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Long Beach State Slides Past Matadors, 49-48
 
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Feb. 27, 2008

Box Score

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -

The Cal State Northridge women's basketball team (1-22, 0-12 BWC) lost to Long Beach State, 49-48, in a Big West Conference game Saturday afternoon. Senior Katie Holloway scored a team-high 23 points on 9-of-11 shooting, raising her season field goal percentage to 55.1 percent.

Following Thursday's 12-of-16 showing in the Northridge's victory over Cal St. Bakersfield, Holloway finished the weekend shooting 21-of-27 from the field, a 77.8 percent clip. She also had three rebounds and block against the 49ers.

Sophomore Katrina Thompson added 9 points and three rebounds and assists for CSUN and is now averaging 10.3 ppg over her last three contests and scored a season-high 14 points at Cal St. Bakersfield.

Northridge trailed 16-15 at halftime. The two teams combined to shoot 25.5 percent (13-of-51). The Matadors staged a rally midway through the second half after falling behind by eight, 26-18, with 15:49 left to play.

Holloway hit a lay-up with 11:23 to play to put CSUN ahead, 33-31, capping a 15-6 run. The Matadors led by eight with five minutes to play, 41-33, following a pair of free throws from Holloway, but couldn't stop Long Beach State, who outscored Northridge 16-7 over the rest of the game.

Northridge hosts its final pair of home game this season next week, welcoming Cal St. Fullerton and UC Irvine for 7 p.m. starts on Feb. 28 and Mar. 1, respectively. The game against the Anteaters will feature senior day festivities in honor of senior Katie Holloway.


 

 

Junior Ashley Blake scored two points in six minutes off the bench.

Junior Ashley Blake scored two points in six minutes off the bench.