College Sports

Sac State women beat Montana State in Big Sky Conference tournament opener

Gretchen Harrigan scored 19 points, and three other players scored in double figures to lead Sacramento State to a 78-62 victory over Montana State on Wednesday in the opening round of the Big Sky Conference tournament in Missoula, Mont.

The Hornets will play the winner of today’s North Dakota-Northern Colorado game in a semifinal Friday at 10 a.m.

The conference championship will be played Saturday at 1 p.m.

Hallie Gennett and Maranne Johnson each scored 12 points and Adella Randle-El added 11 points for the Hornets. Point guard Fantasia Hilliard had a game-high seven assists.

Montana State’s Jasmine Hommes led all scorers with 22 points.

UC Davis 70, Long Beach State 67 in Fullerton – Kelsey Harris sank eight three-pointers to lead the Aggies with 26 points as UCD advanced to the semifinals of the Big West Conference tournament.