Feb. 10, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -
The Cal State Northridge women’s basketball team (3-18) lost 69-51 to Seattle University (5-21) Wednesday night at The Matadome in a non-conference game. Both teams participated in the WBCA’s “Pink Zone”, in which players and fans wore pink to promote breast cancer awareness.
Although the Matadors and Redhawks came into the contest with comparable overall records, Seattle led the game from start to finish. The Redhawks ran out to a 19-point halftime lead, 31-12, as the Matadors shot just 15.6 percent from the field (5-of-32) and 16.7 (1-of-6) percent from 3-point range in the stanza.
Despite the rough first half, the Matadors narrowed the Redhawks’ lead in the second, cutting the deficit down to 12 points, 61-49, with 4:48 left in the game. However, the momentum did not last as the Matadors fell silent the last few minutes of the game.
Bridgette Conejo recorded the first double-double of her career, finishing with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Violet Alama had a season-high 10 rebounds to go along with four points. Katrina Thompson added nine points, nine rebounds and four assists for CSUN.
Seattle’s Elle Kerfoot scored a game-high 24 points and Ashley Brown added 14.It was the first road win for the Redhawks this year and their first win against the Big West Conference in five attempts.
As a team, Northridge shot 30 percent from the field (18-of-60) and 35.3 percent from 3-point range (6-of-17). The Matadors hit 9-of-10 from the free throw line in the game, including all eight attempts in the second half. Seattle finished the game shooting 42.1 percent overall (24-of-57) and 39.4 percent from 3-point range (13-of-33).
Behind eight points from Neeta SreeKanth, the Matadors’ bench outscored Seattle’s, 18-8, though 17 Northridge turnovers resulted in 21 Redhawk points.
Northridge returns to the court on Saturday, Feb. 13 to face Cal State Fullerton in an away game at Titan Gym. Tip-off is slated for 5 p.m.