Idaho State 73, Sacramento State 58
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)—John Ofoegbu had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Nicholas Rhodes scored 13 and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Idaho State past Sacramento State 73-58 on Saturday night.
David Schroeder added 14 points and five rebounds for the Bengals (7-8, 2-0 Big Sky), who won their second consecutive road game after losing their first eight. Idaho State finished with a 49-18 rebounding advantage over the Hornets, including a 16-7 rebounding edge on offense.
The Bengals also shot nearly 60 percent from the floor, building up three separate 20-point leads during the second half. The Hornets cut Idaho State’s lead to 10 points on a basket by Loren Leath with 1:17 left but got no closer than 66-56. The Bengals went to the free-throw line on intentional fouls the rest of the game.
After leading by as many as 16 points, the Bengals held on to end the first half in front 33-28.
Leath lead Sacramento State (7-9, 2-2 Big Sky) with 19 points.