Kelly Huston sat in the Chapman locker room, shaking his lowered head from side to side.
Chapman had just been eliminated from playoff contention in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn., 74-61, by Cal State Northridge, and Huston, for all his impressive statistics, hadn't been able to do much about it.
Alan Fraser was one of the reasons Huston was shaking his head.
It was Fraser, a transfer from Fullerton College, who drew the assignment of guarding Huston Thursday night at Northridge.
Normally, that would have been the job of Todd Bowser, the Matadors' 6-foot 8-inch, 270-sophomore center. But Bowser, who was averaging 14.3 points and 7.8 rebounds, is out for the season with a strained arch, leaving the job to Fraser, a 6-6 junior.
Fraser scored only eight points, but he held Huston, who came in averaging 21.8 points, to 13.
"They were really prepared," Huston said. "I have to give them credit."
Huston had only two points in the first half, making 1 of 6 shots.
"It was frustrating," he said. "When you play the post, you have no control. You're not the one handling the ball."