Andrea Adams and Charlee Underwood combined for 39 points as Cal State Fullerton handed Cal Poly its sixth consecutive loss, defeating the Mustangs 76-67 in a Big West Conference women’s basketball game Saturday afternoon in Titan Gym.
With the loss, Cal Poly falls to 10-13 overall and 5-7 in the Big West. Cal State Fullerton, which avenged an 81-74 loss to the Mustangs on Jan. 2 in Mott Gym, improved to 10-15 and 7-6.
Adams scored 20 points, sinking five of 10 floor shots and eight of 10 free throws, while Underwood added 19 points, hitting six of 16 field goals and four of seven free throws. Underwood also grabbed 10 rebounds for a double-double.
Cal Poly also produced a player with a double-double as junior forward Jessica Eggleston notched 17 points and 13 rebounds for her second career double-double. Sophomore guard Anthonia Newman added 12 points and six boards for the Mustangs.
Cal Poly shot better than Cal State Fullerton from the floor, 37.9 percent to 34.8 percent, and from the free-throw line, 68.2 percent to 66.7 percent, but turned the ball over 28 times, seven more than the Titans, and committed 24 personal fouls, four more than the hosts.
Cal State Fullerton led most of the first half, but the Mustangs went on a 9-1 run late and wound up with a 30-29 halftime lead. Cal Poly’s last lead was at 42-41 with 13:17 to play on a jumper by freshman Megan Harrison.
Cal State Fullerton scored the next eight points for a 49-42 advantage and never looked back, leading by as many as 12 points.
Cal Poly concludes the regular season with home games against Cal State Northridge on Thursday at 7 p.m. and University of the Pacific on Saturday at 4 p.m.