NORTHRIDGE, Calif. --- The Cal State Northridge women's basketball program defeated The Master's College, 87-53, in an exhibition contest Saturday afternoon at The Matadome. Senior Jasmine Erving led the Matadors with 27 points while junior Violet Alama had a double-double and the Matadors forced 36 Mustang turnovers.
Erving was a force all night inside for the Matadors, finishing 11-of-19 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. She had 23 points in the first half and also had eight rebounds and two blocks in 23 minutes of action.
Alama finished with 11 points, 12 rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes of action. She was 4-of-6 from the field and 3-of-5 from the charity stripe in the contest. Freshman Jessica Duarte was the third CSUN player to finish in double figures. She had 12 points and three rebounds in 21 minutes off the bench.
The Matadors forced the Mustangs into 36 turnovers compared to just five assists. Freshman Ashlee Guay had eight steals in 29 minutes and also added a team-high five assists and eight points in the victory. The Matadors finished with 21 assists to 22 turnovers in the contest.
As a team, Northridge shot 44.3 percent (31-of-70) from the field, including a 52.9 percent (18-of-34) clip in the second half. The Master's College finished at 24.5 percent (12-of-49) for the game. The Matadors won the rebounding battle as well, 48-46.
CSUN held a 38-27 lead at halftime behind Erving's 23 points.
Northridge opens the 2011-12 season with a road game at the University of San Francisco on Nov. 11. Tip off between the Matadors and Dons is set for 3 p.m. Three days later, Northridge will take on LMU at 7 p.m. in Los Angeles.