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The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

The student news site of Sacramento State University

The State Hornet

Student news without fear or favor

Basketball

(L-R) Rick Barros III and Zach Chappell in The Nest before practice Nov. 17, 2022. The duo have played both high school and college basketball together in Sacramento.

Ballin’ since birth: Sac State basketball players aligned since day one

Nathan Uebelhoer December 13, 2022
Zach Chappell and Rick Barros III were born in the same hospital on the same day and now both play basketball for Sac State.
Senior guard Zach Chappell getting up the court against Long Beach State Saturday, Dec.10, 2022, in The Nest. Chappell’s 25 points and game-winning layup sealed a 76-74 win for the Hornets.

Sac State men’s basketball edges out Long Beach State 76-74

Jordan Latimore, Sports Editor December 11, 2022
Hornets win second straight game in thrilling fashion — again!
Junior center Isnelle Natabou works inside on the Roadrunner defense on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, at The Nest during a 67-46 Sac State win. Natabou recorded her fourth straight double-double while also adding four blocked shots.

Hornets sink Roadrunners 67-46 on rainy Saturday

Dylan McNeill, Sports Editor December 10, 2022
Sac State gets back to its winning ways with the help of Isnelle Natabou’s monstrous double-double
Senior Sac State guard Zach Chappell bringing up the ball against Denver Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, in The Nest. The Hornets snapped their four-game losing streak with a thrilling 87-85 overtime win against the Pioneers behind Chappell’s 24 points and game-winning layup.

Sac State men’s basketball escapes with overtime win against Denver

Jordan Latimore, Sports Editor December 9, 2022
The Hornets snap their losing streak with charging home-win:
Hornets junior guard Gianni Hunt contending with  UC Davis defense Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at Golden 1 Center. The Hornets dropped their fourth game in a row with a 72-65 loss against Santa Clara Saturday.

Sac State men’s basketball suffers 72-65 loss to Santa Clara

Jordan Latimore, Sports Editor December 4, 2022
Hornets’ offensive shake-ups didn’t save the team from a deeper losing streak:
Sophomore guard Katie Peneueta shoots a three against Fresno State Dec. 3, 2022, at The Nest in a narrow 62-61 Hornet win. After dropping their season opener, Sac State has now won six in a row.

Sac State women’s basketball survives late Fresno State push, wins sixth in a row

Dylan McNeill December 3, 2022
Sac State women’s basketball did just enough to pick up another win, as Dean and Natabou scored 16 apiece.
(FILE)Senior guard Kahlaijah Dean looks to evade UC Davis defenders in a 67-45 victory for Sac State on Nov. 22, 2022 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento,CA. The Hornets are enjoying their first 5-1 start since the 2013-2014 season.

Hornet women’s basketball goes 2-0 in Holiday Beach Classic

Dylan McNeill November 27, 2022
Sac State women’s basketball 5-1 for the first time since the 2013-2014 season after two wins over Cal Poly and UTEP at Holiday Beach Classic
Junior forward Cameron Wilbon dribbling in front of a UC Davis defender Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 at Golden One Center. A potential four-game winning game streak slipped out of the hands of Sac State’s men’s basketball team with an 82-71 loss against UC Davis in the Causeway Cup.

GALLERY: Miss the Causeway Cup? Swipe through our picture play-by-play

Alexis Hunt and Dominique Williams November 27, 2022
Swipe through our photo gallery of the basketball Causeway Classic to see what you missed during the games.
Senior guard Zach Chappell goes up for a layup against UC Davis Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at Golden 1 Center. The Hornets were defeated by the Aggies 82-71 after a second-half comeback by UC Davis.

Sac State men’s basketball falls to UC Davis 82-71 in Causeway Cup

Jordan Latimore, Sports Editor November 24, 2022
The Hornets’ 3-game winning streak was snapped in Causeway Cup
Senior guard Kahlaijah Dean rises for a jump shot in a 67-45 win for Sac State over UC Davis in the Causeway Classic at Golden 1 Center Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022. The Hornets never trailed in Tuesday’s win and are now 3-1 on the season.

Sac State women’s basketball squashes UC Davis 67-45 in Causeway Cup

Dylan McNeill, Sports Editor November 23, 2022
Sac State women’s basketball avenges last year’s Causeway Classic loss with 67-45 win over UC Davis
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