Molly Schlemer scored a career-high 37 points, Ariana Elegado added 30 points, and Jonae Ervin became Cal Poly’s career assists leader as the Mustangs women’s basketball team rolled to an 88-70 home win over rival UC Santa Barbara on Saturday at Mott Athletics Center.
Ervin set a Cal Poly record that had stood since 1982 when she recorded her 391st career assist midway through the first half. She finished with five assists and is at 394 for her career.
Laura Buehning had the career assist record of 390, set during 1979-82.
Cal Poly improved to 8-7 overall and 2-0 in the Big West Conference. The only lead for UC Santa Barbara (5-9, 0-1) came on the first basket.
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Cuesta 85, Allan Hancock 52
Katie Rodriguez scored 21 points to lead the Cougars (16-3, 1-1 Western State Conference Northern Division) past the Bulldogs (10-7, 0-2).
Miriam Zabinski had 20 points, six rebounds and four steals for Cuesta, Morgan Liebscher had 14 points, eight rebounds and two steals, and Melissa Lemus had nine points and nine assists.
Cuesta 79, Allan Hancock 75
Brett Hartshorne and Alex Igual each had 20 points for the Cougars (13-7, 2-0 WSC Northern Division), who were able to fend off a late run by the Bulldogs.
Oscar Pedroso had 10 points and went 4 for 4 down the stretch from the free-throw line to help secure the win.
Bruin Diving Invitational at UCLA
Cal Poly freshman Paul Fischetti finished 11th in the men’s 1-meter championship with 457.30 points.
Junior Grace Greenwood edged out Fresno State sophomore Lacie Ruth to earn a spot in the championship round, where she took 18th in the women’s 3-meter event.
Medal of Honor Bowl
Cal Poly senior linebacker Johnny Millard recorded three tackles in the Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston, S.C., in the first of his two all-star games this offseason.
Millard started at inside linebacker and served as a team captain for the National team in its 20-3 loss to the American team.
Millard also will play in the East-West Shrine Game next Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla.