Sacramento State’s women’s basketball team won its first postseason game in program history on Thursday night, beating Pacific 87-79 in a first-round WNIT game in Stockton.
Junior guard Adella Randle-El led the Hornets (17-15) with 20 points at the Spanos Center on the Pacific campus. Sophomore forward Gretchen Harrigan added 14 points and six rebounds.
Pacific (21-10) was led by senior forward Kendall Kenyon, who had 28 points and 21 rebounds. Guard Hailie Eackles added 14 points for the Tigers.
It was a close battle throughout. The Hornets led 45-40 at halftime. And while Sac State extended that lead in the second half, Pacific came back, cutting its deficit to 84-79 with 22 second left. But that was as close as the Tigers could get.
The Hornets will host a second-round WNIT game Monday at 7 p.m. at the Nest against Big Sky Conference rival Eastern Washington
Tickets for men’s game – Sac State will play its first postseason home game in 53 years when its men meet Northern Arizona on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Nest in the second round of the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.
Tickets are on sale at the Sac State Athletics Center in Parking Lot 1. Tickets also are available at csus.edu/hornettickets.
Tickets are $20 for reserved seating and $15 for general admission. Youth tickets (age 16 and younger) are $10 in reserved and $5 for general admission. Sac State students, with a valid One Card, can purchase tickets for $10.
The Hornets, who sold out each of their final five home games of the regular season, won at Portland, 73-66, in the first round of the CIT on Wednesday night. The win was the first in the postseason for the program since 1962.
If the Hornets (21-11) can beat the Big Sky Conference rivals Lumberjacks (20-14), they will match the highest single-season win total in program history dating back to 1948.
Bee Sports staff