Feb. 20, 2010
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (4-20, 2-10 BWC) fell 100-78 to Cal Poly Saturday night at Mott Gym in a Big West Conference game. Jasmine Erving finished with a career-high 31 points in the game for CSUN and Amanda Thomson tied a season high with 12 points in the defeat.
The Matadors, who remain tied with Pacific for the eighth and final spot in the Big West Tournament, hung with the league-leading Mustangs in the first half. Behind 16-of-33 shooting (48. 5 percent), Northridge trailed only 40-39 at the break.
However, Cal Poly shot 78.6 percent (22-of-28) from the field, including 6-of-7 from 3-point range, to score 60 points in the second half. CSUN was just 11-of-28 from the field and 1-of-8 from 3-point range in the second half.
Erving finished 11-of-16 from the field to set a new season high in field goals, one shy of tying her career high. She added six rebounds, two assists and three blocks for the Matadors. Erving is now averaging an even 14.0 ppg for the season.
Thomson was 4-of-10 from the field and knocked down a season-high three free throws to match her season best of 12 points. She also had two assists and two rebounds in the game.
Katrina Thompson was the third Matador to finish in double figures, scoring 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting from the field. She knocked down two 3-pointers and and led the Matadors with four assists and three steals.
The Matadors finished with a season-low 12 turnovers and finished with 17 assists in the game. Cal Poly out-rebounded Northridge, 40-32.
Kristina Santiago led five Mustangs in double figures with 24 points.
Northridge closes out its 2009-10 home schedule next week with a pair of games. First up is a meeting Wednesday with UC Santa Barbara on 7 p.m. Then, on Mar. 27, Northridge will honor its only senior, Katrina Thompson, in a pre-game ceremony before a 4 p.m. meeting with UC Irvine.