Local College hoops: Hornets put end to hex in Portland

Published: Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 - 11:11 pm

Mikh McKinney scored 18 points and had 11 assists to lead Sacramento State to a 72-65 win at Portland State on Saturday night.

The Hornets had lost seven in a row in Portland, the Sac State athletics website reported. They were just 1-17 all-time when playing the Vikings on their home floor.

Sac State held a 43-29 halftime lead, but Portland State battled back, getting within 70-65 in the closing seconds.

Cody Demps (Pleasant Grove High School) finished with 16 points for the Hornets (11-12, 7-7 Big Sky Conference). Dylan Garrity scored 15 points and Eric Stuteville (Casa Roble) had 12 points off the bench. Sacramento State shot 61.7 percent from the floor (29 of 47).

Portland State (11-12, 6-8) shot well from the field, connecting on 29 of 54 shots (53.7 percent), but was just 4 of 14 from long range and attempted just eight free throws.

Andre Winston Jr. led the Vikings with 18 points on 8-of-10 shooting.


Sacramento State 84, Portland State 80 – The Hornets withstood a 13-0 second-half run by the visiting Vikings, Sac State reported on its athletics website.

The Hornets (16-7, 8-6 Big Sky), who forced 25 turnovers by the Vikings (6-17, 4-10), were led by Gigi Hascheff’s 22 points. Alle Moreno had 16 points and eight rebounds for the Hornets.

The Bee Sports staff contributed to this report.

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