Patton Hits 1,000 Points, Women’s Basketball Beats Sacramento State in Final Game
SACRAMENTO STATE, Calif. – Amy Patton scored 29 points in Northern Arizona women's basketball's 82-77 win at Sacramento State on Thursday. The sophomore guard also reached 1,000 points for her career in the regular season finale.
NAU (11-18, 6-10 BSC) picked up its second win over Sacramento State defeating the Hornets in Flagstaff on Feb. 24.
The women dropped 82 points on Sacramento State this time around, their second highest total of the year and a point off last week's 83-74 victory.
Patton finished her night with a season-best 29 points and now sits at 1,016 points during her young career. She shot 9-of-19 from the field and 4-of-9 from three-point range while collecting six rebounds and three assists.
She entered the game tied for second in the Big Sky Conference with 16.0 points a game and was 13 points shy of the 1,000 point milestone.
The Lumberjacks led the entire way scoring the game's first 14 points. The women were up by as many as 16 points in the first half before Sacramento State mounted a modest comeback trimming the lead to three. NAU came out shooting 47 percent in the opening half taking a 44-41 lead into the break.
In the second half, Sacramento State twice pushed the Lumberjacks to a tie game but the women answered on both occasions and the Hornets failed to keep the lead to a single possession until the final minute. Patton would hit four free throws down the stretch to seal the win.