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Leaupepe Leads Cal Poly to 70-63 Big West Road Win Over CSUN

Leaupepe Leads Cal Poly to 70-63 Big West Road Win Over CSUN

NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Cal Poly junior Lynn Leaupepe had 26 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday, leading the Mustang women's basketball team to a 70-63 road win over CSUN at The Matadome.

She shot 9-of-16 from the floor, including a career-best 4-for-6 evening from 3-point range while producing her sixth double-double of the season.

Leaupepe, the Big West Conference's fourth-leading scorer and third-leading rebounder, also claimed three steals in the victory (highlighting a 12-5 Mustang advantage in steals for the game).

Meanwhile her twin sister Dynn Leaupepe made all 10 of her free-throw attempts, finishing with 12 points while upping her season percentage from the line to .914 (at 74-for-81), ranking No. 11 nationally.

Her perfect performance at the line marked the second time in 16 days that she sank all of at least 10 foul shots, as her career-best 11-for-11 night against UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 5 was only one back of equaling Ariana Elegado's school-record 12-for-12 game at Santa Clara from 2014.

Mustang sophomore forward Katie Nunnelley scored a career-high 11 points, going 5-for-8 on the night while also grabbing four boards. Nunnelley set the tone for the Cal Poly bench's 23-9 edge over the Matador subs.

Additionally, fellow sophomore Dye Stahley distributed a team-high five assists from her point guard spot for a second consecutive game, and senior forward Amanda Lovely secured seven rebounds.

The Mustangs (7-11 overall, 3-3 Big West) led 23-17 after the opening quarter and 33-26 at halftime, before each of the third and fourth quarters were dead-even: 14-14 and 23-23.

CSUN got out to a 10-5 lead 3:26 in, before Cal Poly went on a 20-7 run extending through the first quarter to a 25-17 advantage 13 seconds into the second.

Cal Poly led by as many as 10, going up 36-26 on the first possession of the second half, when Dynn Leaupepe found Lynn Leaupepe for a 3-pointer.

Cal Poly will next travel to Hawai'i to face the Rainbow Wahine at 7 p.m. PST (5 p.m. local time) on Saturday, Jan. 28 on OC Sports TV.

The Mustangs will then return to Mott Athletics Center to host UC Davis at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 (also Blackout Night, as the first hundred students in attendance will receive free black T-shirts) and UC Riverside at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 (Poly Play Day, with free admission for youth ages 13 and under).

Cal Poly senior forward Hannah Gilbert will enter the upcoming week with 993 career points, seven back from becoming the 13th Mustang in school history to reach the 1,000-point milestone.

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