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Women’s basketball knocked out in opening round of Big Sky Tournament

Freshman guard Gigi Hascheff dribbles past the defender. 

State Hornet Staff

March 13, 2014

Sacramento State women’s basketball team fell in the quarterfinal game against Southern Utah University in the Big Sky Conference Tournament, Thursday in Grand Forks, N.D.The Hornets lost to the Thunderbirds 86-78, and were knocked out of the tournament. Sac State finished the season with an 18-12 recor...

Hornets take down Weber State to win 12th home game

State Hornet Staff

February 28, 2014

Sacramento State women’s basketball continued its success at home with a victory over Weber State University, Thursday at The Nest.The Hornets defeated the Wildcats 76-60 and they are now 12-2 at home. Sac State moved up to fifth in the Big Sky Conference standings with just three games left in th...

Women’s basketball poor offensively in loss to Northern Colorado

Freshman guard Gigi Hascheff drives into the key during a game in The Nest. 

State Hornet Staff

February 21, 2014

Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team struggled offensively against the University of Northern Colorado, one of the top defensive teams in the Big Sky Conference, Thursday.The Hornets lost to the Bears on the road, 62-55. Sac State’s 55 points were the second lowest total for the team this...

Hascheff’s 22 points help Hornets take down Portland State

State Hornet Staff

February 15, 2014

Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team completed its two game homestand with a victory over Portland State University, Saturday afternoon at The Nest.After losing to Eastern Washington last Thursday, the Hornets, aided by a 22-point effort from freshman guard Gigi Hascheff, beat the Vikings 84-8...

Hornets’ comeback falls short against Eastern Washington

Junior forward Shanti Smith goes up for a lay-up during a game in The Nest.

Satchi Hover

February 14, 2014

Sacramento State’s furious second half comeback fell short as the Hornets lost to Eastern Washington Thursday, just their second loss at home this season.The Sac State women's basketball team was down by 14 at the half and down by as many as 22 points in the 79-73 loss. The Hornets dropped to 7-6 ...

Women’s basketball breaks scoring record against Weber State

Satchi Hover

February 1, 2014

Sacramento State women’s basketball team broke its own record for most points scored in a Big Sky Conference game in a road victory over Weber State, Saturday afternoon.The Hornets defeated the Wildcats 111-104, surpassing its previous conference record of 110 points in a victory over North Dakota back...

Hilliard makes history in big win over Northern Colorado

Hilliard makes history in big win over Northern Colorado

Satchi Hover

January 25, 2014

History was made as the Sacramento State women’s basketball team defeated Northern Colorado at The Nest Saturday afternoon.Hornets' junior point guard Fantasia Hilliard set the program record for career assists in a 74-64 win over the Bears. Hilliard entered the contest needing four assists to brea...

New rotation system wearing down opponents, leading to wins

Women's basketball head coach Bunky Harkleroad talks to the team during a game inside The Nest.

Clifton Jones

December 11, 2013

The fast paced offense of Sacramento State women’s basketball uses a continual rotation of players, which has been key to the Hornets 6-1 start.The changing of players is similar to how a hockey coaches bring in new lineups every few minutes of the game.  The idea of rotating a new line of player...

Gigi Hascheff shines on the court for Sac State

Freshman guard No. 3 Gigi Hascheff fights past the San Jose State Spartans at the game on Saturday in the Nest.

State Hornet Staff

December 11, 2013

Among the four freshmen the Sacramento State women’s basketball team showcases every game, there is one who stands out from the others.As a senior in high school, current Sac State freshman point guard Gigi Hascheff led her Reno High School Huskies to a the state championship game in spring 2013, befor...

Hornets overcome early deficit, win late against Saint Mary’s

Freshman forward No. 23 Hallie Gennett shoots the ball against the Cal State Northridge Matadors.

Satchi Hover

December 6, 2013

The Hornets’ women’s basketball team pulled off a thrilling upset against then undefeated Saint Mary’s at Colberg Court Thursday.     Sacramento State (5-1) beat the Gaels 94-92.Saint Mary’s (7-1) had entered the contest as one of 23 undefeated teams in the nation before falling to the Hor...

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