Unlikely heroes

The women’s basketball team rebounded from a blowout loss on Thursday to top Montana State 55-53 Saturday afternoon in front of a packed Stott Center. Finishing the four-game homestand with three wins to just one loss, which came against basketball superpower Montana, the Vikings now sit in fifth place in the Big Sky with an even 5-5 record in conference play, 9-14 overall.

Vikings fall to Montana 57-77

Portland State’s 57-77 blowout to the Montana powerhouse on Thursday was a carbon copy of their first meeting with the Lady Grizz this season. With the loss, the Vikings drop to 4-5 in the Big Sky Conference, 8-14 overall. Montana improves to 7-1 in conference play and an incredible 19-2 record on the season.

Vikings stomp Bengals

The women’s basketball team loves to play in front of the home crowd, grabbing another win on Saturday by edging Idaho State 76-71 at the Stott Center. With the win, Portland State is now assured of at least a split on their four-game homestand that continues into next weekend.

The biggest mistake

The newest intramural program hit the scene last week as Portland State students and faculty formed teams to compete in a weight loss contest based on NBC’s reality show The Biggest Loser. Make no mistake, the Campus Recreation intramurals program has been nothing short of great this year.

Sac State dominated by Kahle

The Vikings opened their four-game home stand with an 80-72 win over Sacramento State last night at the Stott Center. Dominating individual performances by sophomore guard Kelsey Kahle and freshman guard Claire Faucher keyed the victory for the Vikings. Kahle led all players with an incredible 41-points, good enough for the individual season high this year in the Big Sky.

Another youth movement

The women’s basketball team stands little chance of claiming a Big Sky title this season. So far the team has struggled through its non-conference schedule and is off to a 1-3 start in the conference standings. Continuing to work toward a brighter future, several young players are starting to emerge as potential stars.

Taking care of Big Sky business

The women’s basketball team grabbed their first victory of the year against a Big Sky Conference opponent as part of a two-game homestand this weekend at the Stott Center. After falling to Weber State 71-54 on Friday, the Vikings regrouped and pulled out a gritty 84-82 win the following night against Eastern Washington, in a seesaw battle that went down to the final seconds.

Back-to-back conference play

The women’s basketball team opens up its Big Sky home schedule this weekend with games on back-to-back nights against Weber State and Eastern Washington at the Peter W. Stott Center. Coming off a two-loss road trip in their first games of Big Sky Conference play, Portland State looks to overcome their road woes by getting some conference games at home this weekend.

Not so joyful winter

The Portland State women’s basketball holiday season has been un-joyful and not very triumphant. The Vikings’ record has been a dismal 2-5 since fall term ended in the second week of December. The combination of strong opponents and several games of cold shooting from the field made it a tough month for Portland State, who now stand at 4-11 overall and 0-2 in the Big Sky Conference.