Northridge, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Maxwell logged 24 points and 10
rebounds for the Cal State Northridge Matadors, as they held off the Hawaii
Rainbow Warriors, 79-78, in Big West Conference action at the Matadome.
Maxwell made 10-of-13 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line for
CSUN (9-7, 1-0 Big West), which has won back-to-back games. Aaron Parks came
off the bench to score 19, while Josh Green netted 15.
For Hawaii (11-4, 0-1), both Christian Standhardinger (18 points, 10 rebounds)
and Isaac Fotu (16 points, 11 rebounds) registered double-doubles. Garrett
Nevels put up 19 points for the home team, while Brandon Spearman added 15
CSUN narrowly outshot Hawaii from the field in the first half, 43.5 percent to
41.9 percent, as it went into intermission with a 40-39 lead.
The Matadors used a 13-2 run midway through the second half to extend its lead
to 13 points with nine minutes remaining, but the Rainbow Warriors climbed
back to make it just a one-point game with 1:54 left on a Keith Shamburger 3-
pointer. Neither team would score anther point, however, and Standhardinger
missed the potential game-winner jumper with two seconds left, as CSUN escaped
with the victory.
CSUN was an outstanding 28-of-31 from the foul line on the evening.
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