Women's Basketball's Four-Game Winnning Streak Ends at SIU-Edwardsville
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Sadie Clements scored a career-high 19 points with five three-pointers but the Sacramento State women's basketball team saw its four-game winning streak snapped, 75-57, at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville in a non-conference game on Wednesday night.
The Hornets (4-2) were coming off an overtime victory at Oregon State but couldn't carry that momentum into Wednesday's contest at SIUE. The two teams were tied up, 33-33, at halftime, but the Cougars (5-4) shot 46.7 percent in the second half to outscore the Hornets by 18 in the second half.
Sacramento State led by as much as 12 points with 9:06 left to play in the first half but the Cougars ended the opening period on an 18-6 run to tie the game at halftime. SIUE's lead was just three points, 54-51, with 10:34 remaining in the game but the Hornets scored just six more points while the Cougars tacked on 21 more points before the final buzzer.
Clements, whose previous career-high was 15 points, tallied 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting, including 5-of-7 from beyond the arc. (12) and (14) also scored in double-figures for the Hornets.
SIU was led by center Raven Berry's 15 points and 14 rebounds while four other players were also in double figures.
Sacramento State shot 33.8 percent overall on 22-of-65 shooting, including 7-of-23 from three-point range. The Hornets snagged 35 rebounds, committed 15 turnovers and tallied 14 assists. They went 6-of-10 at the free throw line.
SIUE shot 42.0 percent from the field on 29-of-69 shooting, with 4-of-14 coming from beyond the arc. The Cougars grabbed 50 rebounds and were pressured into 12 turnovers with 14 assists. They went 13-of-22 at the free throw line.
Sacramento State will stay in the Land of Lincoln for a game at Eastern Illinois on Friday at 5 p.m. PT.