College Roundup: Cal Poly women lose on road in inexplicable fashion, 78-77

Foul with less than a second remaining gives Miles three foul shots, helps propel Cal State Fullerton to victory

sports@thetribunenews.comFebruary 20, 2014 

Cal State Fullerton’s Chante Miles was fouled by Jonae Ervin on a 3-point shot at the buzzer and made all three free throws to lead the Titans women’s basketball team to a 78-77 win over Cal Poly on Thursday night in Fullerton.

Down by three with 37 seconds left, the Mustangs’ Kristen Ale banked in a 3-pointer to tie the score and, after a missed layup by Cal State Fullerton (10-4, 6-5 Big West Conference), Ariana Elegado was fouled and made both foul shot attempts to give Cal Poly a 77-76 lead. 

In addition to making the three final free throws, Miles had a game-high 26 points. 

Nwamaka Ofodu led Cal Poly (14-11, 8-4) with a career-high 20 points, while Ale had 15 points, and Ervin and Elegado both had 10. Taryn Garza had nine rebounds for the Mustangs.

BASEBALL

Cuesta 4, Riverside 3

Josh Falco went 3 for 5, and Nick Rutchyj hit a pair of doubles for the Cougars (4-7). Falco had three singles, including an RBI hit in the seventh, and Myles Franklin 

followed with a sacrifice fly as part of a three-run inning.

SOFTBALL

Texas 13, Cal Poly 7

Sierra Hyland hit a grand slam to center field as part of a seven-run fifth inning for the Mustangs (4-7). 

Breana West started the inning with a single to center field, and Ashley Romano reached on an error before Jillian Anderson singled up the middle, loading up the bases. Lauren Moreno was hit by pitch, giving Cal Poly its first score. Emily Ceccacci singled to left field to bring in another run, and Courtney Tyler drew a bases-loaded walk before Hyland’s blast.

Texas scored seven runs in the fourth inning as well as two in the third, fifth and seventh.

SWIMMING AND DIVING

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Finals 

The Cal Poly women made it to the finals in two events. 

The Mustangs finished fifth out of 13 teams in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1 minute, 34 seconds, trailing fourth-place BYU and ahead of sixth-place Pacific. 

Rachel Cleak made it to the finals in the 50-yard freestyle and finished fifth out of 24 swimmers in 23:59.

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