March 8, 2008
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -
In the final game of her collegiate career, senior Katie Holloway scored 26 points, finishing 8-of-11 from the field and 10-of-12 from the free throw line as Northridge lost, 71-55, to Cal Poly Saturday afternoon in Mott Gym. Junior Tonicia Tademy was the team's other double-figure scorer, finishing with 12 points six rebounds and five assists.
With the loss, Northridge finished the season 1-26 and 0-16 in the Big West Conference. Cal Poly finished 10-18 over all and 7-8 in league play. The Mustangs will be the No. 5 seed in the Big West Tournament.
Holloway added four rebounds to her 26 points and finished the season averaging a career-high 14.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. She shot 55.4 percent from the field and added 36 blocks, also a career best.
A native of Lake Stevens, Wash., Holloway has been a fixture in the Matador line-up for all four season in a Northridge uniform. She was named to the All-Big West Freshman Team and was also a two-time Best Sixth Woman of the Year honoree.
Holloway's frontline partner, junior Crystal Hahs, blocked four shots to finish with 76 for the season, an average of 2.8 per game and the second-most in school history for a single season. Entering the weekend, she ranked 11th in the nation in the category.
Hahs added four points and eight rebounds in the contest, finishing the season averaging 7.4 points and 4.9 rebounds, both new single-season bests for the 6-4 forward.
Tademy finished with 12 points on 6-of-15 shooting. She led the team with 110 assists on the season, an average of 4.1 per game. Like Hahs, she finished with 133 rebounds, an average of 4.9 per game.
Junior Whitney Ligon scored seven points against Cal Poly, finishing the year as the team's second-leading scorer at an average of 12.1 per game. She tied the school record for a single game earlier this season when she dropped 40 points at Pacific, which was the 12th best effort of the season in Division I.
The Matadors shot 34 percent in the game compared the Cal Poly's 39.1 percent clip. The Matadors also lost the battle on the boards, 46-36. For the season, Northridge shot 35.4 percent from the field and 25.5 percent from 3-point range.