The game was over early as the Matadors (6-8) were 8.3 percent from the floor in the first quarter while Stanford went on an early 13-0 run.
The Cardinal outscored CSUN 10-0 on turnovers and 11-0 in second-chance points in the first half.
CSUN scored the final eight points of the third quarter, including 3-pointers from Claudia Ramos and Henderson in the final minute, to pull within 54-23 of the Cardinal.
Ramos opened the fourth quarter with another 3-pointer, giving the Matadors a nine-point run.
CSUN senior center Channon Fluker, on the Lisa Leslie Award watch list, matched a Big West Conference record with her 13th career Player of the Week honor. She’s the school’s career leader in points and rebounds, and she’s the Division I active rebounding leader. … After missing 14 of their first 15 shots, the Matadors were 4 of 12 to finish with a 15.4 shooting percentage in the first half.
Dodson, who entered the game early when Smith hobbled off with an apparent foot injury, scored 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting in the first half. Smith returned to action a couple minutes later. … Lexie Hull missed her seventh game with a foot injury.
CSUN opens Big West Conference play with a home game against UC Santa Barbara next Saturday.
Stanford hosts USC on Friday in its Pac-12 Conference opener.
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