The State Hornet

Daniels turns inner-city struggle to on-court success

Chris Bullock

May 8, 2016

When you take a look at Sacramento State senior forward Sydonia Daniels on the basketball court, you see a lot of the physical attributes: the orange-tipped black hair, the physical demeanor in which she plays the game. What you don't see, however, is the pain and struggle she has had to go t...

Hornets women’s basketball eliminated from postseason

Hornets women’s basketball eliminated from postseason

Chris Bullock

March 10, 2016

As Sacramento State women's basketball head coach Bunky Harkleroad said after Monday's game against Southern Utah, "It comes down to a one-shot deal. You either win or you're done." For Sac State, it was a four-shot difference at the end, as No. 2 Eastern Washington went on an 8-0 run to bring the Hor...

Hornets win big in Reno

Hornets win big in Reno

Chris Bullock

March 8, 2016

Momentum happened to be on the side of the Sacramento State women's basketball team Monday night. Behind a career-high effort from sophomore Maranne Johnson and a record-breaking effort from her teammates, No. 7 Sac State (14-16, 11-8 Big Sky) defeated the No. 10 Southern Utah University Thunder...

Hornets find will to win

Hornets find will to win

Chris Bullock

March 3, 2016

Despite having three players out due to injury, the Sacramento State women's basketball team kept its composure in the closing minutes. Senior guard Adella Randle-El, junior forward Gretchen Harrigan and sophomore guard Taylor Brown accounted for all of Sac State's points in the fourth quarter, and ...

Hornets fail to finish in disappointing loss on Senior Day

Chris Bullock

February 27, 2016

On a day when Sacramento State bid farewell to three seniors, the women's basketball team couldn't finish at the end of a close match. Seniors Adella Randle-El, Ericka Magana and Sydonia Daniels played their final home game for Sac State and played well, but the Hornets were outscored 27-14 in...

Hornets win when it matters most

Hornets win when it matters most

Chris Bullock

February 26, 2016

For the Sacramento State women's basketball team, it's not how they start but how they finish. After falling down early in the game, Sac State (11-15, 8-7 in the Big Sky Conference) pulled itself together defensively to capture a much needed home win, 83-72 over the University of Northern Colorado (11-...

One last time ’round the Hornets Nest

Chris Bullock

February 23, 2016

For the Sacramento State women's basketball team, this week will be the last chance they get to stir The Nest this spring. This week's games against the University of Northern Colorado and the University of North Dakota will serve as the Hornets' final home games on the "Road to Reno," the Bi...

Hornets suffer worst defeat since 2011

Hornets suffer worst defeat since 2011

Chris Bullock

February 21, 2016

On a day where everything went right for the University of Idaho, everything went wrong for Sacramento State's women's basketball team. Idaho made 12 of its first 13 shots to start the game and shot 7-of-9 from the three point line in the first quarter en route to a 107-60 win over Sac State on S...

Hornets collect third straight win

Chris Bullock

February 19, 2016

What a great way to end your birthday if you're Sacramento State's Maranne Johnson. With two seconds left in the game, Johnson took a pass from Ericka Magana and drained a 30-foot three-pointer to break a 91-91 tie with Eastern Washington to give Sac State their third straight win on Thursday nig...

Women’s basketball needs to express urgency

Women’s basketball needs to express urgency

Chris Bullock

February 16, 2016

Time can either be your greatest friend, or your worst enemy. For the Sacramento State women's basketball team, they will have to use that time very wisely if they plan to make the top four of the Big Sky Postseason Tournament. With only six games left in the regular season, Sac State (9-14, 6-6 in...

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