November 30, 2008

UCLA Defeats Northridge Women's Basketball, 96-53

Nov. 30, 2008

Box Score

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (0-7) lost, 96-53, to UCLA Sunday afternoon at Pauley Pavilion. Freshman Jasmine Erving recorded her first career double-double, finishing with 21 points and 13 rebounds in the contest.

Erving became the second Matador to record a double-double and the third different Matador to pull down at least 10 rebounds this season. Her 21 points were the most by an invidual Matador in the 2008-09 season. She is now averaging 7.5 ppg and 4.2 rpg.

Senior Whitney Ligon also reached double figures in the game, finishing with 11 points, including a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line. She added two rebounds, two steals and is now averaging 8.3 points-per-game.

Turnovers plagued the Matadors throughout the afternoon. They committed a season-high 32 miscues, including 17 in the first half. UCLA scored 39 points off those turnovers. The Bruins also held a sizable advantage on the boards, out-rebouding Northridge, 54-36.

CSUN trailed, 50-26, at the half. Erving exploded to score Northridge's first four points and eight of the team's first 11 points off the bench. In the first half alone, she set new season highs with 12 points, six rebounds and six field goals.

Erica Tukiainen led UCLA with 16 points.

The Matadors have a break before their next game, returning to the hardwood on Dec. 7 for a 2 p.m. meeting with San Jose State. Northridge and the Spartans will do battle at the Matadome and all fans will receive free admission to all December home games with a canned food item or toy.

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