Men’s Basketball: CSUN wins second in a row with strong second half

    Junior guard Josh Greene dishes against Pepperdine in CSUN’s home opener. Greene had a career-high 13 assists against Eastern Washington on Nov. 12. Jonathan Andrade / Sports Editor
    Northridge put up 60 points in the second half of Monday night’s game against Eastern Washington en route to a 96-79 CSUN blowout in the Matadome.
    The Matadors (2-0) shot 53 percent from the field in the second half after only holding a slim 36-32 advantage over the Eagles (0-2) at the half.CSUN had four players in double figures with sophomore forward Stephen Maxwell leading the Matadors with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

    Redshirt sophomore Stephan Hicks and freshman center Brandon Perry each added 19 points while junior guard Josh Greene tallied 13 assists on the night.

    Eastern Washington’s forward Martin Seiferth lead the Eagles with 27 points, 17 rebounds and seven blocks but couldn’t slow a potent CSUN offense.

    Perry gave CSUN multiple second chances under the boards with six offensive rebounds while Northridge as a team outrebounded the Eastern Washington 54-40.

    Sophomore guard Allan Guei added 10 points, two rebounds and two assists and also helped the Matadors defensively coming up with five of the Matadors 13 steals.

    CSUN will next take part in a four-day tournament at the University of San Diego beginning with a game against the host Toreros on March 15 at 7 p.m.