August 23, 2012

Cal State Northridge overwhelms Vancouver Island University, 85-45, In Exhibition Game

Photo Gallery of Day 2 of CSUN's Canadian Trip

By Bob Vazquez, Assistant Athletic Director (Media Relations)

Nanaimo, Canada – Cal State Northridge ran its fast break to near  perfection as the Matadors rolled to a 85-45 victory over Vancouver Island University in an exhibition game Tuesday night.

Josh Greene, Landon Drew and Trevone Williams each scored eleven points to lead the Matador attack. Twelve players scored for Cal State Northridge.

In addition to Drew's eleven points, the freshman guard added six assists (five in the first half) and collected three steals.

Morgan Tilford collected seven rebounds to lead the Matadors.

Tre Hale-Edmerson also had six rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

Williams collected five rebounds along with three assists.

After jumping to a 20-10 lead after the first period, the Matadors moved into high gear, seeming to score on every fast break.

The Matadors outscored the Mariners, 26-7, in the second period to take a commanding 46-17 halftime lead.

Cal State Northridge led, 70-30, after three periods.

CSUN lead throughout the game. The Matadors jumped to an 8-0 lead with 6:42 lead in the first period thanks to four points by Greene, and two each by Allan Guei and Brandon Perry.

Eight players scored in the first period as Cal State Northridge led, 20-10.

CSUN started the second period scoring seven straight points to take a 27-10 lead at the 7:12 mark.

The lead then jumped to 33-14 with 4:16, and 38-17 at the 3:05 mark of the second period.

Cal State Northridge finished the first half with an 8-0 run to take a commanding 46-17 halftime lead.

Greene led Matadors with ten points in the first half while Landon Drew and Donovan Johnson, both freshmen, added four points.

Ten Matadors scored in the first half.

The second half was more of the same as the first half. Perry's layup upped the CSUN lead to 48-17, and a free throw and a Landon Drew layup made it 51-17.

It was 70-30 in favor of the Matadors after three periods.

The Matadors enjoyed their biggest lead of the game, 78-36, with 5:47 left in the game.

On Wednesday at 5:00 pm, Cal State Northridge continues its four-game, six-day tour of Canada with an exhibition contest at the University of Victoria.

Matador Memo …

Wednesday's game at Vancouver Island University was played in Nanaimo, located on the lower slopes of Mount Benson, overlooking the city of Nanaimo … Former CSUN player, Willie Galick (2007-08, 2008-09) hails from Nanaimo … It was a busy day for the Matadors in Canada on Wednesday … An early breakfast in Vancouver led a hotel checkout, a bus ride to Tasawwassen, and then a ferry boat ride to Victoria on Vancouver Island where the team is staying … The 90-minute ferry boat ride from Tasawwasen to Victoria was indeed spectacular … The ferry ride to Victoria displayed the scenic beauty of Canada … The team hotel is in the heart of downtown Victoria, known internationally as the "City of Gardens" … More than 950 hanging baskets adorn lamp posts downtown each summer … Victoria is home to more than 356,000 residents, and hosts more than 3.5 million visitors per year.  

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