May 22, 2012

Matador Women's Hoops Adds Cinnamon Lister to Roster

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

The Cal State Northridge women's basketball program and head coach Jason Flowers announced that Cinnamon Lister has transferred to the Matadors and will begin play in the for the 2013-14 season. A two-year letterwinner at Boise State, Lister will have to sit out the 2012-13 season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules and have two years of eligibility at Northridge.

Over the past two seasons, Lister has been an important bench player with the Broncos. In 60 career games at Boise State, she averaged 3.2 points, 2.1 assists and 1.4 rebounds per game while shooting 33.5 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line.

"We are excited to add a young woman of the quality and character of Cinnamon," Flowers said. "She is a true point guard who has the vision and ability to distribute and make those around her better."

In her sophomore season, she scored a season-high 10 points in a win over Air Force and dished out a season-high six assists in a victory against Pepperdine. Averaging 16 minutes per game, Lister finished with at least four assists in six games and had three dimes in another six.

During her freshman season with the Broncos, she scored a career-high 11 points in a win at San Jose State and dished out a career-high seven assists in a loss to Utah State.

A 5-5 guard from Corona, Calif., Lister prepped at Santiago High School where she was a four-year starter. She averaged 11.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.8 assist and 1.2 steals per game as a senior. Basketball runs in her family as she has a twin sister, Jasmine, who plays at Vanderbilt.

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