Jordan Olivares’ return from a foot injury has given the Sacramento State women’s basketball team a shot in the arm offensively.
The sophomore guard opened her season with a college career high 16 point outing. In three games since her return, the Seaside High graduate is averaging 8.3 points a game for the Hornets.
Defensively the 5-foot-8 playmaker has been a demon with five steals in her last game to take over the team lead at 3.1 steals a night.
Olivares is also doling out 1.7 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 20 minutes for the Hornets, hitting her first collegiate 3-point goal last week in a loss to Portland State.
The Herald’s Basketball Player of the Year in 2018 and 2019, Olivares played in 26 games as a true freshman last winter for the Hornets, averaging 2.3 points and 13.1 minutes a game off the bench.
Olivares led Seaside to the program’s first Central Coast Section Division IV title in 2019, reaching the State Northern California Division III quarterfinals.
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