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Women’s basketball: Standout freshman performance breaks down CSUF on Senior Day

The Matadors celebrate their two graduating seniors, Bridgette Conejo and Jasmine Erving, after their victory against CSUF Saturday night at the Matadome. CSUN is now locked into second place for the Big West Tournament. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Senior Photographer

Anthony Carpio

March 3, 2012

It was Senior Day for the Matadors as well as their last game of the season. After two losses on the road, CSUN had only one thing on its mind: winning. And that’s exactly what they did. After a consistent first half and aggressive second, CSUN (17-12, 11-5 Big West) cruised past Cal State Fu...

Women’s basketball: CSUN hosts season closer on Senior Day

Guard Janae Sharpe shoots from long range during a game against Cal Poly last Saturday. The Matadors aim for a win against Cal State Fullerton Saturday. Photo Credit: Ken Scarboro / Editor in chief

Anthony Carpio

March 1, 2012

CSUN’s Big West Conference season is winding down to an end, and it’s hasn’t looked particularly pretty for the team after this past weekend. “We struggled on defense. We weren’t getting to our spots and containing the ball,” guard Janae Sharpe said. “On offense, we weren’t playing the way we knew ho...

Women’s basketball: Shooting woes continue for the Matadors as they fall to Cal Poly

CSUN head coach Jason Flowers talks to guard Ashlee Guay about a foul she commited during their game against Cal Poly. Fouls were one of many areas where CSUN struggled in its loss to the Mustangs Saturday night. Photo Credit: Ken Scarboro / Editor in chief

Anthony Carpio

February 25, 2012

SAN LUIS OBISPO – It was something that had not been seen from the Matadors since the beginning of the season: back-to-back double-digit losses. And with the Big West Conference season winding down, these losses couldn’t have come at a worse time. CSUN (16-12, 10-5 Big West) dropped to sec...

Women’s basketball: Poor shooting drops CSUN to second place with a loss at Santa Barbara

Center Jasmine Erving goes for a layup in a game against UC Davis on Feb. 18. Erving and the Matadors had an off-night, losing to UC Santa Barbara Thursday night. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Senior Photographer

Anthony Carpio

February 24, 2012

San Luis Obispo – It was just a rough shooting performance by the Matadors (16-11, 10-4 Big West) as they lost 61-44 to UC Santa Barbara (12-14, 6-7) Thursday night at the Thunderdome. CSUN is now in second place in the Big West Conference with this loss, while Cal Poly’s win over Long Beach State places the Mustangs (14-12, 10-3)...

Women’s basketball: Matadors hit road one last time to protect top spot

CSUN players Camille Mahlknecht, Ashlee Guay, Jasmine Erving and Janae Sharpe look on  during a game vs. UC Davis Saturday. The Matadors look to keep first place on the road. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Senior Photographer

Anthony Carpio

February 23, 2012

It has been a long journey for the Matadors this season. With 26 games now behind them, three still remain. After two wins in a three-game homestand, CSUN hits the road one more time as it looks to even up the series with UC Santa Barbara today and takes the series to Cal Poly Saturday. “We lost to (Santa Barbara) in double-overtime, so we...

Women’s basketball: Matadors rally from 15 points to win against Davis

Matador center Jasmine Erving goes for a layup during their game against UC Davis. Erving and the Matadors rallied back from 15 points to get the 63-60 win Saturday afternoon at the Matadome. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Senior Photographer

Anthony Carpio

February 18, 2012

It started with exactly 10 minutes left in the second half with the Matadors down 45-32. Center Jasmine Erving had just made a jumper. Forward Violet Alama got a layup 29 seconds later. Then, with 8:35 left to go, Alama drained CSUN’s only trey of the game to cut UC Davis’s lead to 10. And then they c...

Women’s basketball: Matadors take season series against Pacific

Matador guard Janae Sharpe drives into the paint looking for a layup in their game against Pacific Thursday night. Sharpe led her team to a

Anthony Carpio

February 16, 2012

  The last time these two teams played, CSUN trailed Pacific by 13 points, but the Matadors made a push to come back and win the game. Thursday night ended the same way, but this time Northridge (15-10, 9-3 Big West) was up by as much as 13 points in its 64-56 win over Pacific (14-10, 7-5) at the Matadome. CSUN bounced back a Big West Conference loss to Long Beach State, with guard Ja...

Women’s basketball: CSUN hosts Pacific in rematch

Center Jasmine Erving (34)  goes for a layup in a game against LBSU Saturday . Tonight, Erving looks to do more of the same against Pacific. Photo Credit: Michael Cheng / Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

February 16, 2012

As the Big West Conference comes to an end, the Matadors find themselves in a good position. With a league record of 8-3, CSUN (14-10) is by itself in first, but there’s no relaxing for this team. “We can’t be comfortable because we need to come out hard every single time,” guard Ashlee Guay ...

Valentine’s Feature: Married Matador coaches Jason and Tairia Flowers make home/work relationship work

Jason Flowers poses during a November photo shoot. Flowers says his coaching style is  “upfront and blunt” and credits his wife Tairia for having a “better poker face.” Sundial File Photo

Alonso Tacanga

February 13, 2012

A month into his head-coaching tenure with the CSUN women’s basketball program, Jason Flowers received some news that made him feel like he was in a movie. His wife, Tairia Flowers, had just been named the head coach of the CSUN softball team. “When it went down,” Jason said of the sum...

Women’s basketball: Matadors fall short in double-overtime battle against Long Beach

Matador guard Janae Sharpe helped cut Long Beach's lead, but was not enough as CSUN fell to the 49ers in double-overtime at the Matadome Saturday night. Photo Credit: Michael Cheng / Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

February 11, 2012

  Despite rallying to cut a halftime deficit sending the game into two overtime periods, CSUN (14-10, 8-3 Big West) came up short in a 75-72 loss to Long Beach State (10-14, 5-6) Saturday night at the Matadome. It was the 49ers’ big offensive push at the beginning of the second overtime period that hindered the Matadors’ ...

Women’s basketball: Erving scores career-high 36 points as Matadors coast past Irvine

Matador center Jasmine Erving posted a career-high 36 points in a 80-59 victory against UC Irvine Saturday night. Photo Credit: Michael Cheng / Daily Sundial

Anthony Carpio

February 4, 2012

IRVINE – Consistency was something CSUN head coach Jason Flowers has rarely seen with his team. In most of their Big West Conference wins, the Matadors have usually found themselves either trying to hold on to a slim lead or coming back from a deficit. “Some games we put together 20 minutes, some games 1...

Women’s basketball: Erving’s double-double leads the Matadors to a comeback win at Riverside

The Matadors remain in first place as they defeat UC Riversdie 64-58 Thursday night. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Senior Photographer

Anthony Carpio

February 2, 2012

It was yet another down-to-the-wire match for the Matadors, whose outlook looked bleak after being down by 13 points at halftime, but CSUN (13-9, 7-2 Big West) pulled it together and got the 64-58 victory over UC Riverside (4-17, 2-7) Thursday evening at the Student Recreation Center. This win keeps Northri...

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