The Cal Poly women’s basketball tournament finished the ShareSLO Holiday Tournament with a victory, beating Montana State 66-57 on Saturday night at Mott Athletics Center.
Beth Balbierz scored 16 points and Lisa Marie Sanchez added 15 points, as the Mustangs (3-3) rallied from a 28-20 halftime deficit. Sanchez also had seven rebounds, five steals and three assists.
Cal Poly struggled through a 31.9 percent shooting night, but outscored Montana State 14-7 on second-chance points and 16-4 in the paint.
Morro Bay High grad Hannah Gilbert had nine points and 11 rebounds for Cal Poly, and Amanda Lovely had a team-high 12 rebounds.
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The Mustangs held Montana State (4-2) to 27.1 percent shooting from the floor. Riley Nordgaard led the Bobcats with 12 points.
Cal Poly is on the road against Pepperdine on Wednesday at 7 p.m.