February 16, 2013

Guay's Buzzer Beater Lifts CSUN to 51-49 Victory over UC Davis

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (13-12, 7-6 Big West) defeated UC Davis 51-49 Saturday afternoon in a Big West Conference contest at The Matadome. Sophomore Ashlee Guay made the game-winning lay-up as time expired as the Matadors completed a furious second-half comeback.

Tied at 49 after UCD's Blair Shinoda made a lay-up with five seconds left, the Matadors and head coach Jason Flowers called time out and drew up a play. From under her own basket, Guay sprinted up the sideline and put the ball in the hoop as time expired to give CSUN the victory.

In getting the win, CSUN rallied from down seven (45-38) over the final 4:19 of game action. Guay started the spurt with a lay-up, Violet Alama added a bucket and Camille Mahlknecht added a basket to help bring the Matadors back.

Haley White connected on a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to give CSUN a brief two-point lead before the final sequence.

Guay finished with a team-high 15 points. She added eight rebounds, six assists and seven steals in 38 minutes of action. Alama scored a season-high 13 points to go with eight rebounds. White had eight points, four rebounds and four steals. Mahlknecht posted a game-high 10 rebounds to go with four points and a block.

As a team, CSUN shot 30.7 percent (23-of-75) from the field compared to 28.6 percent (14-of-49) for the Aggies. The Matadors controlled the rebounding battle, 54-41, and had 21 offensive boards to just seven for UC Davis.

The Matadors held a slim 28-27 lead at halftime. Guay had seven points at the break.

Following the victory, Northridge starts a three-game road trip. On Thursday, Feb. 21, the Matadors meet the Cal Poly Mustangs in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Two days later, CSUN squares off with UC Santa Barbara at The Thunderdome.

 

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