Maxwell paces CS Northridge to 69-53 triumph

The Associated Press

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Stephen Maxwell scored 17 points to lead a balanced offensive effort and Cal State Northridge defeated UC Riverside 69-53 on Saturday night.

Brandon Perry scored 12 points and Josh Greene added 10 for Cal State Northridge (12-11, 3-8 Big West).

Tre Hale-Edmerson helped Cal State Northridge build a 36-27 rebounding advantage with 10.

Cal State Northridge also had a 28-10 scoring edge in the paint, 11-4 edge in second-chance points and 25-13 margin in points off the bench.

UC Riverside (5-17, 2-8) had a 5-point lead early in the first half, but that quickly faded, and the team trailed by 7 at halftime.

Chris Harriel led UC Riverside with 16 points and Chris Patton had 11.

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