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Stanback Scores Career-High 19 as Cal Poly Tops Cal State Monterey Bay

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Mustang junior center Devin Stanback scored a career-high 19 points on Tuesday night, leading the Cal Poly women's basketball team to a wire-to-wire 77-44 win over Division II Cal State Monterey Bay in Mott Athletics Center.

Stanback, who came into the game No. 6 in the Big West Conference in field-goal percentage, shot 9-for-11 on the evening, moving to .588 for the season during her 17 minutes. She's now averaging 12.3 points in her debut season for the Mustangs.

Also for Cal Poly, senior forward Lynn Leaupepe went 7-for-10 en route to 16 points, and also secured a game-high eight rebounds.

The Otters pulled within 15-10 a little more than halfway through the first quarter, but the Mustangs responded with a 13-0 run to take a 28-10 lead with 1:35 remaining in the period.

Cal Poly (3-3) never looked back, entering the second quarter ahead 33-14 and taking the largest first-half lead at 40-15 at the 7:41 mark, ultimately heading to intermission up 44-25.

Following a 65-33 advantage after the third, the Mustangs took their largest lead of the game (38) at 71-33 with 8:25 to play.

Aubri Smith, the second-leading scorer in the CCAA, paced CSUMB (3-4) with 11 points in the first-ever matchup between the two programs.

Mustang center Nikki Fausey and guard Kelly Wong, both seniors, grabbed seven rebounds apiece, each career-bests, and senior Dynn Leaupepe matched her career-high with four blocks. Dynn Leaupepe also surpassed the career 1,100-point milestone (1,105) while moving to No. 14 in school history for rebounding (469).

Up next, Cal Poly will embark on an 11-day, five-game road trip facing four conferences, with each matchup traveling through a different state (Dec. 9 at Northern Arizona; Dec. 11 at Eastern Washington; Dec. 13 at Minnesota; Dec. 16 at North Dakota State; and Dec. 19 at Utah Valley).

The Mustangs will then return home to host CSU Bakersfield (recently announced as a future member of the Big West) at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29.