Jonae Ervin scored 16 points, but the Cal Poly women’s basketball team’s season came to an end in the first round of the WNIT Thursday with an 82-59 road loss to the University of San Diego.
Ariana Elegado scored eight points, and drained one 3-pointer to tie the Cal Poly single-season record of 86 3-pointers.
Molly Schlemer and Hannah Gilbert each added six points for the Mustangs (18-14).
The Toreros hit 54 percent of their shots from the floor, while Cal Poly shot 36 percent.
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Cal Poly at NCAA Championships
Devon Lotito is still alive for the Mustangs in the 133-pound bracket after winning two of three matches.
In Lotito’s first match of the day, he lost a 2-1 decision against three-time national qualifier Shelton Mack of Pittsburgh.
Lotito beat Vincent Dellefave from Rutgers 6-1 in the first round of the consolation bracket and finished the day with a 9-5 decision over two-time qualifier Mack McGuire of Kent State.
Cuesta 28, Pierce 0, 5 innings
Cuesta took advantage of five errors and six stolen bases to score 17 runs on nine hits in the second inning. Mikala Strum led the Cougars (19-9, 6-1 Western State Conference), going 3 for 4 with five RBI while Bre Ojala was 3 for 4 with three RBI. Nichole Johnson pitched three scoreless innings and had six strikeouts to earn the win.
Ventura 6, Cuesta 0
The Cougars (5-15, 1-5 Western State Conference) gave up five hits and committed three errors in their loss. Nick Burnham was 2 for 4 with two singles. Tyler Skinner started on the mound, giving up two earned runs and two walks in five innings.