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Hunt, Hornets hold off EWU women

Fri., Feb. 6, 2009

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Charday Hunt hit 10 of 17 field goals on her way to a game-high 25 points to lead the Sacramento State Hornets to a 74-67 Big Sky Conference women’s basketball victory over the Eastern Washington Eagles Thursday night.

The Eagles rallied from a 20-point deficit with a 15-0 run with less than 10 minutes remaining, eventually closing to within 64-62 with 3:30 to play, but couldn’t catch the Hornets.

Nicole Scott scored 19 points and Amy Bratvold 10 for the Eagles (9-13, 4-5). Chene Cooper dished out seven assists.

The Hornets (6-16, 4-5) made 15 of 30 first-half field goals and jumped out to a 37-21 halftime lead.

Their hot shooting improved in the second half, as they made 13 of 22 field goals.

Eastern Washington made just 10 of 35 field goals in the first half, but the Eagles hit 53 percent (18 of 34) in the second half to get back in the game.

The Hornets were 13 of 22 from the line, while the Eagles managed only seven free throws in 10 attempts.

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