Cal Poly Roundup: Elegado, Mustangs grab first road win

Junior guard has 17 points, 10 assists to propel Cal Poly’s women’s basketball team to 80-77 victory at Pepperdine

sports@thetribunenews.comDecember 16, 2013 

Ariana Elegado turned in a double-double with a team-high 17 points and 10 assists as the Cal Poly women’s basketball team held on to win its first road game, 80-77, Monday night at Pepperdine.

Elegado, a 5-foot-6 junior, was one of four Mustangs to score in double figures, as the team shot 50 percent from the floor.

Cal Poly (6-4) led by 10 points with under 2 minutes remaining, and held on to top the Waves (3-7) despite going just 3 of 8 from the foul line in the final 1:30.

The Mustangs finished 8 of 20 from the line.

Senior Molly Schlemer and junior Taryn Garza scored 16 and 13 points, respectively, for Cal Poly.

Redshirt freshman Maddison Allen recorded career highs in both points (11) and rebounds (11) to notch a double-double. The 6-4 forward from Australia also chipped in four blocks.

Freshman Hannah Gilbert, a 2013 Morro Bay High graduate, finished 0 for 3 from the floor and grabbed two rebounds in 6 minutes for the Mustangs.

Pepperdine’s Keitra Wallace scored a game-high 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting, but the Waves shot under 37 percent as a team.

WRESTLING

Cal Baptist 19, Cal Poly 18

The Cal Poly wrestling team dropped five of the first six bouts and could not recover, dropping a 19-18 road dual at Division II Cal Baptist.

The Mustangs (2-1) got a first-period pin at 174 pounds from Dominic Kastl and benefited from a Cal Baptist (1-0) forfeit at heavyweight, but it was not enough.

Bradford Gerl earned a 16-5 major decision over Colt Shorts at 141 pounds for the Lancers, who built a 16-3 lead. Caleb Gerl’s 3-2 decision at 184 pounds staked the home team with a 19-9 advantage heading into the final two bouts.

The squad out of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference won six of 10 matches.

Nicolas Johnson earned a 9-8 decision over Kenneth Tribble at 197 pounds for Cal Poly.

Devon Lotito topped Cal Baptist’s Taylor Hall, 5-1, at 133 pounds.

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