Feb. 15, 2007
IRVINE, CA - Cal State Fullerton senior Charlee Underwood and sophomore Toni Thomas each notched double-doubles on the night and the Titans shot just under 47 percent from the field as they defeated host UC Irvine, 77-59, on Thursday night in a Big West Conference women's basketball game at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif.
The win pushes Cal State Fullerton over the .500 mark at 13-12 overall, and 7-4 in the Big West. The Titans matched a season-best with their third consecutive victory and have won six of their last seven games overall.
The Anteaters, who were led by Angie Ned's 22 points, fell to 6-20 overall and 3-9 in league play.
Thomas scored a team-best 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting to go with 10 rebounds and a pair of blocks. Underwood was 5-of-12 from the floor and finished with 11 points to go with 16 rebounds.
UC Irvine led by four points, 28-24, on a Miranda Forry jumper with 5:38 remaining in the first half before Cal State Fullerton exploded for a 14-2 run, which included three three-pointers to take a 38-30 advantage with 3:24 left in the period.
The Titans would score the last seven points of the half to go into the locker room with a 47-34 lead. Cal State Fullerton would not look back building the lead to as many as 22 points with 4:36 to go in the second half.
Fullerton outrebounded UCI, 47-33, and had a 25-5 advantage in bench scoring.
Cal State Fullerton closes out the weekend with a game at Long Beach State on Saturday afternoon (Feb. 17) at 4 p.m. at the Walter Pyramid.