December 12, 1997 |
Guard Derrick Higgins of Cal State Northridge will be sidelined indefinitely with a stress fracture in his right foot, Coach Bobby Braswell said Thursday. Higgins, a senior who was the team's leading scorer last season, is averaging 10.2 points per game and is second on the team with a 53.8% shooting percentage. The injury has gotten progressively worse over the last week. "He could be out from three to four weeks or for the season," Braswell said.
January 25, 1998
The fortunes--and playing time--of Cal State Northridge freshman guard Carl Holmes have increased dramatically since Derrick Higgins was sidelined with a foot injury after five games. Holmes, Coach Bobby Braswell's nephew, averages 11.5 points and is shooting 48%. He averages 26 minutes in Big Sky Conference games. The other two Matador freshmen are struggling. Center Brian Heinle began the season with several strong efforts, but his defense is lacking and it has diminished his playing time.
November 15, 1998 |
Not very often can foul trouble be a blessing, but the two whistles Carl Holmes picked up in three minutes Saturday might have been. Holmes, a Cal State Northridge guard who was Big Sky Conference freshman of the year last season, was the last in a 10-player rotation to get into the game against Long Beach State, entering midway through the first half. It was foul, foul, grimace and back to the bench for Holmes, who missed his only shot and only free throw.
October 28, 1999 |
Carl Holmes has come a long way under the wing of Bobby Braswell and he still has a ways to go. Holmes, a 6-1 junior guard from Eugene, Ore., enters his third season with the Cal State Northridge men's basketball team as one of the team's seasoned leaders. Holmes, Big Sky Conference freshman of the year two seasons ago, knows the Matadors' coach as well as any player. Holmes is a nephew of Braswell, who became his legal guardian when he was 14 while Braswell was an assistant at Oregon.
December 18, 1997 |
As luck would have it, Lucky Grundy held Cal State Northridge's fortunes in his hands. But the reserve guard's wild shot from the lane in the final second wasn't even close enough to benefit from a lucky bounce and the Matadors lost their fifth consecutive road game, 79-77, to Ohio on Wednesday night in front of 4,000 at the Convocation Center. The Matadors battled back from a discouraging number of fouls and took possession on a rebound by Jabari Simmons with 15 seconds to play.
November 20, 1997 |
Carl Holmes and Brian Heinle are making that quick trip home common of college freshmen. After a good meal and a basketball game, they gotta run. They played high school basketball in Eugene, Ore., where Cal State Northridge is staying before its game against Oregon State tonight in Corvallis. Heinle, a 6-foot-9 center, can reminisce about his career at Sheldon High that included three conference championships.