Titans Trip Up Matadors, 55-45

Feb. 28, 2008

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The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (1-23, 0-13 BWC) fell, 55-45, to Cal State Fullerton Thursday night at The Matadome. Junior Whitney Ligon led the Matadors with 16 points while senior Katie Holloway added 14 points and nine rebounds.


After trailing 25-18 at halftime, Northridge closed to within four points following a fast-break lay-up by Ligon with 3:40 left in the game. However, Fullerton scored the next six points and pulled away for good.


Ligon finished 6-of-15 from the field, added two 3-pointers and tied a season high with five rebounds. She is now averaging 12.7 ppg, which ranks second on the squad, and 2.4 rpg. Her 42 3-point field goals is tied for the sixth-most in school history for a single season, matching Carrie Dormie's performance during the 1994-95 season.


Holloway shot 7-of-13 from the field to bring her season field goal percentage to an even 55 percent. She leads the team at 13 points and seven rebounds per game and her 32 blocks trail only teammate Crystal Hahs for the conference lead.


In the backcourt, junior Tonicia Tademy added eight assists and six points while playing all 40 minutes. She leads the team with 95 dimes, an average of 3.9 per game. Hahs added four points, five rebounds and two blocks.


Toni Thomas, the Big West Conference's leading scorer, led Fullerton with 26 points and 10 rebounds.


The Matadors close out their home schedule Saturday when they host UC Irvine at 7 p.m. The game will feature a pregame ceremony honoring Katie Holloway, the team's lone senior.

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