Cal Poly Tops Cal State Fullerton for 73-57 Home Win on Senior Day

Cal Poly Tops Cal State Fullerton for 73-57 Home Win on Senior Day

Leaupepe Also Surpasses Career 1,000-Point Mark in Wire-to-Wire Mustang Victory

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — In their final home game at Cal Poly, Mustang forwards Hannah Gilbert and Amanda Lovely combined for 23 points on Wednesday night, shooting 9-for-13 in a 73-57 Big West Conference win over Cal State Fullerton in Mott Athletics Center.

Lovely finished with a season-high 13 points, going 4-for-5 from the floor (including making her only 3-point attempt) and 4-for-4 from the free-throw line. She almost matched her career high, 15 points (against Pacific when she was a sophomore at Pepperdine), and also secured five rebounds in the victory.

Gilbert went 5-of-8 en route to 10 points, her 58th career performance scoring double-digits.

Additionally, junior Dynn Leaupepe scored a team-high 16 points to go with her five rebounds and five assists. Beginning the evening with 995 career points, she became the 14th player in school history to reach 1,000 when she sank a jumper to put the Mustangs ahead 28-24 just under five minutes before halftime.

Her twin sister, Lynn Leaupepe, also had 11 points and seven boards, as it was the fourth time this season four Mustangs scored in double-figures. Now with 743 career points, Lynn moved from No. 29 to 27 in school history for scoring.

Sophomore point guard Dye Stahley added six points, as Cal Poly nearly had all five starters reach 10 points for the first time since Jan. 6, 2011.

The Mustangs never trailed on the night, and altogether shot 56 percent (29-for-52), including going 6-for-10 from 3-point territory.

Cal Poly led 20-13 after the first quarter and 38-32 at halftime, heading to intermission on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Stahley.

The Mustangs then went on their longest run of the year, scoring the first 11 points of the third quarter (making for a 14-0 overall run going back to Stahley's 3) for a 49-32 lead with 4:07 left in the period. The largest lead of the game was 52-34 with 3:05 to play until the fourth.

Cal Poly (11-16, 7-8), looking to potentially move from the sixth seed to the upcoming Big West Tournament to the fifth, will close the regular season at UC Santa Barbara (12-15, 7-7) on Saturday, tipping off the Blue-Green Rivalry clash at 4 p.m. at The Thunderdome in Isla Vista.

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