By Bob Vazquez, Assistant Athletic Director (Media Relations)
Squamish, British Columbia, Canada – Cal State Northridge started fast and never looked back in posting a resounding 113-56 victory over Quest University in an exhibition men's basketball game Friday night.
The Matadors scored the game's first ten points and upped the lead to 17-3 with 5:43 in the first period. Tre Hale-Edmerson scored eleven of the team's 17 points.
Cal State Northridge led 26-12 after the first period. Hale-Edmerson had eleven of the team's 26 first period points.
The onslaught continued in the second period. The lead continued to build-and-build; 36-16 with 7:35 on the clock; and then 45-16 with 5:24 remaining before intermission.
Cal State Northridge led Quest University, 59-22, at halftime.
The Matadors continued to play with intensity in the third period. The 27-point halftime lead ballooned to 40 points, 70-30, with 5:23 left.
The margin was 87-43 entering the final period.
Again, the Matador momentum continued unchecked in the final period. With 5:56 left in the contest, the Cal State Northridge lead was 56 points, 101-45, with 5:56 left.
Final Score – Cal State Northridge 113, Quest University 56
Six Matador players scored in double figures. Brandon Perry came off the bench to score a team-leading 18 points along with ten rebounds and two blocks. Tre Hale-Edmerson added 15 points, seven assists and three steals; Stephen Maxwell collected 14 points; Donovan Johnson chipped in with 13 points; Trevone Williams had eleven points and six rebounds; and Josh Greene scored ten points along with 12 assists and four steals.
The Matadors are 3-0 on their current road trip to Canada. In addition to Friday night's win over Quest University (113-56), the Matadors have defeated Vancouver Island University (85-45) and the University of Victoria (89-85).
Cal State Northridge will complete its four-game Canadian road trip with a Saturday night contest against the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford.
Matador Memo …
Lonnie Watson celebrated his 20th birthday on Friday and was given a spot in the starting lineup against Quest University … At the post-game dinner at a nearby restaurant, the Matador team sang "Happy Birthday" to Watson … It was a day of much deserved rest for the Matadors in order to prepare for the team's game Friday night at Quest University … A tour of Vancouver had been planned but was cancelled … The team is a bit weary from all the traveling, games and previous sightseeing … Several of the players used some of their free time to stretch their legs with a short walk from the team hotel in downtown Vancouver … Near the hotel was the Olympic Cauldron … Vancouver was the site of the 2010 Winter Olympics … On Saturday, Cal State Northridge is tackling the Capilano Stretch Bridge, 20 miles north of downtown Vancouver … The bridge, built originally in 1889, stretches 450 feet across the Capilano River gorge … The river roars 230 feet below … The bus trip from the hotel in downtown Vancouver to Squamish (Quest University) was simply spectacular … The 50-minute drive included crossing the Lion's Gate Bridge leaving downtown Vancouver to a scenic highway lined with lush, green trees that seemed to rise to the top of the sky … Quest University is Canada's first independent, not-for-profit, nonsectarian University of the liberal arts and sciences … The University offers only one degree, a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences, and focuses entirely on excellence in undergraduate education … Quest University opened in September, 2007, with an enrollment of 74 students; its current enrollment is 350 … Quest University is located on a 60-acre mountain top on the edge of Garibaldi Provincial Park … The University is approximately 45 miles from Vancouver … In 2007, Quest University introduced men's and women's varsity basketball … The program's team name is the Kermodes (pronounced kerr-moe-dees), a uniquely colored black bear native to certain regions of British Columbia.