Despite Career Day from Hahs, Matadors Fall, 79-50, at San Diego
SAN DIEGO, Calif. --- The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (0-2) fell, 79-50, to the University of San Diego (1-1) Sunday afternoon at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. Junior Crystal Hahs played a career-high 40 minutes for the Matadors, finishing with 12 points and 12 rebounds, the first double-double of her career, and sophomore Morgan Pryor finished with a team-high 21 points.
In addition to her work on the glass, Hahs finished with three assists, four blocks and her six field goals set a new career high. The Matadors also found some timely outside shooting from Pryor, who knocked down a career-high four 3-pointers.
In the first start of her Matador career, freshman Bianca Davies added 9 points and two rebounds for Northridge. Junior Tonicia Tademy finished with seven rebounds and three assists off the bench for Northridge.
San Diego took a 42-23 lead into the locker rooms at halftime. The Toreros jumped out to a 15-4 lead to start the game before Northridge went on a 10-2 run highlighted by a pair of 3-pointers from sophomore Morgan Pryor.
Hahs and Pryor each had eight points to lead the team into the break. Hahs added five rebounds in the first half, one off junior Tonicia Tademy's team-leading six boards.
San Diego employed a 2-3 zone defense throughout the game that limited Northridge's ability to get to the free-throw line, where San Diego had 36 attempts to the Matadors' 12.
The Matadors return to The Matadome Wednesday, Nov. 14, to host cross-town rival UCLA in their 2007-08 season opener. The Matadors will also welcome the Rice Owls from Conference USA to The Matadome this week, as the two squads will square off on Friday, Nov. 16, also at 7 p.m.