Finally, Molly Schlemer can dance in the spotlight

J.J. Jenkins sports@mustangdaily.net For her entire career, Molly Schlemer was overshadowed by the same name. Even as this season progressed and Schlemer emerged as one of the best in the conference, it was there. In post-game press conferences, in comparisons,…

Women’s basketball cuts down nets in Anaheim

Jefferson P. Nolan jnolan@mustangdaily.net Faith Mimnaugh wasn’t sure if it would ever happen. But on Saturday it did, as the Mustangs clinched a spot in the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history with a 63-49 victory over…

‘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…

Schlemer wins Player of the Year

Mustang Daily Staff Report sports@mustangdaily.net Call it a four-peat. For the fourth consecutive year, a Cal Poly women’s basketball player has won the Big West Player of the Year award. This time around, junior center Molly Schlemer won the conference’s…

Mustangs run away from UC Irvine, vie for conference championship

Stephan Teodosescu steodosescu@mustangdaily.net The Cal Poly women’s basketball team made good on the old basketball adage that says the sport is a game of runs. Leading by just five points after the first half against UC Irvine on Thursday, the…

Mustangs pull off late-game victory against Hawaii

Jefferson P. Nolan jnolan@mustangdaily.net “Let’s go!” That yell bellowed by redshirt sophomore guard Ariana Elegado was barely heard in the Mott Athletics Center. The crowd was on its feet, going wild. It was Elegado’s 3-pointer with 1:54 left in the…

Student-athletes stick together

Stephan Teodosescu steodosescu@mustangdaily.net From practice to team dinners to traveling for away contests and gameday, Cal Poly student-athletes spend an immeasurable amount of time with their fellow teammates. So it’s no wonder that when it comes to housing, one might…

Schlemer asserts herself in conference

Stephan Teodosescu steodosescu@mustangdaily.net Growing up in the shadow of Cal Poly-great Kristina Santiago, Molly Schlemer has always played with a chip on her shoulder. Santiago, the Mustangs’ all-time leader in points and rebounds, was the poster child for success in…

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)…

Mustangs cruise to victory against Titans

Stephan Teodosescu steodosescu@mustangdaily.net Despite suffering two separate knee injuries in her college career, Jonae Ervin still plays hard-nosed basketball. The junior guard showed her gritty style Thursday night as she set the tempo early on for the Cal Poly women’s…

Women’s basketball hopes to put road losses behind them

Mustang Daily Staff Report sports@mustangdaily.net The women’s basketball team is focused on finishing, according to redshirt sophomore point guard Ariana Elegado. After two straight road losses, including a game in which they led by 10 points with less than 11…