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March 26
1821 - SCV (with the rest of Alta Calif.) becomes territory of Mexico during war for Mexican independence from Spain [story]

NORTHRIDGE – CSUN held San José State to 22.6% shooting while Channon Fluker recorded her 65th career double-double as the Matadors defeated the Spartans 76-40 in women’s basketball action Wednesday night.

Fluker scored the first eight CSUN points of the game. Serafina Maulupe sank three three-pointers during the opening frame as the Matadors led 25-10 after one.

CSUN did not allow a Spartan point in the second quarter until the 2:06 mark. The Matadors would limit San Jose State to 2-of-15 in the second quarter, as the Matadors would lead by as many as 28 in the first half. Fluker posted the double-double in the first half as she scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. CSUN outrebounded SJSU 34-13 in the first half and would take a 40-16 lead into the break.

Fluker opened the second half by scoring the first six CSUN points. The Spartans switched to a full court press defense to try and speed the game up. The switch worked as SJSU forced six Matador turnovers and would score 15 of the next 21 points to make it a 53-31 game at the third quarter media timeout. The teams would combine for 41 points in the third quarter (21-20 in favor of CSUN) as the Matadors led 61-36.

CSUN would again shut down the Spartans on the offensive end in the fourth quarter. The Matador defense would not allow a point until a pair of Cyndi Lewis free throws at the 2:59 mark.

CSUN limited the Spartans to one fourth quarter field goal and a total of four points. The four points are the fewest in a quarter allowed by the Matadors (for the third time) since NCAA Women’s Basketball went to the format in time for the 2015-16 season.

The 40 points were the fifth fewest allowed by the Matadors in a game since moving to the Division I level.

CSUN outrebounded SJSU 64-26, 20-6 on the offensive glass. The 64 rebounds are the second most by the Matadors since moving to the Division I level in 1990.

Fluker shot 10-of-12 from the floor for a game high 20 points. She grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked seven shots. She added four assists and one steal.

De’Jionae Calloway came off the bench to score 15 points and nab eight rebounds.

Maulupe edged closer to 1,000 career points as she posted 14. The 5-8 graduate student has scored 980 points in a Matador uniform.

Eliza Matthews pulled in 11 rebounds, scored six points, dished out two assists, and made two steals.

The Spartans made 14-of-62 field goal attempts for the night. SJSU was 8-of-30 in the second half. San José State was 4-of-26 from three-point range (15.4%).

Analyss Benally paced the Spartans with 11 points. Fieme’a Hafoka scored 10.

According to Coach Jason Flowers:
“We did a much better job of executing on the offensive end. We were able to make some shots from the outside. Our post players were very active. Channon did what she did, but for Eliza to come in to put up the numbers she did, grabbing 11 rebounds in only 18 minutes was outstanding. When our post players come to play like that, we are able to throw waves at people which causes problems for people.It’s become the norm for Channon. When she graduates, we will be able to appreciate what she brings to the table night in and night out on a regular basis. For now, we are going to cherish and take advantage of her talents as well as her teammates’ talents. It is about everybody doing their jobs for the team.”

Up next:
CSUN is off until Dec. 29 when the Matadors travel to No. 8/9 Stanford (8-1). Tip is set for 2 p.m. and will be streamed on Pac-12.com.

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Friday, Mar 24, 2023
Recently retired College of the Canyons women's basketball coach Greg Herrick, who guided the program to 611 career wins, has been selected for induction into the California Community College Women's Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023
Playing for the third time in five days, the CSUN women's tennis team extended its longest winning streak since 2015 to nine as the Matadors defeated Chaminade 7-0. CSUN's nine-dual winning streak is tied for the fifth-longest in school history with the 2006 and 2015 teams.
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2023
Already a two-time All-State selection, College of the Canyons sophomore LuLu Salloom has been named a 2023 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Two-Year College Coaches' All-American Honorable Mention honoree, just the second player in program history to receive such an honor.
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On Monday afternoon, the California State University, Northridge women's tennis team extended its longest winning streak since 2015 when the Matadors defeated St. Thomas (Minn.) 7-0.
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