Feb. 3, 2011
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (1-21, 1-8 Big West) lost 77-48 to UC Riverside Thursday night at The Matadome. Junior Jasmine Erving finished with 18 points to move into ninth in school history with 942 career points.
Early on, the Matadors hung around with the Highlanders. A lay-up by Amanda Thomson cut the lead to 20-18 with about nine minutes to play in the first half. However, UCR closed the half on a 14-5 run to lead 34-23 at halftime.
The second half saw Northridge pull within nine twice early in the frame. And for the third-straight game, CSUN saw an opponent mount a run to pull ahead for good. Erving made a jumper to make it 38-29, but UCR responded with a 17-6 run and would eventually lead by as many as 33.
Erving finished 7-of-16 from the field and scored 15 points in the second half. She passed former Matadors Tracey Burns and Katie Holloway to crack into the school's all-time leaders in career points.
Erving also moved into seventh in school history with the seven field goals, giving her 381 for her career. Finally, she tied Denise Sitton and Carrie Dormie for third in school history with 96 career blocks.
Thomson finished second on the team with eight points. Despite 11 turnovers, Haley White finished with a season-high nine rebounds and five steals. Analee Viena-Lota made the 77th start of her career for the Matadors, moving into sixth in school history.
As a team, CSUN shot 36 percent (18-of-50) from the field and grabbed 32 rebounds. UC Riverside finished at 46.8 percent (29-of-62) for the game and posted 39 boards. The Matadors committed 26 turnovers which the Highlanders converted into 31 points.
Rhaya Neabors led four Highlanders in double-figures with 19 points.
CSUN hits the road for its next game, a league contest at UC Irvine on Saturday, Feb. 5. The Anteaters and Matadors will tip off from the Bren Events Center at 4 p.m.