December 4, 2009

Matadors Drop 68-50 Decision to Eastern Washington

Dec. 4, 2009

Final Stats

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (1-5) dropped a 68-50 decision to Eastern Washington Friday night at Reese Court. Sophomore Bridgette Conejo led CSUN with 21 points, her second 20-plus-point performance of the year, in the defeat.

Northridge was unable to overcome a 24-10 run that Eastern Washington used in the first half to extend its lead to 14 midway through the first half. EWU took a 42-23 lead into halftime.

The second half saw CSUN try and fight back, but 33.3 percent (7-of-21) shooting in from the field limited its ability to cut into the Eagles' lead.

Eastern Washington finished 25-of-59 (42.4 percent) from the field and knocked down 8-of-14 (57.1 percent) 3-pointers in the contest. Northridge finished 17-of-42 (40.5 percent) from the field and 2-of-7 (28.6 percent) from 3-point range.

The Matadors committed 26 turnovers in the game, resulting in 29 points for EWU. The Eagles also outscored CSUN, 25-8, off the bench and had 13 second-chance points to Northridge's two. Both teams grabbed 33 rebounds in the game.

Conejo was 5-of-6 from the field and knocked down a career-high 10 free throws on 14 attempts. She added five rebounds and three steals in the effort and is now averaging 15 points on the season.

Katrina Thompson finished with nine points for CSUN and added three rebounds, three assists and two steals to her final line. Jasmine Erving had eight points in the loss, scoring six in the first half and adding three rebounds for the game.

Anna Simmons had a season-high three assists for the Northridge off the bench and freshman Violet Alama had three points, five rebounds and two blocked shots also off the bench.

The Matadors play Sunday at Gonzaga. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m., and coverage will be available on GameTracker.

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