January 25, 2014

CSUN Bounces Back with 77-54 Victory over Long Beach State

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. ---

Junior Ashlee Guay led four Matadors in double figures with 21 points to help lift the Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (8-12, 4-2 Big West) to a 77-54 victory over Long Beach State in a Big West Conference contest Saturday afternoon. Guay added a career-high 10 rebounds to post her second career double-double while the Northridge defense held the 49ers to 35.2 percent shooting for the contest.

Northridge never trailed in Saturday's victory over Long Beach State. CSUN held the 49ers without a field goal for nearly five minutes to start the contest and led by as many as 23 in the second half. The Matadors held a 53-25 advantage in rebounding and grabbed 23 offensive rebounds that resulted in 14 second-chance points.

Coming off a career-high 32 points and school-record eight 3-pointers in a loss to UC Irvine, Guay continued her hot play. She was 7-of-13 from the field and 5-of-8 from downtown to go with two assists in 33 minutes of action.

Guay finished the weekend 17-of-33 (51.5 percent) from the field and 13-of-23 (56.5 percent) from 3-point range. She needs nine points to reach 1,000 for her career and eight assists to set a new program all-time record.

Janae Sharpe posted 18 points in the victory, connecting on a season-high 10 free throws in 11 attempts. She had five rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes of work.

Cinnamon Lister knocked down three more 3-pointers and finished with 13 points, three assists and two rebounds. She has 48 3-pointers on the season, the seventh-most in school history for a single season.

Camille Mahlknecht came off the bench to finish with 11 points, eight rebounds and two blocks. Making her second career start, Jasmine Johnson finished with four points, five rebounds and an assist in 10 minutes.

Breeyon Alexander dished out a career-high four assists to go with four rebounds and Bernadette Fong produced five points and seven rebounds in 14 minutes.

As a team, CSUN shot 24-of-59 (40.7 percent) from the field and 20-of-25 (80 percent) from the free throw line. The Matadors' 19 assists were their second-most in a game this year.

Madison Montgomery led Long Beach State with 10 points and four rebounds.

CSUN hits the road for its next contest, traveling to UC Riverside on Thursday, Jan. 30. Tip off between the Matadors and Highlanders is slated for 7 p.m.