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Big West Conference Women Basketball

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BWC: Season 2012-2013

BWC Ranking
1. Pacific 14-4 (26-6)
2. Cal Poly - SLO 13-5 (21-10)
3. Hawaii 13-5 (17-13)
4. UCSB 11-7 (16-16)
5. Long Beach St. 9-9 (16-15)
6. CS Northridge 9-9 (16-16)
7. Cal-Davis 7-11 (12-18)
8. CS Fullerton 5-13 (11-22)
9. Cal-Irvine 5-13 (9-21)
10. Cal-Riverside 4-14 (11-18)


Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo wins the USA BWC 2012-2013 title (Photo: BWC)

BWC Men 2012-2013
Official Web Site

Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo 2012-13
Faith Mimnaugh Faith Mimnaugh Mimnaugh
Brittany Woodard
Woodard
Jonae Ervin
Ervin
Kayla Griffin
Griffin
Ariana Elegado
Elegado
Molly Schlemer
Schlemer
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
32  Woodard Brittany 183 (6'0'') F 90 USA
2  Ervin Jonae 160 (5'3'') G 91 USA
1  Griffin Kayla 178 (5'10'') G 91 USA
5  Elegado Ariana 168 (5'6'') G 92 USA
43  Schlemer Molly 196 (6'5'') C 92 USA
4  Allen Maddison 193 (6'4'') F 93 Australia
13  Allison Nikol 188 (6'2'') F USA
15  Garza Taryn 183 (6'0'') F USA
20  Brown Paige 175 (5'9'') G USA
14  Balbierz Beth 175 (5'9'') G USA
24  Hughes Caroline 188 (6'2'') G USA
0  Spears Taylor 175 (5'9'') G USA
11  Ale Kristen 173 (5'8'') G USA
22  Reeves Caroline 183 (6'0'') G USA
23  Cascio Ashley 163 (5'4'') G USA
30  Ofodu Nwamaka 173 (5'8'') G USA
Head Coach: Faith Mimnaugh
Coach Assistant: Kerri Nakamoto
Coach Assistant: Kari Duperron
Coach Assistant: Kristin Iwanaga


Cal Poly Crowned Big West Tournament Champ, Heads To Big Dance - Mar 17, 2013

The Cal Poly women's basketball team defeated Pacific, 63-49, to earn the programs first ever trip to the NCAA tournament on Saturday at the Honda Center in Anaheim. Junior Molly Schlemer (6'5''-C-92) garnered tournament MVP honors with sophomore Ariana Elegado (5'6''-G-92) earning all-tournament.

Cal Poly will wait until Monday at 4 pm to find out where they will play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Selection Show will be televised on ESPN.

Cal Poly becomes the first Big West Conference No. 2 seed to win the conference tournament since 1996 when Hawai'i defeated Pacific.

The native of Santa Maria earned her MVP honors when she corralled a season-high 16 rebounds and added seven points. Elegado led all-scorers with 22 points when she connected on five of 11 shots from the floor and three of seven from beyond the arc.
She was near perfect at the line, making nine of 10 attempts.

Senior Nikol Allison (6'2''-F) came off the bench and sparked the team for the second-straight game when she scored 10 points. Fellow senior Caroline Reeves (6'0''-G) also added 10 points, making four of seven shots from the floor.
The Mustangs were a dominate force on the boards with a 46-28 advantage while making 41 percent of their field goals. Cal Poly held Pacific to 33 percent from the floor for the game and 27 percent in the first half.

The Pacific defense did force 19 Mustang turnovers while committing 13 of their own.

Cal Poly made three of 10 from long range with Pacific struggling, making four of 17 attempts. The Mustangs went to the line 30 times, making 24 while Pacific attempted 11 free throws, making five.

The game opened with Schlemer making a pair of free throws and a layup before Pacific made its first basket, a three pointer by Kendall Rodriguez, at 15:27. On Pacific's next possession, Erica McKenzie (5'6''-G) hit another three for a 6-4 lead at 15:02. That would be the only lead of the game for the Tigers as the Mustangs, after three ties, took the lead for good on a jumper by Reeves at 10:59.

Cal Poly took its first double figure lead, 27-17, on a three by Elegado at 4:18 and expanded the lead to 15 points (18-33) on a pair of free throws by junior Jonae Ervin. The Mustangs held a 33-21 lead at the break.

Pacific opened the second half on a 8-0 run that cut the Cal Poly lead to four (29-33) in the first four minutes of play when senior Kayla Griffin went down with a knee injury and would not return to the court. Cal Poly finally got on the board in the second half when Reeves made a pair of free throws at 15:42. Allison, subbing for Griffin, responded with pair of buckets to spark the team and gain an eight point advantage (39-31) with 13:24 on the clock.
Sophomore Taryn Garza entered the game when Schlemer picked up her third foul of the game (12:08) and responded by shutting down the Pacific inside game. The Mustangs built the lead to nine on a Reeves jumper with 6:26 left in the game and in the closing two minutes of play, Schlemer gave the Mustangs a 10 point lead on a jumper with 1:46 on the clock. Elegado and Kristen Ale made their free throws down the stretch to seal the win and the 14 point victory.

All-Tournament Team
Molly Schlemer, Cal Poly (MVP)
Ariana Elegado, Cal Poly
Gena Johnson (5'9''-G), Pacific
Erica McKenzie, Pacific
Devin Hudson (6'3''-C), Long Beach State
Mya Olivier (6'1''-F-91), Cal State Fullerton

Courtesy of Big West

Big West Tournament Final: Cal Poly - Pacific 63-49
Big West Tournament Semifinals:
Pacific - Cal State Fullerton 54-51
Cal Poly - UC Santa Barbara 62-43


All-Big West 1st Team 2012-2013
#s#
Molly Schlemer
Schlemer
Sydnee Fipps
Fipps
Sweets Underwood
Underwood
Kamilah Jackson
Jackson
Erica McKenzie
McKenzie
#e#5

Player of the Year: Molly Schlemer (6'5''-C-92) of Cal Poly - SLO
All-Tournament MVP: Molly Schlemer (6'5''-C-92) of Cal Poly - SLO
Freshman of the Year: Brittany Crain (5'8''-G) of Cal-Riverside
Sixth Man of the Year: Shawna-Lei Kuehu (5'10''-G) of Hawaii
Coach of the Year: Lynne Roberts of Pacific

1st Team
C: Molly Schlemer (6'5''-92) of Cal Poly - SLO
F: Sydnee Fipps (5'10'') of Cal-Davis
F: Sweets Underwood (6'0''-91) of UCSB
F: Kamilah Jackson (5'11'') of Hawaii
G: Erica McKenzie (5'6'') of Pacific
G/F: Kendall Rodriguez (6'0'') of Pacific

2nd Team
G: Ashlee Guay (5'7''-93) of CS Northridge
F: Camille Buckley (6'1'') of Cal-Irvine
G: Tre'Shonti Nottingham (5'4'') of Cal-Riverside
G: Gena Johnson (5'9'') of Pacific
F: Kendall Kenyon (6'2'') of Pacific

Honorable Mention
Ariana Elegado (5'6''-G-92) of Cal Poly - SLO
Jonae Ervin (5'3''-G-91) of Cal Poly - SLO
Kayla Griffin (5'10''-G-91) of Cal Poly - SLO
Devin Hudson (6'3''-C) of Long Beach St.
Alex Sanchez (5'10''-G) of Long Beach St.
Cortney French (5'11''-G) of Cal-Davis
Brittany Crain (5'8''-G) of Cal-Riverside
Nicole Nesbit (5'5''-G-92) of UCSB
Ashleigh Karaitiana (6'0''-G-92) of Hawaii
Shawna-Lei Kuehu (5'10''-G) of Hawaii
Ashley Wakefield (5'11''-G) of Pacific

All-Tournament Team
Molly Schlemer (6'5''-C-92) of Cal Poly - SLO
Ariana Elegado (5'6''-G-92) of Cal Poly - SLO
Gena Johnson (5'9''-G) of Pacific
Erica McKenzie (5'6''-G) of Pacific
Devin Hudson (6'3''-C) of Long Beach St.
Mya Olivier (6'1''-F-91) of CS Fullerton

All-Freshman Team
Annie Park (5'4''-G) of CS Fullerton
Alyson Doherty (6'3''-F) of Cal-Davis
Molly Greubel (5'9''-G) of Cal-Davis
Brittany Crain (5'8''-G) of Cal-Riverside
Ashleigh Karaitiana (6'0''-G-92) of Hawaii


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