2014-15 Sacramento State Women's Basketball News
December 19, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL RETURNS HOME WITH 102-92 WIN OVER UTAH STATE
Playing its first home game in nearly a month, Sacramento State got a career-high 27 points from sophomore Hallie Gennett and a double-double of 16 points and 12 assists from senior Fantasia Hilliard to score a 102-92 win over Utah State.
December 19, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WIN OVER UTAH STATE
Highlights and interviews with head coach Bunky Harkleroad, senior Fantasia Hilliard, and sophomore Hallie Gennett after women's basketball beat Utah State 102-92
December 17, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL RETURNS HOME TO HOST UTAH STATE FRIDAY
After nearly a month since their last home game the Sacramento State women’s basketball team (1-8) finally returns to The Nest to host Utah State (3-7) at 7 p.m. Friday. The Hornets will then go back on the road to conclude their non-conference schedule facing former head coach Jamie Craighead and San José State (5-4) on Monday at 2 p.m.
December 14, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COMES CLOSE AGAIN BUT FALLS SHORT AT USC, 101-99
Senior Fantasia Hilliard equaled her career high with 28 points and the Hornets led by as many as 11 points in the second half before USC used a 13-2 run to pull even and was able to finish off a 101-99 win on Sunday in Los Angeles.
December 12, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PUSHES UCLA BUT TAKES A SLIM 92-83 LOSS
Sacramento State trailed UCLA by just two points with nine minutes to play and was still within four points in the final two minutes but wasn’t able to draw even or pull ahead as the Bruins escaped with a 92-83 win on Friday night in Pauley Pavilion.
December 10, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CONCLUDES PAC-12 STRETCH AT UCLA AND USC
Sacramento State (1-6) concludes a stretch of four consecutive games against Pac-12 opponents with two more challenging matchups this weekend in Los Angeles. The Hornets will play at UCLA (2-4) at 7 p.m. Friday and take on USC (6-2) on Sunday at 2 p.m.
December 6, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATED BY #17 OREGON STATE
No. 17 Oregon State won its 14th consecutive home game dating back to last year and improved to 7-0 on the season after building an early lead and running away with a 109-61 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday in Corvallis.
December 5, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FACES ANOTHER RANKED PAC-12 FOE AT #17 OREGON STATE
The Sacramento State women’s basketball team (1-5) faces its second consecutive ranked Pac-12 opponent at 2 p.m. Saturday at No. 17 Oregon State (6-0). The Hornets are in the midst of four straight games against Pac-12 teams, having started the challenging run with a 107-94 loss at No. 10 California on Wednesday.
December 3, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL BATTLES #10 CALIFORNIA IN 107-94 LOSS
Sacramento State trailed by as few as four points in the second half and had six players score in double figures but No. 10 California got a triple-double from Brittany Boyd and 37 points from Reshanda Gray to pull out a 107-94 win on Wednesday afternoon.
December 1, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FACES TALL TASK WEDNESDAY AT NO. 10 CALIFORNIA
The Sacramento State women’s basketball team (1-4) opens a stretch of four consecutive games against Pac-12 opponents on Wednesday with an 11 a.m. matinee at No. 10 California (6-0). The Golden Bears will be the first ranked opponent of the Hornets since 2011 and will be just the first top-25 draw for Sacramento State this week before the team plays at No. 17 Oregon State on Saturday.
November 24, 2014
HILLIARD BREAKS STEALS RECORD IN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LOSS AT SAINT MARY’S
Sacramento State senior point guard Fantasia Hilliard scored a team-high 17 points and had five steals to break the career program record but Saint Mary’s shot 60% and made 31 free throws in a 99-91 win on Monday night.
November 23, 2014
WOMEN’S HOOPS OPENS CHALLENGING ROAD SWING MONDAY AT SAINT MARY’S
After its first victory of the season Sacramento State (1-3) opens a five-game road swing and a stretch of eight of their next nine games on the road at 6 p.m. Monday at Saint Mary’s (1-1). The game will be broadcasted live on HornetSports.com/Radio.
November 20, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL EARNS 93-85 HOME WIN OVER NEW MEXICO STATE
Sacramento State outrebounded New Mexico State 54-41 with 23 offensive rebounds and shot a blistering 20-of-40 (50.0%) from the field in the second half to score a 93-85 win on Thursday in The Nest.
November 19, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL GETS THREE COMMITMENTS FOR 2015 CLASS
The Sacramento State women’s basketball program received commitments from three players on Wednesday to join the team for the 2015-16 season. The incoming class will consist of two freshmen and one sophomore transfer.
November 19, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM WOMEN'S BASKETBALL VS. UC DAVIS
Watch highlights and interviews from the Causeway Cup battle between Sacramento State and UC Davis on Nov. 18
November 18, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STYMIED BY UC DAVIS IN CAUSEWAY CLASH
Sacramento State led by as many as 11 points in the first half and held a 47-40 halftime lead, but the Hornets shot just 24.4 % in the second half and were 5-of-25 (20 %) from 3-point range as UC Davis emerged with a 90-82 win in the annual Causeway Cup battle between the teams.
November 17, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS HOME SCHEDULE AGAINST TWO AGGIES
Sacramento State (0-2) opens its home schedule this week facing two of the five NCAA Div. I teams named Aggies. The Hornets host Causeway rival UC Davis (0-1) in their annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday before facing the New Mexico State Aggies (0-1) at 7 p.m. Thursday.
November 16, 2014
THREE-POINT STRUGGLES DOOM WOMEN’S BASKETBALL IN 81-66 LOSS AT CSUN
Freshman Maranne Johnson scored a career-high 14 points but Sacramento State shot just 7-of-35 (20.0 %) from three-point range and had three players foul out by the middle of the second half as the Hornets were defeated by CSUN 81-66 on Sunday in northern Los Angeles.
November 14, 2014
HILLIARD TOPS 1,000 POINTS BUT WOMEN’S HOOPS FALLS AT SAN DIEGO STATE
Sacramento State senior point guard Fantasia Hilliard became just the 12th player in program history to score 1,000 career points but as a team the Hornets shot just 28.0% for the game and took a 99-91 loss in their season opener at San Diego State.
November 11, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS SEASON AT SAN DIEGO STATE, CSUN
The Sacramento State women’s basketball team kicks off the 2014-15 season on the road this weekend in Southern California. The season opener will be at San Diego State at 2 p.m. Friday before the team moves up to Los Angeles to face CSUN at 2 p.m. Sunday.
November 9, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS FROM WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WIN OVER CHICO STATE
Watch highlights from Sacramento State's 135-95 exhibition win over Chico State
November 8, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ROLLS TO 135-95 EXHIBITION WIN OVER CHICO STATE
Six Sacramento State players scored in double figures, led by 26 points from senior Takara Burse and 20 points from sophomore Hallie Gennett, in a 135-95 win over Chico State in an exhibition game Saturday night.
November 5, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HOSTS CHICO STATE SATURDAY IN EXHIBITION
The Sacramento State women’s basketball team continues its preparation for the 2014-15 season hosting Chico State in an exhibition game at 6:00 p.m. Saturday in The Nest. The contest will be the lone exhibition game for the Hornets before they open the regular season Nov. 14 at San Diego State.
October 30, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL RETURNERS BLENDING WITH NEWCOMERS
In every preseason a team must come together with its newest recruits learning to play with the returners from the previous year. When the newcomers outnumber the returners, however, that is a unique situation.
October 22, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PICKED EIGHTH, NINTH IN BIG SKY PRESEASON POLLS
In the preseason Big Sky women’s basketball polls announced by the conference on Wednesday the media picked Sacramento State to finish eighth while the league’s coaches picked the Hornets ninth.
October 8, 2014
HIGHLIGHTS AND INTERVIEWS FROM THE OPEN OF WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PRACTICE
Hear from head coach Bunky Harkleroad, senior Takara Burse, and sophomore Hallie Gennett as the Hornet women's basketball team opens practice for the 2014-15 season.
October 3, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS OFFICIAL PRACTICE SUNDAY
In its second year under the direction of head coach Bunky Harkleroad, the Sacramento State women’s basketball program looks to build off a record-breaking 2013-14 season. The team will conduct 30 preseason practice dates beginning on Sunday, including one closed scrimmage and an exhibition game vs. Chico State on Nov. 8.
September 26, 2014
SACRAMENTO STATE WOMEN’S ATHLETICS TO HOST OKTOBERFEST ON OCT. 4
The Sacramento State athletics department will host its first-ever Oktoberfest event on Saturday, Oct. 4, with all proceeds going towards scholarships for Hornet female student-athletes.
August 13, 2014
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES CHALLENGING 2014-15 SCHEDULE
Highlighted by four games against Pac-12 teams and a total of six games against 2014 NCAA Tournament teams, Sacramento State women’s basketball head coach Bunky Harkleroad announced his team’s 29-game 2014-15 schedule on Wednesday.