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Pac-12 Oregon too Much for Cal Poly, 124-87

Pac-12 Oregon too Much for Cal Poly, 124-87

EUGENE, OR –  The Cal Poly women's basketball team fell to the nation's scoring leader, Oregon, 124-87, in a nonconference game in Eugene on Friday. With the loss the Mustangs fall to  6-6 overall while Oregon improves to 8-2.

Cal Poly will take a Holiday break and return to the court on December 28 when the team travels to UCLA for a 12 pm tip.

Junior Kristen Ale came off the bench to score a career-high and lead the team with 25 points when she connected on seven of 14 shots from the floor and three of six from long range. The guard made eight of nine from the line. Fellow junior Taryn Garza made six of 13 shots from the floor, good for 14 points with senior Molly Schlemer adding her own 14 points when she made six of 12 from the floor.

Junior Ariana Elegado scored 10 points with freshman Maddison Allen adding eight and senior Jonae Ervin scoring seven points.

For Oregon, Chrishae Rowe led the team with 27 points when she made 10 of 18 shots from the floor including five of nine from long range. Lexi Petesen came off the bench to add 25 points when she made seven of 12 from the floor and four of six from long range.

Cal Poly shot 38 percent from the floor and made six of 20 from long range. Cal Poly grabbed 45 rebouds and dished out 21 assists, but committed 19 turnovers.

Oregon shot 44 percent from the floor and made 13 of 40 three pointers. The Ducks grabbed 60 rebounds dished out 22 assists and turned the ball over just 11 times.

Oregon opened the game with a 23-9 lead early in first half and with 11:56 on the clock, Oregon, held a 25-13 lead.  Ervin converted a traditional three point play to cut the lead to 32-16 and a jumper by Ale and a layup by Schlemer made it a 32-20 game with Oregon calling a timeout at 9:27.

Oregon opened up a 36-20 lead on a putback with the Mustangs calling timeout at 7:40. Cal Poly cut the lead to 41-26 with 5:44 left on a pair of free throws by Ale. But a layup by Oregon with 3:58 gave the Ducks a 50-31 lead and forced a Cal Poly timeout. Oregon called a timeout when the Mustangs made a pair of free throws by Erin to cut the lead to 55-37. Oregon settled for a 60-37 lead at the half.

Four minutes into the second half, Oregon made it a 77-49 lead with 15:55 left into the second half.  Oregon held a 31 point lead (90-58) on a three with 11:36 left in the game. Oregon increased its lead to 108-73 with 5:51 left on the clock and settled for a 124-87 win.