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Balanced Attack Lifts Cal Poly to 89-73 Road Win Over Northern Arizona

Balanced Attack Lifts Cal Poly to 89-73 Road Win Over Northern Arizona

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Four Mustangs scored in double-figures on Saturday afternoon at Northern Arizona, leading the Cal Poly women's basketball team to an 89-73 win at Rolle Activity Center inside Lawrence Walkup Skydome.

Senior guard Dynn Leaupepe and freshman point guard Ayzhiana Basallo each netted a team-high 18 points, while senior guard Kelly Wong and senior forward Lynn Leaupepe added 10 apiece in the victory on FOX Sports Arizona — Cal Poly's third in a row — which opened a five-game road trip spanning 11 days through five states.

Eleven Mustangs scored in the game, as Cal Poly's bench outscored their Lumberjack counterparts 37-19.

NAU jumped out to a quick start, going up 17-7 with 2:40 left in the first quarter. Cal Poly would chip away, however, until moving in front by four (36-32) on a layup from Wong late in the second quarter en route to a 40-38 halftime lead.

Cal Poly (4-3) kept the momentum going in the third, as a Wong 3-pointer a little more than a minute into the period made it 46-39, and another 3 from senior guard Gabby Grupalo at the 3:46 mark pushed the gap to 59-46.

After opening the fourth quarter ahead 64-52, the Mustangs took their largest lead of the day (68-52) with 8:56 remaining on a layup from Leaupepe.

Basallo finished 7-of-9 from the floor, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range, as the Mustangs shot 51 percent (34-for-67 overall; 9-for-17 from deep).

Cal Poly also went 12-for-14 from the free-throw line, led by a 7-for-8 performance from Dynn Leaupepe, on pace to set the school record for career free-throw percentage (.810).

The 10 points for Wong are her career-high as a Mustang, although she once scored 15 while a sophomore at City College of San Francisco. Kaleigh Paplow led NAU (3-5) with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

The Mustangs, on their longest road swing since 2013-14, will next face another Big Sky Conference foe, taking on Eastern Washington at 6 p.m. Monday at Reese Court in Cheney.