Women’s basketball gets routed 104-59 at No. 17 Oregon State

State Hornet Staff

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team (1-6) lost its second consecutive Pac-12 game on Saturday to No. 17 Oregon State (7-0) in a blowout 104-59 loss.

Oregon State has won 14 consecutive home games dating back to last season.

Just three and a half minutes into the game, Oregon State built a 17-6 lead and held Sac State without a point over the final 3:21 minutes of the first half to go into halftime with a 60-23 advantage.

The second half was better for the Hornets, as they were only outscored by 11 points, 49-38, and were outrebounded by only three boards, 26-23.

Oregon State started the second half by outscoring the Hornets 24-7 in the first seven minutes for a game-high 84-30 lead.

The Hornets stayed persistent and were able to outscore Oregon State 31-25 for the last 13 minutes of the game.

The 109 points scored by Oregon State is the fourth-largest in Sac State’s program history.

Oregon State was able to score 56 points in the paint while shooting over 57 percent from the field. It had six players score in double figures, led by 20 points from junior forward Devin Hunter who went 8-of-14 from the field. Sydney Wiese, Oregon State sophomore guard, was the Beavers’ threat when they needed it, going 5-of-6 from three-point range.

Oregon State’s defense was a key component to its victory, as they held the Hornets to 23.3 percent from the field, the lowest percentage in coach Bunky Harkleroad’s tenure.

The Hornets were able to connect on 11 three-pointers, but only shot 22.4 percent from beyond the arc.

Oregon State finished the game with 40 assists on 45 made field goals; Though, the Hornets’ full-court press was effective at times and caused Oregon State to turn the ball over 22 times. The Hornets had 15 steals and committed only 12 turnovers.

Sac State sophomore forward Hallie Gennett led the Hornets in scoring for the second consecutive game finishing with 19 points, six three-pointers and a team-high six rebounds.

Senior point guard Fantasia Hilliard was shadowed by Oregon State’s defense the entire game and had 10 points and four rebounds, but was not credited with an assist for only the third time in her career and first time since her freshman season.

Oregon State and Sacramento State have met each of the last three seasons, with the Hornets upsetting the Beavers in overtime in 2012 and losing 102-80 last season.

The Hornets will take on two more Pac-12 opponents to complete their five-game road trip, playing UCLA 7 p.m. Friday and USC 2 p.m. Sunday.