Cal Poly’s second-lowest point total of the season proved to be enough to earn them sole possession of the number one spot in the Big West as the Mustangs (16-8, 9-3 Big West) defeated UC Riverside (11-14, 8-4) 58-51 Saturday night in Mott Gym.
With a 69-48 win over UC Davis at the end of last week and a 99-66 victory over Pacific during the weekend, Cal Poly (8-2) has just six games left to hold on to first place.
Junior guard Rachel Clancy earned her first Big West Conference Player of the Week honor Monday afternoon.
Junior guard Rachel Clancy was perfect from long range to lead Cal Poly in a landslide victory.
Kristina Santiago, the Mustang women’s basketball standout forward, became the fourth-leading scorer in school history with a 22-point performance against Cal State Bakersfield. The conference’s leading scorer has helped propel her team to the Mustang’s second-best start in program history this season.
The Mustangs rallied back from a 10-point deficit within the final four minutes to tie the game, but the Mustangs didn’t have enough to edge out the Roadrunners.
Junior forward Kristina Santiago became the fifth leading scorer in Mustang Program history with a 15-point effort to propel Cal Poly (12-6, 5-2 Big West) to a 73-60 win against Cal State Northridge (3-13, 1-5) Saturday night.
The Big West conference honored Cal Poly men’s senior guard Lorezo Keeler and Cal Poly women’s forward Kristina Santiago with player of the week accolades Monday.
With seven players injured on the team, Cal Poly women’s basketball is having to make several adjustments to keep their game strong.