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Women's Basketball Holds on to Defeat SFA, 75-64

Women's Basketball Holds on to Defeat SFA, 75-64

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Seniors Brittany Woodard and Kayla Griffin each recorded a career-high in leading the Cal Poly women's basketball team to a 75-64 win over Stephen F. Austin on Friday afternoon in Mott Gym in the first day of paly of the Cal Poly Holiday Tournament. 

With the win the Mustangs improve to 3-2 overall while SFA falls to 3-2. Cal Poly will return to the court on Sunday when the team will host CSU Bakersfield at 2 pm. SFA will play CSUB on Saturday at 2 pm in Mott Gym. 

Cal Poly led by as many as 22 points in the second half, but SFA cut the lead to single digits late in the game with the Mustangs holding on for the win.

The game was delayed for 25 minutes with 5:27 left in the game when SFA player, Annette Davis, took a charge, but needed to be transported to the hospital. 

Woodard scored a career-high 18 points when she hit five of 10 from the floor and eight of 10 from the line while Griffin gathered in a career-high 14 rebounds with 11 coming on the defensive end. Caroline Reeves recorded 12 points when she made all 10 of her shots at the line.

Daylyn Harris led the Ladyjacks with 16 points with Porsha Robert adding 15 points.

Cal Poly shot 36 percent from the floor and made three of nine from long range, but the team was stellar, hitting 34 of 44 from the line (77 percent). SFA shot 30 percent from the floor and made eight of 28 from long range (29 percent). The teams were tied in rebound with 47 each, but the Mustangs managed seven blocks and nine steals. SFA had three blocks and three steals.

The Mustangs took the lead for good (8-5) with 14:19 left in the first half when Griffin hit a three from the top of the key. Cal Poly held its largest lead of the first half at the break when the team lead by 20, 38-18.

Cal Poly held its largest lead of the game, 22 points (44-22) with 16:35 left in the game, but SFA started whittle away the lead with five minutes left to play and the Mustangs holding a 65-49 lead. SFA cut the lead to eight, 68-60, with 1:37 left in the game but would get no closer with the Mustangs settling for an 11 point win (75-65