Feb 10, 2018
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Sacramento State women’s basketball team took down the Montana Lady Griz, 79-64, Saturday at the Nest for their first back-to-back wins of the season. The Hornets were led by a career game from Justyce Dawson and other strong performances.
Dawson, a senior point guard, just recently set a new career-high for points scoring, putting up 17 on the road at Eastern Washington. She passed that mark Saturday afternoon, putting up 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting against Montana. She was a perfect 3-for-3 from three and made 1-of-2 free throws.
She also had four assists and four rebounds, all in just 26 minutes of play.
Over her last four games, Dawson is averaging 13 points and 3.5 assists per game. She entered the game with the Big Sky’s second best assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.07. She did not commit a turnover Saturday
Tiara Scott had another strong game for the Hornets, scoring 17 points just one game after putting up 21. Scott was 6-for-10 overall, including 3-for-6 from three and 20for-4 at the line. She had a team-high five assists and also added a steal.
Hannah Friend also broke double-digits, putting up 18 points on 7-of-25 shooting. The sophomore guard was just 3-for-11 from three but pulled in a team-high nine rebounds, raising her average to a season-best 7.1 rebounds per game. She finished just one board shy of her fourth double-double of the season.
Also close to her fourth double-double of the year was Kennedy Nicholas, who recorded eight rebounds and scored nine points. Her time was again limited, as she picked up her fourth foul with over half the fourth quarter left to play.
Despite a relatively quiet offensive night (nine points on 3-for-11 shooting), Maranne Johnson picked up three steals, giving her 310 for her career and moving her into first all-time for Sacramento State women’s basketball. The senior guard passed Fantasia Hillard (309, 2010-14) for more …