Lookback: Griffin, Woodard taste history in NCAA tourney

Brian De Los Santos bdelossantos@mustangdaily.net With 24 seconds on the clock, head coach Faith Mimnaugh called a timeout and looked to her bench. “Brittany, Kayla, you’re going in,” she yelled. Neither Brittany Woodard nor Kayla Griffin had any idea what…

Griffin ends career with knee injury

Stephan Teodosescu steodosescu@mustangdaily.net Half-crying in pain, half-crying because of elation, senior guard Kayla Griffin was the first one on the ladder to cut down the net. With scissors in hand, Griffin’s teammates lifted her up onto the top rung as…

‘Stangs wake in second half, defeat Gauchos 62-43

Jefferson P. Nolan jnolan@mustangdaily.net The Cal Poly women’s basketball team emerged victorious in their semifinal game of the Big West tournament as they brought down rival UC Santa Barbara 62-43 in the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The win was…

Mustangs race past Highlanders, 79-56

Jefferson P. Nolan jnolan@mustangdaily.net Molly Schlemer’s mother never misses a Cal Poly women’s basketball game at home. And on Saturday afternoon in the Mott Athletics Center, she was courtside, clad in bright pink as the Mustangs (12-8, 6-3 Big West)…

Post-Santiago, women’s basketball is ready to go

Jefferson P. Nolan jeffersonnolan.md@gmail.com The Cal Poly women’s basketball team had only one offensive mission last season: get the ball to Kristina Santiago. The rest would take care of itself. “Give the ball to her, and she’ll score every time,”…

Ariana Elegado: bringing energy to the court

Jacob Lauing jacoblauing.md@gmail.com There’s a common word people use when describing sophomore point guard Ariana Elegado: energy. As a redshirt sophomore on the Cal Poly women’s basketball team, Elegado is full of it. From her flashy, crowd-pleasing moves to her…

Women’s basketball victorious in home opener

Mustang Daily Staff Report sports@mustangdaily.net Multifaceted. That’s how senior guard Kayla Griffin described the Cal Poly Women’s basketball team this season. Coming off a huge upset over Pac-12 Oregon State last week, the Mustangs ­­beat San Diego 69-50 in the…

Women’s basketball fends off Cal State Fullerton, advances to semis

As the buzzer sounded, the Mustangs’ bench poured onto the court. Cal Poly cheered and celebrated a win in the first round of the 2011 Big West Tournament, but it was hardly the way the Mustangs imagined. What looked to…

Women’s basketball remains undefeated

A 3-point attempt by UC Santa Barbara’s Kelsey Adrian gave what was the closest shot anyone had to knock the Mustangs off their high horse. But Adrian’s shot rimmed out at the buzzer and continued the one storyline the Mustangs…

Women’s basketball stays undefeated in conference play

The Cal Poly women’s basketball team (10-7, 6-0 Big West) preserved its undefeated conference record after beating second-place UC Riverside (9-8, 3-2 Big West) Wednesday night. The Mustangs, who never trailed at any point of the game, earned a 57-48…

Women’s basketball defeats Long Beach in conference opener

With two consecutive losses on its back, and a 4-7 record, the Cal Poly women’s basketball team did its best to back on track on conference play. And after the Mustangs rolled past Long Beach State (2-13, 0-2 Big West) 83-72, it may be safe to say the team has.

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