Big performances from Whitney Ligon and Jasmine Erving helped the Matadors win their second straight conference game of the season, against the Cal State Fullerton Titans Wednesday night. CSUN won 87-82.
Ligon had an impressive night scoring 28 points, a career high.’ She currently leads the Big West Conference in points per game, averaging 17. She also leads the league in three-pointers.
She showed why she is the top scorer.But she couldn’t get it done alone.’ Inside the paint, she had help from Erving, who scored 24 points with 11 rebounds. Erving now has her third career double-double. She is only a freshman.
After scoring 25 points in Saturday’s game against Long Beach State, Erving came back with another double-double game, helping CSUN get its second conference win in a row.
The Matadors (5-13, 2-3 BWC) are moving in a positive direction, but there could be a few setbacks.’ Analee Viena-Lota came out of the game in the first half after injuring what appeared to be her right foot. There have been no updates on her injury, but she didn’t play the rest of the game.’ Vienna-Lota has shown some good play so far this season, but Head Coach Staci Schulz says that she hasn’t tapped her potential yet.
Another player who was sidelined late in the game was Bianca Davies.’ Davies went down with about eight minutes left in the second half. It seemed as if she landed wrong on her left ankle, which left her in great pain.’ Davies gave a loud cry when she went down. The pain was seen in her face.’
Davies also had problems last season with injuries, allowing her to play in only 10 games.’ This Saturday the Matadors travel to UC Irvine to play a team that currently has no wins in conference play. With that, there is great potential to get their third straight win in conference play.’ With Ligon and Erving continuing to play the way they have, it should be another exciting game in Anteater country.