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Gilbert, Leaupepe Twins Lead Cal Poly to 78-60 Road Win Over UC Irvine

Gilbert, Leaupepe Twins Lead Cal Poly to 78-60 Road Win Over UC Irvine

IRVINE, Calif. — Cal Poly senior Hannah Gilbert and juniors Dynn and Lynn Leaupepe combined to score 61 points at UC Irvine on Thursday night, leading the Mustang women's basketball team to a wire-to-wire 78-60 Big West Conference road win at Bren Events Center.

Each of the trio made nine baskets from inside the arc on the evening — Gilbert (who finished with 20 points) and Dynn (a game-high 21) both on 15 shots and Lynn (also 20 points) on 13 — as the Mustangs shot 56 percent for the game (34-for-61).

The performance marked the first time in program history at the Division I level in which a triumvirate tallied at least 20 points together in the same game.

Cal Poly sophomore point guard Dye Stahley distributed seven assists in the victory, tying her career high.

Dynn, the nation's No. 5 free-throw shooter, made all three of her attempts from the foul line to improve her season percentage to .915, while also blocking a career-high four shots.

Upping her career scoring total to 1,049 points, Gilbert moved to the No. 10 spot in school history, past Kellie Hoffman (1,033 from 1992-96). She also secured a team-best nine rebounds on the night.

The Mustangs scored the game's first six points, converting on each of their initial three trips up the floor, before Stahley made a 3-pointer for a 16-3 lead with 4:47 left in the opening quarter.

After beginning the second period up 20-15, Cal Poly pulled away approaching halftime, using a 9-2 run spanning the final four-and-a-half minutes of the half to take a 42-28 lead into the break.

Cal Poly then poured it on to start the second half, scoring the first 10 points of the third quarter while holding the Anteaters (3-20, 1-8) scoreless for 3:20 on the way to a 52-28 lead.

An And-1 by Dynn Leaupepe with 4:26 remaining in the third gave the Mustangs their largest lead of the evening, 57-32, en route to a 63-43 advantage to start the fourth.

Cal Poly (8-14, 4-6) will next visit Cal State Fullerton (4-19, 1-9) on Saturday, tipping off at 5 p.m., with ESPN3 broadcasting the action from Titan Gym.

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