Humboldt State women’s basketball stunned the Sonoma State Seawolves on the road last night when senior guard Molly Dixon sunk a game-winning buzzer-beater with less than half a second left in the game to seal a 74-73 Lumberjacks victory.
CCAA Network footage of the exciting moment shows that Dixon was able to heave up the winning shot just as the clock expired after a teammate tapped the ball into her hands during a tense, last-second scuffle in the paint.
The Jacks are now 15-10 overall and 11-9 in conference play after winning four in a row.
The Jacks have two more regular season games left on the calendar. The last game will be played at Lumberjack Arena on Feb. 27, at 5:30 p.m.
Read more about last night’s game from the Humboldt State University Athletics Department:
ROHNERT PARK, Calif. —- Molly Dixon’s tip-in with 0.4 seconds left in the game gave the visiting Humboldt State Lumberjacks the 74-73 victory over the Sonoma State Seawolves. With the win, Humboldt State sweeps the season series from the Seawolves. Alexia Thrower had a career high 36 points to lead the ‘Jacks while Tyra Turner chipped in 18 points. Dixon finished with 12 points for HSU.
FIRST QUARTER: A three by Molly Dixon gave the visitors the early 8-2 lead. Sonoma State (15-9, 11-8 CCAA) went on an 11-0 run to take a 13-8 lead on a Kylie Kiech jumper with 4:32 left in the quarter. An Alexia Thrower jumper cut the Seawolves’ lead to 13-12, but the hosts finished the quarter on an 8-1 run to take a 20-14 lead.
SECOND QUARTER: Sonoma State increased its lead to 25-17 on a three by Kylie Kiech in the first two minutes of the new quarter. In the next five minutes, Humboldt State went on a 12-4 run capped by a three by Thrower as the ‘Jacks tied the game at 29-29. An old-fashioned three-point play by Molly Dixon gave HSU a 34-31 lead. Sonoma State finished the half on a 7-2 run as the hosts took a 38-36 lead into the locker room.
THIRD QUARTER: The Seawolves increased their lead to 49-41 in the first three minutes of the half. Alexia Thrower’s old-fashioned three-point play cut the Lumberjacks’ deficit to 51-48 with 3:40 left in the quarter. A trey by Taylor Johnson gave SSU a 54-48 lead, but the ‘Jacks finished the quarter outscoring their hosts 4-1 to cut the Sonoma State lead to 55-52.
FOURTH QUARTER: An Alexia Thrower lay-up off a pass from Tyra Turner gave HSU a 56-55 lead in the first two minutes of the final quarter. Sonoma State went on a 12-5 run to take a 67-61 lead with just 4:44 on the clock. The Lumberjacks cut SSU’s lead to 71-70 on a three by Turner, but a lay-up by Kim Savio gave SSU a 73-70 lead with 1:09 left in regulation. HSU scored the next four points including a made tip-in by Dixon with just 0.4 seconds left on the clock to give the ‘Jacks a 74-73 lead. The Lumberjacks defense held on as the visitors took the 74-73 road victory.
1,000-POINTS: Alexia Thrower became the ninth member of the 1,000-point club as she scored a career high 36 points. She now has 1,033 points in her career. The senior also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out one assists. Thrower went 16-for-28 from the field including two-for-eight from beyond the arc and two-for-two from the line.
FOUR IN A ROW: Humboldt State is now 15-10 overall and 11-9 in the CCAA and have won four in a row with just two weeks left in the regular season. The Lumberjacks are tied for seventh place with Stanislaus State and are percentage points of moving up to as high as third place in the CCAA.
DIXON: After scoring a career high 19 points in HSU’s 81-45 win at SF State on Thursday night, Molly Dixon scored 12 points including the game-winner this evening. She went 12-for-25 from the field and made two treys and connected on five of her seven attempts from the charity stripe.
ALSO IN DOUBLE DIGITS: Tyra Turner scored 18 points this evening. She went eight-for-10 from while connecting on both of her attempts from beyond the arc.
LAST TWO: Humboldt State will have two games left in the regular season. The ‘Jacks will travel to Turlock for a 5:30 p.m. game with Stanislaus State on Saturday, February 22. They will finish off the regular season on Thursday, February 27 with a 5:30 p.m. game against Chico State. This will be Senior Night and Think Pink Night.