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Mustangs Fall to USD in First Round of WNIT, 82-59

Mustangs Fall to USD in First Round of WNIT, 82-59

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Cal Poly women's basketball season came to an end Thursday evening at the Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego when the University of San Diego defeated the Mustangs, 82-59, in the first round of the 2014 WNIT.

The Mustangs conclude the season with an 18-14 overall record while USD improves to 23-8. USD will advance to the second round and face Montana of the WNIT.

Senior Amy Kame paced the Toreros with 30 points when she hit 14 of 21 points from the floor. Sophia Ederaine and Katherine Hamilton, both off the bench, added 12 points each.

Cal Poly was led by senior Jonae Ervin with 16 points when she made six of 10 shots from the floor and four of four from the line. Junior Ariana Elegado added eight points and tied Cal Poly's single season record of 86 three pointers (Rachel Clancy, 2010-11, 31 games) in 32 games.

Senior Molly Schlemer, freshman Hannah Gilbert each added six points while senior Amaka Ofodu scored five points.

USD held the hot hand for the game, hitting 54 percent of its shots from the floor and a remarkable 63 percent in the first half.

Cal Poly shot 37 percent from the floor and made just two of nine from long range.

Cal Poly held a 43-38 advantage in rebounds while committing 11 more turnovers, 19-8, resulting in 29 USD points.

USD outscored Cal Poly, 32-16, in the paint and had 17 second chance points.

The Toreros held a 50-33 lead at the break after the teams battled back and forth for the first 10 minutes, resulting six tied scores and 11 lead changes.