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


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.