A game after losing their first Big West Conference game of the season, the Cal Poly women’s basketball team fired back with a win by defeating Pacific 83-73 in Stockton on Saturday.
Guard Jonea Ervin was a big part of the Mustangs success. After missing most of last year because of a knee injury, the redshirt freshman has paid dividends for the Mustangs.
Against the Tigers (6-17, 3-7 Big West), she scored a team-high 17 points to go with her three steals.
Cal Poly (13-8, 9-1) had five players in double figures. Seniors Desiray Johnston and Rachel Clancy scored 15 apiece, Molly Schlemer had 12, and Abby Bloetscher had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Mustangs.
The Mustangs used a 15-6 first-half run to fuel another Big West win that keeps the Mustangs two games ahead of second-place UC Davis (7-3 Big West).
Cuesta 58, Oxnard 45
Kati Sheldon had 15 points, Jayme Salim scored 15 points and Anika Bauermeister scored 13 points for the Cougars (4-18, 2-7 Western State Conference).
Rachael Warner added nine points, five steals and five assists for Cuesta.
Oxnard 105, Cuesta 89
Malte Kramer scored 16 points and Marc Hopkinson added 14, but the Cougars (11-15, 2-8 WSC) lost on the road after giving up more than 51 points in each half.
Oxnard went 30 of 40 at the free-throw line, including a 21-of-29 effort in the second half. Onxard also had a 43-25 reboudning advantage.
Oxnard’s Phillip Holmes led all scorers with 26 points, and teammate Marcus Falley added 22 points.
Orange Coast 7, Cuesta 3
Three games into the season, the Cougars are still searching for their first win.
The Cougars fell to Orange Coast for the third straight day, marking an opening game sweep for the Pirates.
With the score tied at 1 in the third inning, the Pirates’ Chris Carlson hit an RBI double to put Orange Coast up by one.
From there, the Cougars couldn’t catch up. They put two runs on the board in the seventh inning, but Orange Coast put up a four-run eighth inning and the lead proved to be too much for the Cougars.
Alex Detz went 2 for 4 with an RBI for Cuesta.
Cuesta 9, West Hills 0; Cuesta 9, West Hills 1
The Cougars’ pitching staff did its best to help Cuesta open the season with a sweep.
Liz Isaac threw a no-hitter in the first game of the doubleheader, and Karen Berna allowed just one run in the second game.In the opener, Cuesta scored six runs in the second inning and two runs in the third.
Berna went 3 for 3 with two RBI, Candace Milbourne went 2 for 2 with a RBI and Becca Lenz went 2 for 2 with an RBI.
In the second game, Cuesta scored six runs in the first inning and tacked on two more in the fourth. The Cougars had 12 hits, with Laura Haines, Kelly Lockwood, Berna, Ashley Dooley, Lenz and Isaac all getting two hits.
Cal Poly 5, New Mexico State 2
After winning both their singles matches, Andre Dome and Alexander Sonneson teamed up to defeat Jim Brouleeu and Matej Stakne 9-8 in doubles to lead the Mustangs (4-1) to victory.
Dome defeated Arthur Surreaux 6-3, 6-2, and Sonesson defeated Matej Stakne 6-3, 6-4.