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Cal Poly women’s basketball team opens with win

The Cal Poly women’s basketball team went on a 10-0 run to end the third quarter, propelling the Mustangs to a 56-45 season-opening win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday at the Islanders Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Beth Balbierz scored 21 points to lead the Mustangs (1-0), matching her career high set last year against Loyola Marymount.

Morro Bay High grad Hannah Gilbert had 17 points and added a career-high 14 rebounds.

Lisa Marie Sanchez played a career-high 35 minutes and posted a team-high seven assists, scored seven points and had five rebounds.

Shay Weaver led the Islanders with 10 points.

Cal Poly continues play at the tournament Saturday against Texas Rio Grande Valley.