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Cal Poly moves ahead of UC Santa Barbara in Big West women's basketball race

Molly Schlemer scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Cal Poly women’s basketball team to a 65-56 victory at UC Santa Barbara on Saturday.

The Mustangs (14-9, 8-4 Big West Conference), who led by as many as 17 points in the second half, broke a third-place tie with the Gauchos (11-13, 7-5).

Kayla Griffin added 15 points and seven rebounds, Ariana Elegado scored 12, and Jonae Ervin had a team-high 11 assists without a turnover for Cal Poly.

With the score tied at 2 early on, the Mustangs went on a 16-0 run to blow the game open, holding UC Santa Barbara without a basket for over eight minutes, and led by 10 at halftime.

Cal Poly outrebounded the Gauchos (38-34) and outshot UC Santa Barbara from the field (45 percent to 35 percent).