GREELEY, Colo. – Sophomore
The Hornets (10-8, 5-4 Big Sky) ended the game on a 19-4 run over the final 5:38 but couldn't catch the Bears (9-9, 6-3), who led by as much as 31 points in the second half in winning their 11th straight home game.
Sacramento State trailed early in the game but was able to make it a 4-point game with 8:31 left in the first half. However, Northern Colorado responded with a 21-7 run heading into halftime and its lead was never fewer than double digits for the remainder of the game.
Burse shattered her career high in points, which was five before Saturday's game. The East Palo Alto, Calif., native went 8-of-8 at the free throw line and 2-of-3 from the field for a team-high 12 points.
Senior also scored in double digits with 10 points, but tied her career-low with one rebound. Kuhns has grabbed just one rebound only one other time in her career, against Eastern Washington on Dec. 31, 2009 during her freshman season. She has, however, tallied at least one board in every single game of her career.
Sacramento State, which entered the contest ranked No. 2 in the nation averaging 6.6 blocked shots per game, did not register a block against the Bears. The Hornets, the Big Sky leaders in steals per game at 12.6, had only four steals on Saturday.
Northern Colorado had three players in double figures, led by Lauren Oosdyke's game-high 21 points. D'shara Strange chipped in 18 in reaching 1,000 career points.
Sacramento State shot 37 percent overall on 20-of-54 shooting, including 4-of-14 from 3-point range. The Hornets snagged 32 rebounds, committed 14 turnovers and tallied 10 assists. They went 19-of-21 at the free throw line.
Northern Colorado shot 44.9 percent from the field on 31-of-69 shooting, with 7-of-23 coming from beyond the arc. The Bears grabbed 45 rebounds and were pressured into 11 turnovers with 23 assists. They went 10-of-13 at the free throw line.
After a two-game road trip the Hornets will return home next week to play Northern Arizona at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Southern Utah at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
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February 27, 2013 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL LOOKS TO IMPROVE BIG SKY SEED ON TWO-GAME ROAD TRIP
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February 16, 2013 Women's Hoops Falls to Northern Colorado
February 15, 2013 Defense Key in Women's Basketball's 80-62 Vicotry Over North Dakota
February 9, 2013 Hillard Shines in Women's Basketballs's Win at Portland State
January 29, 2013 Women's Hoops Hosts Northern Arizona and Southern Utah this Week
January 26, 2013 Women's Hoops Falls at Northern Colorado
January 24, 2013 Women's Basketball Hangs on to Defeat UND
January 23, 2013 Women's Hoops Visits North Dakota, Northern Colorado this Weekend
January 14, 2013 Hilliard Earns Co-Player of the Wekk Honors
January 5, 2013 Women's Hoops Stumbles at Southern Utah
January 3, 2013 Women's Basketball Set for Visit to League Newcome Southern Utah
December 31, 2012 Kuhns Awarded Co-Big Sky Player of the Week
December 27, 2012 Women's Basketball Hosts Rival UC Davis in Causeway Cup on Sunday
December 20, 2012 Women's Basketball Opens Big SKy Play with Victory at Montana State
December 7, 2012 Women's Basketball Falls in Overtime, 72-67, at Eastern Illinois
December 4, 2012 Women's Basketball Brings Back Threes for the Disease ALS Campaign
December 3, 2012 Women's Hoops Trips to Illinios this Week
December 3, 2012 Parrish Named Big Sky Player of the Week
November 30, 2012 Women's Hoops Visits Oregon State Saturday
November 28, 2012 Women's Basketball Forces 34 Turnovers in Victory Over San Francisco
November 26, 2012 Women's Hoops Hosts USF on Wednesday
November 20, 2012 Women's Hoops Signs Three to 2012-13 Class
November 16, 2012 Women's Basketball Wins at CSU Bakersfield
November 14, 2012 Women's Basketball Visits CSUB Friday
November 11, 2012 Women's Basketball Stumbles at CSU Fullerton
November 10, 2012 Women's Basketball Falls in Season Opener at LBSU Despite Late Rally
November 4, 2012 Women's Basketball Preseason Q&A With Head Coach Jamie Craigshead
November 3, 2012 Women's Basketball defeats Academy Of Art in Exhibition Opener
November 1, 2012 Women's Basketball Hosts Academy Of Art for Friday Exhibition Game