Saint Mary’s (6-1) extended its winning streak to six games with wins against Cal State Northridge and Southern California. 

Fresh off a win the previous week against undefeated Iowa State, Saint Mary’s handed Cal State Northridge its first loss of the season, out-rebounding the Matadors 49-26 as Carli Rosenthal notched her second double-double this season with a career-high 16 rebounds to go along with 11 points. 

In the second consecutive win against USC, the Gaels prevailed behind a strong defensive effort down the stretch and 22 points by junior guard Lauren Nicholson, who shot 9-for-17 from the field. 

Next up for the Gaels is a trip to Fresno State on Dec. 12.