UC Riverside Upends Northridge, 67-48
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. --- Despite 14 points from senior Katie Holloway and 12 from junior Crystal Hahs, the Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (0-15, 0-5 BWC) lost, 67-48, to UC Riverside (5-9, 3-0 BWC) Wednesday night at The Matadome. With five blocks in the contest, Hahs tied Denise Sutton for the most blocks in Northridge history with 96.
Holloway, the team's second-leading scorer on the season, finished 5-of-7 from the field and was 4-of-7 from the free throw line in the game. The Lake Steven, Wash., native also recorded one block, moving her into fourth all-time on the Northridge career blocks list with 92. For the season, Holloway is averaging 11.5 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
Hahs finished 4of-12 from the field and knocked down one 3-pointer in the game. She also had four rebounds, three of which were offensive, and had a season-high four assists. Hahs continues to maintain career highs with averages of 7.5 ppg and 4.9 rpg for the season.
Sophomore Shanice Howard finished with five points and tied a career high with seven rebounds in the game. Junior Whitney Ligon, the team's leading scorer for the season, finished with eight points in the contest. Ligon is now averaging 13.8 ppg for the season.
The Matadors forced 26 Riverside turnovers in the contest. As a team, Northridge shot juts 25.5 percent from the field (14-of-55) while the Highlanders connected at a 40 percent clip (18-of-45). Seyram Gbewonyo led Riverside with 19 points, seven rebounds and seven steals.
Northridge will now have a 10-day layoff, next playing at Long Beach State on Jan. 26. The game between the 49ers and Matadors from The Pyramid will tip off at 5 p.m.