Recap: CS-Northridge vs. Southern Utah
Northridge, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Maxwell tied a career-high with 27 points as the Cal State Northridge Matadors dismissed the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, 84-57, at the Matadome.
Maxwell shot 10-of-14 from the floor and a perfect 7-of-7 from the free-throw line for CSUN (5-4) while also ripping down 13 rebounds. Stephan Hicks was outstanding as well with 20 points, while Aaron Parks (14 points) and Trevone Williams (11) were effective off the bench.
For SUU (1-5), Trey Kennedy scored 17 points, and Casey Oliverson added 10 points and eight boards.
CSUN controlled the game from the opening tip, scoring on its first possession and never looking back from there. It shot 51.6 percent from the floor in the first half and made all nine of its free-throw attempts, as it went into the halftime locker room with a 45-28 lead.
The Matadors continued their hot shooting in the second half, making greater than 48 percent of their tries from the field, as they pulled away.
The Thunderbirds, which shot just 36.4 percent from the floor on the night, lost the rebounding battle by a hefty 48-26 margin.Game Notes