Feb. 11, 2009
LONG BEACH, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (5-17, 2-7 BWC) lost to Long Beach State, 63-50, Wednesday night at The Walter Pyramid. Freshman Jasmine Erving had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Matadors in the defeat.
Northridge was able to cut the lead to six at 56-50 following a jumper from Bianca Davies with 4:19 left in the game. However, the 49ers would score the game's last seven points. Davies finished with five points and a season-high five rebounds.
Erving was 7-of-12 from the field and also recorded a season-high three steals in 26 minutes before fouling out. She is averaging 9.8 points and 5.9 rebounds for the season.
Junior Katrina Thompson was the other Matador to finish in double-figures, finishing with 11 points. She hit a career-high five free throws and also had five steals and three rebounds for CSUN.
As a team, CSUN shot 28.8 percent from the field compared to a 45.1 percent clip for Long Beach State. The Matadors did force 30 LBSU turnovers, but 49ers out-rebounded Northridge, 53-34, in the game.
Long Beach held a 28-16 halftime lead. The 49ers connected on 6-of-8 3-point attempts in the frame to help build their lead. They wound up shooting 58.3 percent from long range for the game (7-of-12). Lauren Sims led LBSU with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Northridge returns to action Saturday, heading to the Inland Empire for a meeting with UC Riverside. Tip-off between the Highlanders and Matadors is slated for 5 p.m.