CS Northridge 73, Pepperdine 70

Stephan Hicks had 18 points and Aqeel Quinn 17 as Cal State

Northridge beat Pepperdine 73-70 Saturday night to snap a

three-game losing streak.

The Matadors (2-6) trailed for most of the first half before

Josh Greene hit a pair of 3-pointers to open the second half and

spark a 10-1 run that put them on top 34-31. Northridge took the

lead for good with an 11-2 run that broke a 42-42 tie, and later

hit 7 of 8 free throws in the final 43 seconds to overcome a pair

of late 3-pointers by the Waves (5-4).

Greene finished with 15 points and Vinnie McGhee added 10 for

the Matadors.

Joshua Lowery had 17 points, Taylor Darby 15 and Hector Harold

12 for Pepperdine. Corbin Moore added 10 points and eight rebounds,

while Caleb Willis had eight assists.