The freshman Leaupepe twins had a potent debut for the Cal Poly women’s basketball team, but the Mustangs were unable to keep pace with Fresno State, the defending Mountain West Conference Tournament champions, in a season-opening 67-56 loss in Fresno on Sunday.
Dynn Leaupepe scored a game-high 15 points and grabbed six rebounds. Sister Lynn added nine points, five rebounds and three steals for the Mustangs.
Cal Poly senior forward Taryn Garza had a career-high 13 rebounds, including six offensive, and senior guard Ariana Elegado had 10 points and a team-leading four assists. Sophomore post player Hannah Gilbert also had a career-high nine rebounds.
Dynn Leaupepe hit a jumper to pull the Mustangs to within 53-47 with four-and-a-half minutes left, but that was as close as Cal Poly would get.
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The Mustangs will travel to Loyola Marymount on Friday before hosting Portland on Sunday.
Trio of Mustangs place in Roadrunner Open
The Cal Poly wrestling team had three grapplers place in the top six at the Roadrunner Open hosted by Cal State Bakersfield at Selland Arena in Fresno.
Yoshito Funakoshi was fourth at 125 pounds, Nick Feigener was fourth at 184 pounds and 164-pounder Travis Berridge was fifth.
Cal Poly will host the first of two outdoor dual meets Friday, wrestling Northern Colorado at 3 p.m.