Cal State Northridge Coach Leslie Milke didn't say it in so many words. Why bother? Like any other coach, she lived with what got her there, and, yes, she died with it.
So went the Lady Matadors--blown out of their final against Cal Poly Pomona, 80-46, last Saturday in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. postseason tournament at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. So went CSUN career- and season-record-holding scorer Denise Sitton, held to nine points in her collegiate farewell performance.
Said Milke: "When you stop our inside game, you stop us." What she didn't say was that the Lady Matadors had just been stopped for the 27th straight time by Pomona.
Those numbers are enough to make a team run away and hide. Or, in the future, maybe it will at least be enough to make CSUN run.