Stephen Hicks had 20 points and Stephen Maxwell 19 to help Cal State Northridge defeat Siena with a 68-64 victory Friday night in the NUCDF Basketball Challenge at the Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego.
Hicks and Maxwell each had 10 rebounds. Josh Greene added 11 points for the Matadors (4-0) who led at halftime 34-31.
O.D. Anosike and Rob Poole each had 19 points for Siena. Anosike had 12 rebounds, and Poole was 5 of 10 in 3-point range. Evan Hymes had 14 points and five assists for the Saints (1-2).
Hymes made a pair of free throws with 3:07 remaining to give Siena a 58-57 lead, but that's as close as the game would get.
Following a Siena turnover, Greene made a 3-point shot that put Cal State Northridge on top for good with 1:45 remaining.