Matadors Fall to Mustangs, 70-56

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. --- The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (16-12, 10-5) lost 70-56 to Cal Poly Saturday afternoon in a Big West Conference contest at Mott Gym. The Matadors could not overcome cold shooting from the field in a match-up of the top two teams in the Big West Conference. 

Northridge had trouble finding its rhythm in a rowdy Mott Gym Saturday. CSUN shot just 30.8 percent from the field in the game, including a 27.8 percent rate in the first half. Conversely, the Mustangs finished at 42.7 percent for the game and out-rebounded the Matadors 49-37. 

Janae Sharpe led the Matadors with 14 points and also had three rebounds, two assists and a steal. Ashlee Guay finished with 10 points and had four steals, setting a new school single-season record in the process. She now has 86 steals for the season. 

Jianni Jackson was the third Matador to finish in double figures, scoring 12 points to go along with four rebounds and three steals. 

Kristina Santiago led the Mustangs with a double-double, posting 16 points and 15 rebounds. 

The Matadors return to action on Saturday. Mar. 3 for their final regular season game of the year, a match up with Cal State Fullerton. Tip off is slated for 4 p.m. and after the contest, CSUN will honor its two seniors: Jasmine Erving and Bridgette Conejo

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