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Cal Poly women’s basketball defeats CSUN 79-68 in Big West Conference matchup

Cal Poly’s Dynn Leaupepe scored 20 points during the Mustangs’ win over CSUN on Saturday night.
Cal Poly’s Dynn Leaupepe scored 20 points during the Mustangs’ win over CSUN on Saturday night. ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

Junior guard Dynn Leaupepe scored 20 points to lead four Cal Poly players in double figures and the Mustangs defeated CSUN 79-68 in a Big West Conference women’s basketball game Saturday inside Mott Athletics Center.

Leaupepe reached the 20-point mark for the fourth time this season and grabbed nine rebounds to go with seven assists for Cal Poly, which improved to 6-8 overall and 2-0 in the Big West.

Senior forward Hannah Gilbert added 19 points and six rebounds, and junior guard Lynn Leaupepe recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Junior guard Gabby Grupalo turned in another sharp performance, scoring 13 points to go with three rebounds and three assists.

The Matadors (8-8, 1-1 Big West) also had four players reach double-digit scoring, with Hayley Tanabe tallying a game-high 21 points on 5-for-8 shooting from behind the 3-point line.

Cal Poly shot 47.5 percent from the field, including a 46.7-percent effort from beyond the arc. The Mustangs also held a 41-36 rebounding advantage.

Cal Poly will be back on the road next week to play UC Riverside a 5 p.m. Thursday and Long Beach State at 4 p.m. Friday.

Aggies hold off Mustangs, 68-64

The Cal Poly men’s basketball team lost its Big West Conference opener 68-64 against a veteran UC Davis team Saturday night at The Pavilion.

Junior forward Luke Meikle scored a team-high 16 points and senior guard Kyle Toth added 13 to lead the Mustangs, who lost their sixth consecutive game and fell to 5-10 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

The Aggies improved their conference-leading record to 10-7 overall and 2-0 in the Big West. Junior forward Chima Moneke scored a game-high 18 points on 8-for-11 shooting to go with five rebounds.

Cal Poly is scheduled to play its first home game since Dec. 3 when Cal State Fullerton visits Mott Athletics Center at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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