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Schlemer Scores 26, Ale 18, in Mustangs Win Over UC Davis, 81-72

Schlemer Scores 26, Ale 18, in Mustangs Win Over UC Davis, 81-72

DAVIS, Calif. – The Cal Poly women's basketball team shot better than 50 percent from the floor for the second straight game and came away with an 81-72 Big West Conference win on the road over UC Davis Thursday night.

With the win the Mustangs improve to 6-1 in Big West play and 12-8 overall while UCD falls to 3-3 in conference games and 8-11 overall. Cal Poly returns to the court on Saturday when the team travels to UC Irvine to take on the Anteaters at 2 pm.

Cal Poly converted 30 of 56 shots from the floor (54 percent) and made 17 of 23 from the line in controlling the game. UC Davis shot 43 percent from the field and made 11 of 15 from the line.

The Mustangs controlled the boards, 34-26, while committing one less turnover, 19-18.

Senior Molly Schlemer led all scorers with 26 points when she converted 12 of 16 shots from the floor. She added nine rebounds and three assists in the game. Junior Kristen Ale came off the bench to add 18 points when she connected on three of five from long range and nine of 12 from the line.

Junior Taryn Garza had another solid performance for the Mustangs as she scored 14 points when she hit seven of 11 from the floor and grabbed seven rebounds. Senior Jonae Ervin and junior Ariana Elegado struggled with Ervin held to six points and Elegado to four. Elegado did lead the team with eight assists. Senior Amaka Ofodu contributed with nine points when she connected on four of five from the floor.

UCD was led by Alyson Doherty with 20 points when she made eight of 13 from the floor. Sydnee Fipps added 15 points before fouling out late in the game. Molly Greubel was the third Aggie in double figures with 10 points.

Cal Poly trailed by as many as six points in the first half, but rebounded to hold a 43-35 advantage at the break. The Mustangs largest lead of the game, 12 points came with 18:33 left in the second half.