Molly Schlemer and Kayla Griffin combined for 43 points to lift the Cal Poly women’s basketball team to their fourth straight Big West Conference win in a 66-47 victory over rival UC Santa Barbara at Mott Gym on Saturday night.
Schlemer scored 22 points on 11-for-15 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds for the Mustangs (10-6, 4-1 Big West), who moved into a first-place tie with Pacific at the top of the conference standings.
Griffin scored a career-high 21 points, had game highs with nine rebounds and four steals and recorded five assists for Cal Poly. Caroline Reeves had nine points and five rebounds, and Jonae Ervin had five points and six assists for the Mustangs.
Angeline Aguirre led the Gauchos (6-11, 2-3) with 10 points, and Sweets Underwood added nine points and eight rebounds.
Leading 28-22 at the half, Cal Poly went on an 11-0 run three minutes into the final frame, capped by a Griffin 3-pointer, to push the lead to 45-27 with 11:14 remaining.
Cal Poly 5, St. Mary’s 2
The Mustangs opened their season with a dual win over St. Mary’s in Fresno.
The doubles teams swept the Gaels 2-0 with the third set being called while the Cal Poly team was leading.
Andre Dome swept his singles sets 6-2, 6-4 for the Mustangs.
In singles, Marco Comuzzo swept 7-5, 6-3, Jordan Bridge won 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, and Derek Klein swept 6-3, 6-3 for the Mustangs.
Dome and Bridge won their doubles set 8-3, and Comuzzo and Jurgen De Jager also won their set 8-3.