The State Hornet

Nicholas dominates to lead Hornets to second straight win

Nicholas dominates to lead Hornets to second straight win

Shaun Holkko

January 19, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

For the first time since Dec. 1, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team have won consecutive games following a nail-biting 77-76 win Saturday against Southern Utah. The Hornets (6-8, 2-4 Big Sky) and Thunderbirds (5-11, 2-5 Big Sky) played a very competitive game with 11 lead changes and 9...

Hornets end losing-streak in front of elementary school crowd

Hornets end losing-streak in front of elementary school crowd

Shaun Holkko

January 17, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

As hundreds of children cheered them on, the Sacramento State women’s basketball team got their first Big Sky Conference win of the season Thursday. The Hornets (5-8, 1-4 Big Sky) ended their four-game losing-streak with a 65-61 win over the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks (5-10, 1-5 Big Sky). Thursday...

Hornets lose in final seconds against Idaho State

Hornets lose in final seconds against Idaho State

Dominique Walker

January 13, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Sacramento State men’s basketball team was leading 60-55 with 4:50 left in the game on Saturday before losing the lead and the game to Idaho State 72-70. With the score tied, Idaho State guard Brandon Boyd hit the game winning layup with two seconds left on the clock. This gave the Hornets th...

Sac State women’s basketball struggling after strong start

Sac State women’s basketball struggling after strong start

Shaun Holkko

January 11, 2019


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team begun the 2018-19 season with a 3-1 record ─ ranking among the best in the nation in certain team and individual statistics. Three games into the 2018-19 season, the @SacStateWBB team lead the nation in scoring with 98 points per game. Junior guard @ha...

Aggies squash Hornets 109-60 in 59th Causeway Classic

Aggies squash Hornets 109-60 in 59th Causeway Classic

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team met with University of California, Davis in the 59th Causeway Classic Friday, resulting in an Aggies victory by a large margin. The Hornets [3-3] and the Aggies [4-5] came into the game tied in head-to-head matchups with 29 wins each. UC Davis made a ...

Sac State loses to University of San Francisco 86-75

Sac State loses to University of San Francisco 86-75

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team started off slowly against the University of San Francisco Dons and were unable to complete the comeback, losing 86-75 Wednesday night. The Hornets [3-2] lost on their home floor at the Nest for this first time this season. USF [3-5] got out to an earl...

Hornets return home, defeat University of Antelope Valley 86-80

Hornets return home, defeat University of Antelope Valley 86-80

Shaun Holkko, Social Media editor

December 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sacramento State women’s basketball team returned to the Nest Saturday for the first time in nearly three weeks to play against University of Antelope Valley. Sacramento State [3-1] got the narrow victory over the Pioneers [7-3] by a score of 86-80. The Hornets were led to the win by two junio...

Sac State men’s basketball beats Cal State Fullerton in overtime

Sac State men’s basketball beats Cal State Fullerton in overtime

Dominique Walker

November 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Sacramento State men’s basketball team led by 18 points in the second half and eventually defeated California State University, Fullerton 87-82 in overtime Saturday at the Nest. With the win, Sac State men’s basketball improves their season to [3-0] for the first time since the 2015-16 sea...

Sac State men’s basketball defeats UC Davis 58-55

Sac State men’s basketball defeats UC Davis 58-55

Thomas Frey, Sports editor

November 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Featured, Instagram, Sports

Sacramento State senior point guard Marcus Graves hit a game-winning basket with 10.1 seconds to give Sac State a 58-55 win over University of California, Davis Tuesday at the Golden 1 Center. Sac State [2-0] led at the end of the first half and most of the game before UC Davis [1-5] took a lead ...

Sac State postpones basketball doubleheader

Sac State postpones basketball doubleheader

Shaun Holkko and Thomas Frey

November 15, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Instagram, Sports

Due to air quality concerns, Sacramento State has postponed both men’s and women’s basketball games planned for Friday.   The women’s basketball game was postponed by Ohio State at 1 p.m. Thursday. The Buckeyes’ media team cited health concerns over unhealthy air quality stemming from th...

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