MSU Women Lose Shoot-out at Sac State - KFBB.com News, Sports and Weather

MSU Women Lose Shoot-out at Sac State

Posted: Updated:

Sacramento, CA - For thirty-three minutes the Montana State women's basketball team played point-for-point with one of the top scoring teams in the nation, before giving up a 16-4 run down the stretch as Sacramento State posted a 107-95 victory over the Bobcats, Thursday night in the Big Sky opener for both squads.

"We're disappointed," said MSU head coach Tricia Binford. "We prepared well and were ready. I thought we had a solid first half. However, in the second half it came down to a matter of fundamentals. It wasn't just one thing, but a collection of the little things – a missed free throw, giving up an offensive board, allowing penetration, not taking care of the ball."

Montana State (5-5, 0-1) got off to a quick start and held a 31-21 advantage on a Jackie Elliott three-pointer at the midway mark of the opening period. Sacramento State (9-1, 1-0) chipped away at the margin and trailed 51-50 at intermission.

Leading 81-77 with six-minutes, 56-seconds remaining, the Hornets went on a 16-4 run, including three treys to but the game out of reach.

"We're capable of a lot more," Binford said. "We'll regroup and come out ready for Northern Arizona on Saturday.

Elliott, a junior from Billings, paced MSU with a career-high 25 points on 10-of-15 from the field. She also posted five assists and hauled down four rebounds.

Also in double-digits for the Bobcats were Ashley Brumwell 19 and Jasmine Hommes 15.

Despite falling by a 12-point margin, Montana State shot a season-best 55 percent from three-point range and had its second best shooting performance of the season hitting 51 percent from the field.

The Bobcats committed a season-high 24 turnovers, which culminated in 25 Sacramento State points.

The Hornets had three players with 20 or more points, led by Fantasia Hilliard 26, Shanti Smith 24, and Alle Moreno 24.

MSU will play at Northern Arizona on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Senior Standout: Hinsdale's Bethany Lacock

    Senior Standout: Hinsdale's Bethany Lacock

    At the starting line, she's equal like everyone else. But not for long as Bethany Lacock separates herself from the rest of the pack.
    At the starting line, she's equal like everyone else. But not for long as Bethany Lacock separates herself from the rest of the pack.
  • Man Identified In Fatal Crash Friday Morning On Bowdish Rd.

    Man Identified In Fatal Crash Friday Morning On Bowdish Rd.

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:13 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:13:11 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man killed in an early morning crash on Friday has been identified as 34-year-old, Alejandro E. Apodaca. Just before 12:30, Apodaca crashed his car on S. Bowdish Rd. He was traveling South on Bowdish near 17th when he lost control of his car, uprooting a tree in the front yard of a home.
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The man killed in an early morning crash on Friday has been identified as 34-year-old, Alejandro E. Apodaca. Just before 12:30, Apodaca crashed his car on S. Bowdish Rd. He was traveling South on Bowdish near 17th when he lost control of his car, uprooting a tree in the front yard of a home.
  • President Obama Tours Mudslide Damage; Comforts Family

    President Obama Tours Mudslide Damage; Comforts Family

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:55:41 GMT
    KHQ - Stay tuned to KHQ.COM for the arrival of President Barack Obama in Everett, WA on Air Force 1 around 12:30pm Tuesday. President Obama plans to visit and survey the devastated community of Oso. Air Force 1 could arrive as early as 12:25 or as late as 12:50. >>>WATCH Right Here On Khq.com>>>
    KHQ.COM - The President has arrived in Washington State to visit and survey the devastated community of Oso. Air Force touched down in Everett shortly after 12:30 today. Obama will tour the area of Oso and visit with families who loved ones were killed in the devastating mudslide.
  • Slideshow: Appreciating Our Beautiful Flowers, Plants And Gardens! Send Us Your Photos!

    Slideshow: Appreciating Our Beautiful Flowers, Plants And Gardens! Send Us Your Photos!

    Friday, June 14 2013 11:07 AM EDT2013-06-14 15:07:41 GMT
    KHQ.COM - If you have a beautiful garden or even just a few pretty little plants, snap a shot and send us a photo so we can add it to our slideshow! Send your pictures to Pix@khq.com or post them to our Facebook wall!
    KHQ.COM - If you have a beautiful garden or even just a few pretty little plants, snap a shot and send us a photo so we can add it to our slideshow! Send your pictures to Pix@khq.com or post them to our Facebook wall!
  • Sheriff's Deputy Charged With DUI Loses Job

    Sheriff's Deputy Charged With DUI Loses Job

    The Cascade County sheriff's deputy, who was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, has lost his job. Human Resources Director Dewey Goering says Matt Darlington is no longer a county employee, but he could not say anything else about the situation. Darlington was pulled over for a routine traffic stop by the Great Falls police department just before midnight on March 28th and was arrest for driving under the influence. Darlington pleaded not guilty to the charge at a March 31...
    The Cascade County sheriff's deputy, who was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence, has lost his job. Human Resources Director Dewey Goering says Matt Darlington is no longer a county employee, but he could not say anything else about the situation. Darlington was pulled over for a routine traffic stop by the Great Falls police department just before midnight on March 28th and was arrest for driving under the influence. Darlington pleaded not guilty to the charge at a March 31...
Powered by WorldNow

Sports

  • Sports
  • Community

  • Community
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Max Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.