CS Northridge women beat USC 65-64 on free throw

Ashlee Guay scored 16 points and Janae Sharpe hit a go-ahead

free throw with 30 seconds left to give Cal State Northridge a

65-64 victory over Southern California on Tuesday night.

Cinnamon Lister added 11 points, Bernadette Fong had 10, and

Camille Mahlknecht grabbed 10 rebounds for the Matadors (3-7).

Alexyz Vaioletama had 21 points and 18 rebounds for her first

career double-double for the Trojans (5-4). Cassie Harberts had 18

points and 12 rebounds, and Ariya Crook added 19 points. They

dominated the boards, 47-34, but had 17 turnovers which led to 15

points for the Matadors.

After Sharpe’s free throw, USC got the rebound. Crook lofted a

runner in the lane that fell short of the rim and Vaioletama tried

to tip the ball in backwards, but it rolled off the rim as time

expired.

The Trojans endured a 5-minute stretch without a field goal

until Harberts scored in the paint to leave them trailing 58-54.

The Matadors led 64-61 when Crook tied the game on a 3-pointer with

33 seconds to go.

USC was just 10 of 21 from the free throw line, while the

Matadors were 9 of 12.