By Bob Vazquez, Assistant Athletic Director (Media Relations)
Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada – Cal State Northridge completed its Canadian tour with a perfect record on Saturday night with a 96-56 victory over the University of the Fraser Valley.
The Matadors were 4-0 on the six-day tour of Canada. Cal State Northridge had earlier defeated Vancouver Island University (85-45), the University of Victoria (89-85), and Quest University (113-56).
Josh Greene led the Matadors against Fraser Valley with 17 points (11-for-12 from the free throw line) along with six assists and five rebounds. Stephen Maxwell added 14 points and seven rebounds. Brandon Perry, Allan Guei and Lonnie Watson each scored ten points. Guei had five rebounds.
The Matadors shot .492 (32-for-65) from the floor compared to .323 (21-for-65) for Fraser Valley.
Cal State Northridge jumped to a 12-3 lead early in the first period, and the margin zoomed to 22-10 with 3:17 on the clock.
The first period ended with the Matadors in front, 25-10.
The Matadors continued the onslaught in the second period, outscoring the Cascades, 25-6.
It was 52-20 in favor of the Matadors at halftime.
Greene led the Matadors at halftime with 13 points (9-for-10 from the floor) along with four assists. Guei and Watson each had eight points. The Matadors shot 52 percent from the floor compared to only 25 percent for Fraser Valley in the first half.
Cal State Northridge led, 74-43, after three periods. The 41-point lead was CSUN's largest of the contest.
Matador Memo …
Allow me to be a travel critic … Put Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on your travel list … This is one of the beautiful areas in the world … On Saturday, the Matador basketball team went on an extensive tour of the city with key stops at Stanley Park (ten times larger than Central Park) and the Capilano Suspension Bridge … The bridge itself, built originally in 1889, stretches 450 feet across the Capilano River gorge … The river roars 230 feet below … Brave souls those Matadors … The University of the Fraser Valley is a Canadian public university in Abbotsford … Founded in 1974 as Fraser Valley College, it was a response to the need for expanded vocational training in the communities of the Fraser Valley … In 1988, it became a university with degree-granting status … The school has become one of the largest universities in Canada … Enrollment is nearly 16,000 … Cal State Northridge heads for home on Sunday morning.