mhampson@statehornet.com