Feb 22, 2013 1:29 AM by Andrew Masuda
Caroline Reeves and Molly Schlemer fueled runs to open each half as the Cal Poly women's basketball team never trailed and returned home to beat Cal State Northride 66-49 on Thursday in a Big West Conference contest.
The Mustangs won their seventh-straight game in the Mott Athletics Center and improved to 15-9 overall and 9-4 in Big West play. Cal Poly remained half a game out of first place behind Pacific and Hawaii.
Reeves scored six quick points to open the game as Cal Poly built an early 8-0 lead over the Matadors. Reeves, Jonae Irvin and Schlemer each scored 6 points in the first half as Cal Poly led 26-22 at the break.
The Mutsangs went inside to Schlemer to open the second half. The Righetti High graduate scored 11 points in the first 3 minutes of the second half to help Cal Poly extend its lead to double figures. The junior finished with a game-high 22 points on 10 for 14 shooting to go with 8 rebounds.
Irvin finished with a double-double tallying 10 points and 11 assists. Nikol Allison came off the bench to add 10 points and 5 rebounds.
Cal Poly held the edge in rebounds 39-30 over the Matadors and shot 50 percent from the floor. The Mustangs held Northridge to 34.5 percent shooting on the night.
The Mustangs also dished out 23 assists as Ariana Elegado chalked up 7 assists to go with her 8 points.
The Mustangs host Hawaii on Saturday at 4 pm. Hawaii won at UCSB 54-51 on Thursday.
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