Jackson State knocks off Cal State Northridge

November 26, 2008 

Reserve forward Tiffany Haggen poured in 16 points, including the game-winning shot with just over a minute remaining, to lift Jackson State to a 73-65 victory over Cal State Northridge in Wednesday's third place women's game at the Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout at Sullivan Arena.

It was the first win in four games this season for Jackson State, which also got 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting plus four assists from forward Shaneese McLin.

The Tigers went on a 17-3 run late in the game to erase a Northridge lead that was as big as nine points with a little more than seven minutes to go.

Whitney Ligon led the Matadors (0-6) with a game-high 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting, while reserve guard Ashley Blake scored 14 points, making 4 of 8.

Cal State Northridge 33 32 -- 65

Jackson State 29 44 -- 73

CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE -- Ligon 6-10 3-4 17; Blake 5-10 0-0 14; Rutherford 3-8 4-6 11; Sreekanth 2-10 6-8 10; Viena-Lota 2-9 0-0 4; Davies 1-5 0-0 2; Conejo 1-2 0-0 2; Thompson 1-2 0-0 2; Tademy 1-3 0-0 2; Erving 0-2 1-2 1; Hall 0-2 0-0 0; Trice 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-63 14-20 65.

JACKSON STATE -- Haggen 7-13 2-2 16; McLin 5-7 0-0 13; Trahan 4-8 3-4 11; Davis 4-11 0-2 8; Banks 2-4 2-2 7; Taylor 1-5 4-5 6; Cooper 3-6 0-0 6; Jones 2-3 1-1 5; Goodman 0-0 1-2 1; Ross 0-1 0-0 0; Dowdy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-58 13-18 73.

3-point goals -- Cal State 7-22 (Blake 4-8; Ligon 2-5; Rutherford 1-5; Tademy, 0-1; Viena-Lota 0-2; Sreekanth 0-1), Jackson State 4-12 (McLin 3-5; Banks 1-2; Davis 0-3; Taylor 0-2). Fouled out -- Cal State -None, Jackson State-None. Rebounds -- Cal State 36 (Tademy 9), Jackson State 40 (Haggen 9). Assists -- Cal State 17 (Tademy 7), Jackson State 22 (Davis 8). Total fouls -- Cal State 15, Jackson State 15. Technical fouls -- Cal State -None, Jackson State-Trahan,Erica. A -- 5260.

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