Bengals win by small margin 

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The Sacramento State Hornets faced the Idaho State Bengals on Thursday in ISU’s Reed Gym. With center Brayden Parker posting a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds, the Bengals defeated the Hornets by a margin of four points.

First half

The Bengals embarked on a four-minute, 14-3 run. Bengals’ center, Kolby Lee, made 10 of his 10 field goals. Center Brayden Parker finished the half with 10 points and five rebounds in five minutes.

The Hornets didn’t score for more than four minutes.

Parker attempted seven three-point shots; gaining the team 15 points with five landing shots. The Bengals had a 45-22 lead at the end of the first half.

Second half

The Hornets’ guard, Quadry Adams, scored his first goal with a slam dunk — shortly after the Hornets were awarded a foul bonus. By the middle of the second half, the Hornets led 8-0.

In the second half, the Hornets had a rebound total of 26. The Bengals’ rebound total sat at 25.

The Bengals’ offense struggled, converting only 27.3% of their field goals in the second half. The team scored 15 points. The Bengals led the game by a single digit in the last two minutes of the match.

The Hornets let up too many points in the opening period. Parker finished the game with a double-double and a career-high in rebounds. The Bengals won 65-61 in a tight contest.