Blake Ties Career-High in CSUN Loss to Pacific, 66-52
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. --- Junior Ashley Blake tied a career high with 17 points and set a new career mark with four 3-pointers, but the Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (0-19, 0-9 BWC) fell to Pacific (9-13, 4-5 BWC), 66-52, Thursday night at The Matadome. Junior Whitney Ligon was CSUN's other double-figure scorer, finishing with 10 points.
Blake finished the game 6-of-12 from the field and 4-of-8 from 3-point range. She added two steals, an assist and a rebound in 25 minutes of action. She is now averaging 7.2 points and 2.0 rebounds per game in Big West Conference action.
Ligon recorded her 12th double-digit scoring performance of the season, finishing 4-of-11 from the field. She also added three rebounds and two assists in the game. Ligon continues to lead Northridge in scoring, averaging 12.5 ppg over the season.
Another junior, Tonicia Tademy, pulled down a game-high and new season-high nine rebounds in the game and added six points, three assists and two steals. Freshman Analee Viena-Lota saw her two game double-double streak snapped, though she finished with eight points, six rebounds and two steals in the contest.
The Matadors trailed 34-21 at halftime as junior Crystal Hahs scored all seven of her points in the stanza. For the game, CSUN shot 34.5 percent from the field (19-of-55) and 28.6 percent from 3-point range (6-of-21).
Pacific had three players finish in double figures, led by Kelsey Lavender's 18 points. The Tigers shot 40.7 percent from the field (22-of-54) and 90.0 percent from the free throw line (18-of-20).
Northridge returns to action Saturday as it hosts UC Davis at 7 p.m. at The Matadome. The game is CSUN's "Think Pink" game, promoting breast cancer awareness and honoring those who have survived the disease.