CS Northridge 75, Cal St.-Fullerton 54
Lenny Daniel scored a game-high 19 points to lead Cal State
Northridge to a 75-54 victory over Cal State Fullerton in the
quarterfinals of the Big West tournament on Thursday night.
Daniel was one of three Northridge (14-17) players to score in
double figures as Vinnie McGhee had 16 and Michael Lizarraga
Northridge, the No. 3 seed, advances to play No. 5 seed UC Santa
Barbara in Friday’s semifinals.
Unlike a two-point win over the Titans in their last meeting
this season, the Matadors robbed this game of any potential drama.
Northridge jumped out to a 14-2 lead and pulled away to the
Fullerton (11-20), the sixth seed, struggled offensively,
shooting just 33.9 percent (19 for 56) from the field. The Titans
also connected on just 44 percent (12 of 27) of their free-throw
Orane Chin led the Titans with 15 points, and Jer’Vaughn Johnson
Andre Hardy, who averages just over 11 points per game, finished
with just two points and fouled out with 12:52 remaining for