Matadors End Losing Streak at Titans' Expense

Feb. 18, 2006

Box Score

Northridge, Calif. -

Courtesy CSUN sports information


Junior Jamie McCaa had 18 points, junior Jazelle Burries scored 16 and senior Cassandra Markovich and sophomore Katie Holloway each recorded 10 as Cal State Northridge snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 78-69 victory over Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at The Matadome.

The Matadors improve to 6-17 overall and 3-7 in Big West play, while the Titans fall to 9-15 and 6-6 in conference action.

The first half went back and forth, with the largest lead by either team being six points. The Titans jumped out to a 15-9 advantage seven minutes in when the Matadors scored eight unanswered in 90 seconds to go ahead 17-15. The lead would change hands five times in the first half and the score was tied six times, but it would be Northridge which took a 41-36 advantage to halftime.

The Matadors led by as much as eight at 44-36, but Fullerton slowly pecked away at the lead and eventually tied the game at 50 with 12:37 remaining. For the next seven minutes, neither team led by more than four. But Northridge would pull away in the final five minutes to pick up the win. Up 64-60, the Matadors scored six in a row to go up by 10 at 70-60. The lead would get as high as 12 before the Titans scored the final three points of the game to fall by nine.

McCaa shot 6-for-11 from the field, including a pair of three-pointers. Off the bench, Markovich made 4-of-6 and two three-pointers, while Holloway went 3-of-4 from the field, 4-for-4 from the free throw line and grabbed seven rebounds. Northridge shot 46.4% for the game and made 5-of-11 (42.9%) from beyond the arc.

Toni Thomas led all scorers with 23 points for the Titans, also grabbing 15 rebounds. Andrea Adams added 14, while Amber Pruitt had 12 boards.