The Cal Poly women’s basketball team rallied from a 15-point deficit but in the end came up short in a 66-58 loss to Texas Rio Grande Valley on Saturday at the Islander Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas.
After the Vaqueros (1-1) took a 15-point lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Mustangs (1-1) roared back. They closed the gap to 59-58 with two minutes to play but could get no closer.
Lynn Leaupepe had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Morro Bay High grad Hannah Gilbert added her own double-double of 13 points and 15 rebounds. Lisa Marie Sanchez scored 19 points and had seven rebounds for Cal Poly.
The Vaqueros were led by Mary Savoy, who had 20 points and 22 rebounds.
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Cal Poly next plays Friday at San Francisco.