The State Hornet

How Title IX shaped women’s athletics at Sac State

The Sac State women's basketball team huddles up during halftime against Northern Colorado in the Hornets Nest, Thursday, Feb. 25. The Hornets went on to win 83-72.

Chris Bullock

April 3, 2016

When you have a moment, take the time to visit the Nest. As soon as you walk in, you'll see a trophy case with an assortment of trophies. When you take a close look at it, you'll see that there isn't just awards won by male athletes; some of the best honors were earned by female athletes. All o...

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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

Sophomore Maranne Johnson drives an Northern Colorado defender at the Hornets Nest, Thursday, Feb. 25. Johnson played a big part in a Hornets 83-72 win as she had 20 points, five rebounds, and two steals.

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 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

Sac State junior guard Brianna Burgos drives for a lay-up against Idaho State's Isabel Vara de Rey on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Burgos scored 16 points in the Hornet's 83-62 win over Idaho State. 

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...

Hornets tie record in loss

Chris Bullock

February 7, 2016

Going into Saturday's game at Montana State, the Hornets had only made 30 3-pointers in their last three games. Sac State ended up making 25 on Saturday, tying their own NCAA Division I record. That wouldn't be enough, however, as Big Sky conference leaders Montana State took advantage of anot...

Women’s basketball loses to Idaho

Chris Bullock

January 31, 2016

The shots simply didn't fall for the Sacramento State women's basketball team. Four days after setting an NCAA Div. I-record with 25 3-pointers against Portland State, the Hornets (7-11, 4-3 in Big Sky Conference) had an off night at the Nest, only making six 3-pointers in a 98-88 loss to Idaho (14-...

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Christopher Bullock

December 6, 2015

In a game that proved to be full of excitement, the Sacramento State women's basketball failed to avenge last season's loss to Cal, losing 117-99 in the consolation game of the Four Points by Sheridan Cal Classic on Sunday. Despite the loss, Sac State smashed the NCAA Division I record for 3-poi...

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Christopher Bullock

December 5, 2015

The Sacramento State women's basketball team continues to be stuck in a slump, losing its fourth straight game after a 78-54 loss to Villanova at the Four Points by Sheridan Cal Classic in Berkeley on Saturday. For the Hornets (1-4), the 24-point margin was their biggest loss of the season thus far. ...

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Christopher Bullock

November 14, 2015

Sacramento State's women's basketball team started off its 2015-16 season in winning fashion, defeating the Utah State Aggies 95-86 in Logan, Utah. Sophomore guard Maranne Johnson led the Hornets with 20 points to go along with six rebounds, as one of four Hornets to score in double figures (Gret...

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