Aggies Outlast Matadors, 76-60
DAVIS, Calif. --- Junior Crystal Hahs led Northridge with 17 points, but the Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (0-13, 0-3 BWC) fell to UC Davis (7-7, 1-1 BWC), 76-60, Thursday night at The Pavilion. Senior Katie Holloway and junior Whitney Ligon were Northridge's other double-digit scorers, finishing with 13 and 10 points, respectively.
The point total was a new career high for Hahs, who was 7-of-11 from the field, including a career-high two 3-pointers. She also grabbed five rebounds and had one block in the game. Hahs is now averaging 7.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
Holloway was 5-of-6 from the field and added five rebounds to her final line. Ligon connected on two 3-pointers and dished out a season-high three assists in the game. For the season, Holloway is averaging 11.7 ppg while Ligon is putting up a team-best 12.2.
Junior Tonicia Tademy came off the bench to provide the Matadors with solid minutes at the point guard position. Tademy dished out a season-high eight assists and grabbed a team-best six rebounds in 29 minutes of action. Sophomore Morgan Pryor added nine points for Northridge, connecting on three 3-pointers.
The Aggies dressed only seven players Thursday night, yet still jumped out to a 29-12 lead with 9:12 remaining in the first half. Junior Ashley Blake scored the Matadors' first six points, connecting on a pair of 3-pointers.
However, the Matadors closed the half on a 10-0 run to cut the halftime deficit to 37-27. Ligon led the Matadors with eight points at the break and also pulled down three rebounds. The run extended into a 20-1 run three minutes into the second half behind six points from Hahs.
For the game, Northridge shot 38.3 percent from the field while UC Davis hit at a 43.5 percent clip. Northridge won the battle on the boards, out-rebounding UC Davis, 35-32. The Matadors also scored 24 points in the paint to the Aggies' 18 and scored 13 second-chance points in the game.
Jessica Campbell led UC Davis with 25 points.
Northridge continues its road swing Saturday when it heads to Stockton to face Pacific. The Tigers and Matadors are set to clash from the Alex G. Spanos Center at 4 p.m.