Nov. 20, 2005
FULLERTON, CA -
Northern Colorado junior guard Jena Fosdick scored a game-high 26 points to lead two other players in double figures as the Bears defeated visiting Cal State Fullerton, 88-64, on Sunday afternoon in Greeley, Colo.
The Titans fell to 0-2 overall on the 2005 season after falling to Colorado to Friday night to open the year. Northern Colorado improved to 1-1 overall.
Fosdick made 9-of-14 from the field, including five three-pointers, and grabbed eight rebounds. Heather Barbour and Jabrenta Hubbard were also in double figures for the Bears, scoring 21 and 18 points, respectively. Danielle Hagen grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds to lead Northern Colorado to a 47-28 advantage on the boards.
Fullerton was led by freshman Toni Thomas, who scored a career high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds. Junior Charlee Underwood scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting and had two blocks.
The Bears were hot from the field, shooting better than 51 percent from the floor for the game - including 13 three-pointers. The Titans shot just over 38 percent from the field for the game.
Back-to-back layups gave Fullerton a quick lead to start the game, but the Bears roared back, sprinting out to a 10-point lead thanks to a 13-0 run over the next four minutes to go up 10-4 with 16:05 remaining.
Cal State Fullerton closed to within two points three minutes later with an 8-0 run of its own, but a 17-5 run by the Bears gave them a 14-point lead with just under seven minutes remaining and they never looked back.
Northern Colorado led by as many as 24 points late in the second half as Fullerton could not get closer than nine points with 11 minutes remaining in the game.
The Titans look to get their first victory of the season next weekend as one of four teams at the Northern Arizona Thanksgiving Classic in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Fullerton opens the tournament against the host Lumberjacks on Friday (Nov. 25) at 7:05 p.m. while Army and Manhattan College meet in the tournament opener.