BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Four Mustangs scored in double figures led by senior Kristina Santiago's 28 points in a 95-78 win over Cal State Bakersfield in a non-conference women's basketball game on Wednesday night in Bakersfield.
With the win the Mustangs improve their overall record to 10-12 while CSUB fell to 4-20.
Santiago's points came when she hit 12 of 19 shots from the floor while junior Kayla Griffin scored a career-high 20 points in the win. Griffin converted seven of 10 shots from the floor including a three-pointer while making five of seven from the line.
Santiago led the team with 13 rebounds with Ervin dishing out nine assists with only two turnovers. Junior Caroline Reeves scored only two points, but contributed eight assists in the win.
Cal Poly shot a season-high 64 percent for the game while limiting CSUB to just 39 percent.
The Mustangs dominated on the boards with 45 rebounds compared to just 27 by the Roadrunners.
Cal Poly moved out to an 11 point lead (23-12) at 7:30 when Kayla Griffin converted a layup and made it a 20 point lead (40-20) at 1:03 left in the half when Brittany Woodard made a layup off a Caroline Reeves assist.
The Mustangs went into the break holding a 44-24 lead after dominating the half. Cal Poly's Griffin scored 12 points in the half with Woodard coming off the bench to add nine. The Mustangs shot 64 percent from the field while CSUB made only nine of 33 shots from the floor.
Cal Poly dominated on the boards holding a 24-12 advantage.
The Mustangs dominance continued into the second half with the team holding a 50-27 advantage (18:10) on an Ashlee Burns layup.
Cal Poly maintained a 74-56 lead with 8:32 left in the game on a fast break layup by Santiago off an assist by Burns.
Santiago made it a 25 point lead (87-62) with just 3:34 remaining on a free throw.
Cal Poly continued the pressure throughout the second half and won 95-87.