The State Hornet
The Sacramento State women’s basketball team fell victim to one bad quarter once again Monday as they lost to the Northern Colorado Bears at the Nest, 71-61.The Hornets (8-12, 4-8 Big Sky) and Bears (15-7, 10-3 Big Sky) played a back-and-forth first period as Northern Colorado led 18-15 after one quarter.
In the second period, Sac State found themselves faced with the same problem that has consistently plagued them in losses this season 一 one bad quarter.
“I thought we had three decent quarters and a bad second period,” Sac State head coach Bunky Harkleroad said. “We reverted back to poor shot selection and [had] some defensive breakdowns in that second period. It was a very inconsistent effort overall.”
The Hornets were outscored 21-9 in the second quarter as the team shot 20 percent (3-15) from the field.
Harkleroad was very candid when asked what his team can do to prevent one bad quarter from happening in remaining games this season.
“I don’t know, honestly,” Harkleroad said.
“We’re trying to learn from every game, win or lose. We’re trying to watch film, look at the numbers, show our players what’s happening and try to make them aware of how to prevent those situations from happening again by identifying it while it’s going on or before it starts to unravel.”
Eric Jaramishian – The State HornetSac State junior guard Tiara Scott drives to the basket while a Northern Colorado player attempts to steal the ball in a 71-61 loss to the Bears at the Nest on Feb. 11.Monday was not the first time the Hornets had one bad quarter against the Bears this season.
Back on Dec. 29 in Greeley, Northern Colorado outscored Sac State 33-0 in the first quarter. The Hornets went on to outscore the Bears in the remaining three quarters of that game 69-49 …