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.