Matadors Fall to Cal State Bakersfield, 91-71
Jan. 11, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (2-11) dropped a 91-71 decision to Cal State Bakersfield (9-8) Monday night at The Matadome. A 19-4 run to start the game and 11 CSUB 3-pointers were too much for the Matadors to overcome.
The story of the game was the strong shooting performance by CSUB. The Roadrunners finished the game 31-for-69 (45 percent) from the floor, as well as 11-of-23 (48 percent) from behind the 3-point line. Their 91 total points were the most the Matadors have given up all season.
Northridge trailed Bakersfield at the half by a score of 53-28. Sophomore Bridgette Conejo had eight points and freshman Amanda Thomson knocked down two treys to pace the Matadors at the intermission.
Several Matadors picked up the scoring load in the second half. Senior Katrina Thompson had nine of her 12 points in the second frame, Conejo contributed 11 more and junior Analee Viena-Lota knocked down four field goals on her way to 10 second-half points. Conejo led CSUN with 19 points and eight rebounds.
As a team, CSUN shot 40 percent from the field and out-rebounded Bakersfield 42-41. The Matadors forced the Roadrunners into 19 turnovers, and tied CSUB for points in the paint, 28-28. Northridge ended the game on a strong note, going on a 15-4 run to end the game.
Freshman Paige McIntyre had three assists and two rebounds in nine minutes of action, all of which set new career highs. Thomson set a new career-high with three 3-point field goals. Finally, sophomore Jasmine Erving added 10 points and four rebounds for CSUN.
Amber Williams led the Roadrunners with 24 points on 8-of-9 from 3-point range.
The Matadors will return to action Thursday night with a Big West Conference game at UC Riverside at 7:00 p.m.