December 16, 2013

Ashlee Guay Named Big West Player of the Week

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

After scoring 16 points and dishing out six assists in the victory over USC, Cal State Northridge junior Ashlee Guay was named the Big West Conference player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. A point guard from San Diego, Calif., Guay was 5-of-10 from the field and 3-of-4 from 3-point range as the Matadors scored their first victory over the Women of the Troy at the Division I level. 

On Dec. 10, CSUN and USC engaged in an epic battle in which neither squad by led more than six at any point. Northridge held on the victory as Guay led the Matadors in scoring for the fourth time this season. In fact, she finished with 16 points for the fifth time in game this season. 

"It is an honor to receive this award, especially after a good team win. I am proud of my team for all their hard work in putting up a fight to win a game on our home floor," Guay said.

For the season, Guay leads the Matadors in scoring at 15.9 per game to rank sixth in the Big West Conference. She also ranks sixth in the league at 3.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game. 

The win marked CSUN's third against a member of the Pac-12 Conference opponent in its Division I history. After going from 1996 to 2012 without a win against the league, the Matadors have now knocked off UCLA and USC in successive seasons.

In a series that dates back to the 1970-71 season, Northridge had defeated USC previously but was 0-8 in the all-time series at the Division I level against the Women of Troy. The win, CSUN's first at home this season, also helped the Matadors snap a five-game losing streak.

As the season continues, Guay needs 12 steals and 48 assists to set new career program records in both categories. Her first crack at those two marks will be a 7 p.m. contest on Dec. 19 vs. Northern Arizona at The Matadome. 

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