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CS Northridge in Fast Lane Against Texas Wesleyan, 92-62

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It can be said that Texas Wesleyan’s basketball game Tuesday night against Cal State Northridge was in doubt from the outset.

Actually, before the outset.

Several Ram players were stuck in freeway traffic and were late returning from a tour of Universal Studios during the day.

“Being from Ft. Worth, Texas, these guys don’t know what a parking lot looks like at 5 o’clock,” Ram Coach Charles Jolley said. “We have a couple of million cars on our Metroplex, but the cars move on it.”

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The game did go on at Northridge, albeit 20 minutes late. And not long after the tip-off, any doubt about the outcome quickly subsided. Northridge cruised past Texas Wesleyan, 92-62, for its fifth consecutive victory.

The Matadors (7-7) evened their record for the first time since they began playing at the NCAA Division I level in 1990. Northridge did it by shooting a season-high 55.7% and forcing 21 turnovers--17 of them steals--against an NAIA opponent returning from a game in Hawaii.

James Morris, a 5-foot-8 guard, led the Matadors with 12 points, seven assists and six steals. Peter Micelli had a team-high 17 points, Andre Chevalier scored 14 and Chris Yard 11.

Guard Kenny Kenvin scored a game-high 25 points for Texas Wesleyan, which dropped to 4-12.

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