Matadors snap four game losing streak


Women’s Basketball 2014-2015 bench on March 5, 2015. (Trevor Stamp / Multimedia Editor)

David Yapkowitz

The CSUN women’s basketball team pulled off an 82-71 victory on the road over the Cal State Fullerton Titans on Thursday night.

The win improves the Matadors to 7-22, and 5-10 in Big West Conference play.

Leading the way for the Matadors was the first-year center Channon Fluker who continued her strong play and finished with another double-double. She scored 22 points on 52.9 percent shooting and pulled down 12 rebounds. The first-year guard Claudia Ramos added 15 points on 83.3 percent shooting with all of her shots coming from the three point line.

Titans were led by junior guard Samantha Logan, she scored 24 points on 52.9 percent shooting, pulled down seven rebounds, and dished out four assists.

Although the Matadors have struggled offensively at times, they were clicking on all cylinders against the Titans. The women shot 54.5 percent from the field, including a scorching 64.7 percent from behind the arc. CSUN allowed 13 turnovers.

CSUN overpowered the Titans in the post, outscoring them 33-18 in the paint and outrebounding them 37-32.

The Matadors held the Titans to only 34.9 percent shooting from the field. In the first half, CSUN allowed the Titans to shoot 43.8 percent from the three then brought it down to 35.7 percent in the second half.

The Matadors will return home for the final game of the regular season on Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.