[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Clear
Clear
55°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
December 19
1970 - Snow day in Santa Clarita [photos]


The CSUN women’s basketball team (7-23, 5-11 Big West Conference) starts its journey in March Madness Tuesday night with a Big West Conference Tournament Opening Round game against Cal Poly at approximately 8:30 p.m. airing live on ESPN3 from the Bren Events Center on the campus of UC Irvine.

Ghizal Hasan will be on the call on the CSUN Sports Network, live stats will be provided by the Big West Conference and the game will air live on ESPN3 with links for all available at GoMatadors.com. Fans are also encouraged to check with the CSUN Athletic Department’s official Twitter accounts (@GoMatadors, @CSUNCapeCrew and @_AlwaysFamily_) for updates throughout the weekend.

On Monday, Mar. 7, Channon Fluker was named the Big West Freshman of the Year and earned First Team All-Big West and Big West All-Freshman team honors. She is the first rookie in the league to earn First Team All-Big West honors since 2002.

The Matadors and Mustangs will meet in a rematch of the 2014 Big West  Tournament Championship game, a contest in which CSUN prevailed 73-58. This year, the two teams enter the tournament as the No. 6 and No. 7 seeds and will play at 8:30 p.m. or 30 minutes after the conclusion of a match-up between UC Santa Barbara and UC Irvine.

Cal Poly won both games in the Big West season this year, although they needed a desperation 3-pointer at home to force overtime as the Matadors nearly orchestrated a fourth-period comeback. The Mustangs did a good job of containing Fluker in the two games, holding her to an average of 8.0 points and 7.5 rebounds.

Still, CSUN is confident heading into Tuesday. In each of the past two Big West Tournaments, CSUN has faced an opponent in its opening game that defeated the Matadors twice in the conference season. In 2014, it was the UC Irvine Anteaters and in 2015 it was the UC Davis Aggies.

If the Matadors advance to Wednesday’s quarterfinals, CSUN will face either the third-seeded Long Beach State 49ers or the fourth-seeded UC Davis Aggies at the Bren Events Center on the campus of UC Irvine with times to be determined.


CSUN Team Notes

  • Freshman Channon Fluker is the third player in school history to be named Big West Freshman of the Year and the first since 2012
  • Fluker’s career-high 15 field goals in games against UC Irvine and Long Beach State tie for the second-most in a single game in the program’s Division I history
  • Fluker had a streak of eight-straight double-doubles during the Big West season
  • Fluker was the only Big West player to total 30 points and 10 rebounds in a game this year and did it four different times
  • Sophomore Tessa Boagni has scored at least 20 points three times this season, including a career-high 28 points at Portland State
  • Boagni has scored in double-figures 12 times and led CSUN in scoring six times this season
  • Freshmen Cheyenne Allen has dished out a career-high eight assists twice over the last four games
  • Freshman Claudia Ramos knocked down a career-high five 3-pointers in the win at Cal State Fullerton, all coming in the first period
  • Junior Emily Cole needs just two more 3-pointers to move into 10th in program history with 85 career 3-pointers
  • Cole shot 39.4 percent (39-99) from the field in 16 conference games; averaged 6.8 ppg in Big West play
  • Cole is tied for the team lead with 37 3-pointers on the season, shooting 30.6 percent (37-of-121) from downtown
  • Senior Jasmine Johnson has scored in double-figures five times this year and set a new career high for points four different times
  • Sophomore Serafina Maulupe is tied for the team lead with 37 3-pointers, shooting 35.6 percent (37-of-104) from downtown

Scouting Cal Poly

  • The Cal Poly Mustangs enter Tuesday’s game with a 14-15 overall record after finishing 7-9 in league play
  • The Mustangs lost at Hawai’i last week in their final game of the regular season
  • Junior forward Hannah Gilbert earned Second Team All-Big West honors after averaging a team-high 12.8 points and 8.6 rebounds in the regular season
  • Senior guard Beth Balbierz earned Honorable Mention All-Big West honors after averaging 12.6 points in the regular season
  • Sophomore guard Dynn Leaupepe earned Honorable Mention All-Big West honors after averaging 11.6 points in the regular season
  • In the two games against CSUN, Gilbert averaged 20 points and six rebounds while shooting 54.1 percent from the field
  • Balbierz averaged 16.5 points and knocked down seven 3-pointers while shooting 58.3 percent from downtown in the two games
  • For the season, the Mustangs averaged 39.1 rebounds, 13.1 assists and 17 turnovers per game
  • Faith Mimnaugh is in her 19th season as the head coach of Cal Poly
Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


WATCH NOW
LOCAL SPORTS HEADLINES
Monday, Dec 17, 2018
For any fan inside The MacArthur Center on Saturday night, catching Hansel Atencia's alley-oop pass would have necessitated a ladder suitable for stapling Christmas lights to a one-story duplex.
Monday, Dec 17, 2018
The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers (9-3) rolled on Saturday evening, defeating the Eagles of Northern New Mexico College (1-12), 101-49, in intercollegiate NAIA women’s basketball action inside the Pioneer Event Center (PEC) in Lancaster.
Monday, Dec 17, 2018
The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers cruised to a victory Saturday afternoon, defeating the Cubs of the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity, 96-71, in intercollegiate men’s basketball exhibition action inside the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster.
Monday, Dec 17, 2018
Facing their third NCAA opponent of the season, the University of Antelope Valley Pioneers (8-3) suffered a defeat at the hands of CSU-Fullerton (7-4) Friday evening, losing to the Titans, 77-65, in intercollegiate women’s basketball action inside Titan Gymnasium in Fullerton.
Friday, Dec 14, 2018
Following finals week, CSUN Men's Basketball returns to action Sunday afternoon, hosting Pacific on The Blacktop at The Matadome with tip-off slated for 3 p.m.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1970 - Snow day in Santa Clarita [photos]
The Los Angeles County Fire Department posted an exam bulletin Tuesday for a priority recruitment of paramedics.
LACoFD Looking to Fill Vacant Firefighter Trainee, Paramedic Positions
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the initiation of a comprehensive review of the Woolsey Fire response and recovery.
County to Initiate Woolsey Fire Comprehensive Review
SACRAMENTO - As Californians travel this week, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is set to begin its Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period (MEP). This additional enforcement is intended to further ensure the safety of the motoring public during the holidays.
CHP Readies for Maximum Enforcement Period
The Santa Clarita Shakespeare Festival will hold a special production of a holiday story of generosity, "Wali Dad, the Grasscutter."
Dec. 22: ‘Wali Dad, the Grasscutter’ Free Children’s Performance
Enjoy light appetizers, live music and meet the artist Skye Amber Sweet, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6:00 p.m. at Old Town Newhall Library, during an artist reception for her exhibit, "Embracing Growth."
Feb. 5: Artist Reception for Skye Amber Sweet
Imagine going to the grocery store, picking up the items you need for the week, but not knowing how much anything costs until the store sends you a bill two weeks later.
How to Lower Your Surgery Costs | Commentary by Greg Dill
Edison International has awarded the College of the Canyons fire technology program a $25,000 grant in support of the college’s development of present and future fire personnel.
COC Among 5 Schools to Receive $25K Fire Technology Grant
LOS ANGELES - Three hundred forty-seven feature films are eligible for the 2018 Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday.
Nearly 350 Feature Films Eligible for 2018 Best Picture Oscar
La Mesa Junior High School has been nominated for a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools award for the 2018-2019 school year by the Flippen Group. Four and a half years ago, school administrators began an initiative to transform the campus into an emotionally safe and relationally connected place for students, staff, and parents to come together with a love for learning.
Local Junior High School Nominated for National Award
Foster care and foster-adoption are meaningful ways for individuals and couples to fulfill their dream of parenting. There are approximately 64,000 children in foster care in California.
Jan. 12: Children’s Bureau Informational Meeting
SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, leading a coalition of 12 states and the city of Chicago, filed comments urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw its proposed rule gutting 2016 standards that limit emissions of methane and other harmful pollutants.
State AGs Urge EPA to Withdraw Proposed Rule Gutting Emissions Standards
Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control is offering discounted pet adoptions at its seven county animal care centers.
County Offering Discounted Pet Adoptions Until Dec. 31
1929 - Swift justice: Thomas Vernon sentenced to life in prison for Saugus train derailment & robbery 1 month earlier [story]
As directed by the Board of Supervisors on Sept. 11, the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative has launched the process to develop FY 2019-20 Measure H funding recommendations.
County Sets Schedule for Homeless Initiative 2019-2020 Budget
The inspiration for "All Eyes On Me," Jaya Kang’s (CalArts Art BFA 20) recent third-year mid-residency show at CalArts, was a collection of craft kit "googly eyes."
‘All Eyes On Me’: Q&A with CalArts Student Jaya Kang
For any fan inside The MacArthur Center on Saturday night, catching Hansel Atencia's alley-oop pass would have necessitated a ladder suitable for stapling Christmas lights to a one-story duplex.
Men’s Hoops: TMU Mustangs Turn Up Defensive Pressure to Win
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday announced shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars. in nine categories.
Academy Unveils 91st Oscars Shortlists in 9 Award Categories
The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers (9-3) rolled on Saturday evening, defeating the Eagles of Northern New Mexico College (1-12), 101-49, in intercollegiate NAIA women’s basketball action inside the Pioneer Event Center (PEC) in Lancaster.
Women’s Hoops: Pioneers Defeat Northern New Mexico in 101-49 Blowout
The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers cruised to a victory Saturday afternoon, defeating the Cubs of the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity, 96-71, in intercollegiate men’s basketball exhibition action inside the Pioneer Event Center in Lancaster.
UAV Men Cruise to 96-71 Win in Home Exhibition with ULACD
Facing their third NCAA opponent of the season, the University of Antelope Valley Pioneers (8-3) suffered a defeat at the hands of CSU-Fullerton (7-4) Friday evening, losing to the Titans, 77-65, in intercollegiate women’s basketball action inside Titan Gymnasium in Fullerton.
Women’s Hoops: Pioneers Clash with Titans of CSU Fullerton
A 22-year-old woman was arrested early Monday morning for allegedly burglarizing a vehicle in Canyon Country, according to authorities.
SCV Deputies Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspect in Canyon Country
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health offers tips for a healthy holiday season that include receiving the flu immunization, enjoying festive treats in moderation and making healthy choices.
County Offers Tips for Healthy Holiday Season
The city of Santa Clarita has updated the list of productions shooting in the city and the Santa Clarita Valley for the week of Dec. 17-23, 2018.
‘Goliath,’ ‘AMD,’ ‘BAB,’ ‘Suits’ Spinoff Now Filming in SCV
New laws approved by the California Legislature in 2018 will affect roadway safety in several ways, including helmet use on bicycles and motorized scooters, hit-and-run on bicycle paths, modified exhaust systems, and enhanced safety for refuse collection vehicles.
CHP Notes New Bicycle, Roadway Safety Laws
America’s teens report a dramatic increase in their use of vaping devices in just a single year, with 37.3 percent of 12th graders reporting “any vaping” in the past 12 months, compared to just 27.8 percent in 2017.
Survey: Teens Using Vaping Devices in Record Numbers
With the New Year just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles wants to inform the public about several new laws or changes to existing law that take effect Jan. 1, 2019.
DMV Reminds Motorists of New 2019 Laws
Deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station arrested a man and woman from Bakersfield on multiple drug and identity theft charges in Newhall early Saturday morning.
Bakersfield Pair Nabbed on Drug, ID Theft Charges in Newhall
The California Department of Transportation has accelerated pavement rehabilitation on the northbound No. 3 lane on Interstate 5 in Castaic to provide all four lanes through the construction zone to accommodate holiday traffic.
Caltrans to Reopen I-5 Lane in Castaic for Holiday Traffic
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station has released its roundup of crimes reported in Stevenson Ranch (Zone 3) between Nov. 18-Dec. 2, 2018.
Crime Blotter: GTA, Burglary, Heroin Possession in Stevenson Ranch
The California Air Resources Board on Monday adopted a regulation establishing a statewide system for mandatory annual emissions reporting for stationary sources.
CARB Adopts System for Reporting Air Pollution from Stationary Sources
1839 - Judge John F. Powell born in Galway, Ireland [story]
1902 - Hi Jolly (Hadji Ali), Gen. E.F. Beale's Syrian camel driver, dies at Quartzsite, Ariz. [story]
1987 - Incorporation: Santa Clarita officially becomes a city [story]
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday denied the Trump Administration’s attempt to block California's lawsuit challenging the citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
Court Denies Feds’ Attempt to Block California AG’s Census 2020 Lawsuit
Award-winning musician, philanthropist and CalArts School of Music namesake Herb Alpert and his wife, famed vocalist Lani Hall, will perform a holiday concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles on Thursday night, Dec. 20.
Dec. 20: Herb Alpert, Lani Hall Holiday Special at Disney Concert Hall