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Women’s basketball: Matadors defeat Bakersfield despite numerous turnovers

CSUN forward Jessica Duarte led the Matadors in the second half to defeat CSU Bakersfield Saturday night at the Matadome. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Senior Photographer

Anthony Carpio

January 28, 2012

One would think a coach would be happy after seeing their team come back from 32-24 halftime deficit. That wasn’t the case for CSUN head coach Jason Flowers after the Matadors (12-9, 6-2 Big West) won 54-52 against CSU Bakersfield (4-19) Saturday night at the Matadome. He took his time as he tried to fin...

Women’s basketball: Matador treys puts Fullerton away in overtime

The Matadors edged out Cal State Fullerton in overtime Wednesday night at Titan Gym. Photo credit: Andres Aguila / Senior Photographer

Anthony Carpio

January 25, 2012

It has been a season of nail biters for the Matadors so far, and they didn’t disappoint again Wednesday night. Down by two points after a free throw made by Titan guard Kathleen Iwuoha, CSUN (11-9, 6-2 Big West) was down 47-45 with 1:41 left in the second half. Then 31 seconds later Matador forward Jes...

Women’s basketball: CSUN takes the show on the road to Fullerton

Freshman guard Ashlee Guay, middle, is six steals away from breaking a CSUN record. Photo Credit: Andres Aguial / Senior Photographer.

Anthony Carpio

January 24, 2012

Finding itself tied for first in the Big West Conference, CSUN (10-9, 5-2 Big West) looks to bounce back from its double-overtime loss as it faces Cal State Fullerton (8-10, 1-5) tonight at Titan Gym. This season’s current success has a lot to do with the combination of senior center Jasmine Erving and h...

Women’s basketball: Matadors fall short in double-overtime against UCSB


Anthony Carpio

January 21, 2012

The last two games for the Matadors had been close. Coming back from a 13-point halftime deficit to beat Pacific and a three-point shootout in its victory against Cal Poly, CSUN was getting good at winning close games in the Big West Conference. What looked to be another close win for CSUN (10-9, 5-2 Big W...

Women’s basketball: Guay’s treys and Alama’s steal land the Matadors a victory against Cal Poly


Anthony Carpio

January 20, 2012

It had been a close game the entire night, and with 1:59 left to play, it was anyone’s guess as to who would come away with a win in this Big West Conference showdown. After numerous missed shots from both sides, it was CSUN (10-8, 5-1 Big West) that came up with a critical steal that resulted in the game-winning basket to defeat Cal...

Women’s basketball: Matadors flip the switch and come back from 13 point deficit at Pacific


Anthony Carpio

January 15, 2012

After a disappointing performance in the first half, CSUN (9-8, 4-1 Big West) mounted an impressive comeback victory, defeating Pacific (9-7, 3-2) 72-68 Saturday night at the Alex G. Spanos Center. “I thought the kids played hard and earned the win in the second half,” CSUN head coach Jason Flowers...

Women’s basketball: CSUN comes up short against UC Davis, loses first league game

CSUN loses at UC Davis for first Big West loss of the year. Andres Aguila / Sundial File Photo

Gilberto Manzano

January 13, 2012

After starting the Big West Conference season 3-0, the Matadors dropped their first league game, losing a close one to UC Davis, 55-53, Thursday night on the road. With the Aggies (10-6, 2-2) missing numerous free throws down the stretch, CSUN (8-8, 3-1), which is off to its best start in leagu...

Women’s basketball: Matadors off to 2-0 conference start with win over Highlanders


Ron Rokhy

December 31, 2011

Despite being outrebounded for the fourth game in a row, the Matadors (7-7, 2-0 Big West) continued their defensive prowess at home as they held UC Riverside (2-11, 0-2) to 33 percent shooting Saturday night in a 63-55 victory. Also for a second consecutive game, CSUN struggled offensively but pulled out a win by stiflin...

Women’s basketball: CSUN drops double-digit lead at Portland


Ron Rokhy

December 22, 2011

Regardless of a double-digit halftime lead, the Matadors (5-7) failed to close out the Pilots (7-7) as they crafted a come-from-behind victory Wednesday night at Earle A. Chiles Center. Led by its defense, which held Portland to 31 points on 36 percent shooting, and senior center Jasmine Erving’s 10 points, N...

Women’s basketball: CSUN’s rally falls short at Oregon


Ron Rokhy

December 20, 2011

Despite mounting a furious comeback in the second half, the Matadors (5-6) let poor 3-point shooting and offensive rebounds bury them as they fell 79-75 to Oregon (9-3) Monday night at the Matthew Knight Arena. Down by 15 with 12:00 left in the game, CSUN came charging back as it capped off an ...

Women’s basketball: Matadors fall at home to Bulldogs


Ron Rokhy

December 11, 2011

Coming off their biggest margin of victory (30 points) in the last 11 years against San Jose State Thursday, the Matadors allowed four Fresno State players to score in double figures as they fell 70-61 Sunday afternoon at the Matadome. Despite holding the Bulldogs’ second leading scorer, forward Rosi...

W-Bball: Matadors snap losing skid, cruise by Spartans

Freshman Jessica Duarte (35) scored 11 points in a win over San Jose State Wednesday. Photo Credit: Andres Aguila / Visual Editor

Ron Rokhy

December 8, 2011

On a night where nearly every Matador player scored, CSUN made it rain from beyond the arc as they routed San Jose State 85-55 Wednesday night at the Matadome. The Matadors (5-4) have struggled against the zone defense in the past, but against the Spartans (1-8), CSUN used its defensive strategy as an advantage. “It’s part of our growth,...

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