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College Roundup: Santiago, Ervin lead Mustangs to win against UC Santa Barbara

The Cal Poly women’s basketball team had two players score in double figures as the Mustangs defeated UC Santa Barbara 67-52 on the road Saturday for its third consecutive win.

Forward Kristina Santiago scored a team-high 16 points, while Jonae Ervin scored 14 for the Mustangs (9-12, 6-3 Big West), helping the Mustangs sweep UC Santa Barbara for the first time since joining the Big West Conference in 1996-97.

Cal Poly shot 41 percent from the floor and hit 5 of 12 shots from 3-point range. UC Santa Barbara shot 37 percent and just 15.4 percent from long range.

Both Brittany Woodard and Kayla Griffin had seven rebounds to lead the Mustangs.

The win moves Cal Poly into a tie with UC Davis for second place in the Big West, behind leader Cal State Northridge (14-9, 8-2).

Moorpark 70, Cuesta 64

Alyssa Palma had team-highs of 17 points and five rebounds for the Cougars (13-11, 5-4 Western State Conference) against the Raiders (14-8). Katie Rodriguez contributed 15 points, five assists and five steals for Cuesta.

Cuesta led 48-36 at halftime, but the Raiders outscored the Cougars by 18 points in the second half.


Cal State Bakersfield 69, Cal Poly 66

The Roadrunners shot 50 percent from the field as they defeated the Mustangs (13-11) in a back-and-forth battle.

Chris Eversley led Cal Poly with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, while David Hanson and Dylan Royer added 14 and 12, respectively.

The Mustangs held their last lead with 13 minutes remaining at 47-46 but fell behind by as many as eight in the last six minutes.

Cal Poly trimmed Cal State Bakersfield’s lead to two with 1:53 remaining, but two key turnovers down the stretch cost the Mustangs the opportunity to take the lead.

The Mustangs finished the game shooting 55 percent (11 of 20) on 3-pointers, with Royer making four of six.

Cuesta 72, Moorpark 60

Both Malte Kramer and Calen Coleman scored a team-high 21 points to lead the Cougars past Moorpark.

Kramer went 3 for 4 from behind the 3-point line, and Coleman had eight rebounds.

Marc Hopkinson scored 13 points for Cuesta (19-7, 9-1 WSC), which led 32-26 at halftime.

Sofian M’Rad had four blocks for the Cougars.


Orange Coast 3, Cuesta 2; Orange Coast 12, Cuesta 6

The Pirates overcame early deficits in their doubleheader, sweeping the Cougars (0-3) in their season-opening series.

In the first game, Cuesta lost its one-run advantage in the sixth inning, when Orange Coast scored three runs on a single, a triple and a wild pitch.

Cougars starting pitcher Carson Aprato left the game in the sixth inning after giving up seven hits, two earned runs and striking out two.

Josh Miller was 2 for 3 at the plate for Cuesta with an RBI.

In the second game, Cuesta again scored first with two runs in the first inning. Cuesta held a 3-1 run going into the fourth, but the Pirates rallied for seven runs on six hits against pitcher Jeff Bench to take an 8-3 lead.

Leadoff hitter LaBronze Sanderson was 4 for 5 with a double, and Brandon Oliver went 3 for 4 for the Cougars.

However, the Cougars bullpen struggled, giving up four runs in the last four innings.


West Valley 14, Cuesta 3; West Valley 8, Cuesta 0

The Cougars fell to the Vikings in their first two games of the season.

In their opening game, the Cougars put together a pair of early runs, but were overpowered by West Valley, which scored five in the first two innings and eight more runs in the fifth inning to put Cuesta away.

Kelly Lockwood was 2 of 3 for Cuesta.

In the second game, the Cougars failed to score against West Valley pitcher Kendra Salangsang. She pitched a six-inning shutout, striking out nine and giving up just four hits.


Cal Poly at California Collegiate Open

The Mustangs had four wrestlers place at the meet in San Francisco.

Atticus Disney placed first at 285 pounds by winning his first three matches by fall. He then defeated Charles Merrill of Cal Baptist 5-3 in the championship final.

Damien Arredondo placed second at 157 pounds by winning his first four matches. Derrick Hawkins, at 184 pounds, lost his first bout, but came back with five wins to earn third.

Drew Meulman placed fourth at 285 pounds, going 4-2 on the day.


Cal Poly 6, Arizona 1

The Mustangs defeated the Wildcats to snap an eight-match losing streak to Arizona.

The Cal Poly duo of Jordan Bridge and Brian McPhee won 8-2, and Andre Dome and Marco Comuzzo clinched the doubles point with an 8-6 victory.

In singles, Dome and Jordan De Jager won their matches to set Sebastian Bell up for the match-clinching victory 7-5, 6-4, over Mario Urquidi.


UCLA 7, Cal Poly 0

The Mustangs (3-1) were shut out by No. 4 UCLA, with the duo of Jocelyn Davis and Alexa Lee taking their first doubles loss of the season.

Jen Cornea and Gabby Gatewood also lost for the first time this season, falling to McCall Jones and Pamela Montez 8-4.


Cal Poly wins nine events against UC Santa Barbara

Lacey Buck won both the 500-yard and 1,000-yard freestyles as Cal Poly won nine events in the nonscoring dual against the Gauchos.

Buck placed first in the 1,000 in 10 minutes, 22.84 seconds and finished the 500 with a time of 5:02.74.

It was two of five wins on the women’s side. Sami McIntyre scored 262.5 points to win the 1-meter dive and scored 239.48 to win the 3-meter dive. The team of Andrea Voigt, Jill Jones, Amy Morales and Rachel Cleak won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:31.79.

On the men’s side, Elliott Adams won the 3-meter dive with 273.08 points, and Konrad Antoniuk won the 1,650 freestyle in 15:59.84.

Christian Renfro won the 100 freestyle with a time of 47.62, and the team of Renfro, Omar Dwidar, Mackey Hopen and Matt Jude won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:09.05.


Cal Poly signs eight players

The Mustangs inked four California players and four out-of-state players to National Letters of Intent.

Forward John Chronopoulos (Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz High), midfielder Sean Dhillon (Mission Viejo, Tesoro) defender Kody Wakasa (Hillsborough, Burlingame) and goalkeeper Wade Hamilton (Murrieta, Murrieta Valley) make up Cal Poly’s in-state recruits.

Midfielder Ruben Duran (Las Vegas, Nev., Eldorado), winger Jesse Ham (Englewood, Colo., Denver Christian), center back Mamadou Kebe (Abidjan, Ivory Coast, Los Angeles Teacher Preparatory) and outside back Kip Colvey (Marlborough, New Zealand, Lincoln) make up the Mustangs’ out-of-state class.