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.
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Shay Weaver led the Islanders with 10 points.
Cal Poly continues play at the tournament Saturday against Texas Rio Grande Valley.