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Bloetscher's Career Game not Enough, Mustangs Fall 86-83

TEMPE, AZ – Junior center Abby Bloetscher recorded career-highs with 20 points and 14 rebounds, but it was not enough as Lamar University defeated the Cal Poly women's basketball team 86-83 in the team's second game at the ASU Classic on Saturday.

With the loss Cal Poly falls to 2-4 while Lamar improves to 6-3.

Bloetscher was one of five Mustangs to score in double figures as the team shot 52 percent from the floor and 44 percent from long range. But the team was hampered by 26 turnovers in the game.

Lamar scored 29 points off turnovers and recorded 36 points in the paint. Cal Poly scored 13 points off 16 Lamar turnovers and scored 32 in the paint.

Lamar shot 44 percent from the floor while the Mustangs hauled in 13 more rebounds (44-31).

Cal Poly was seven of 14 from the line while Lamar went to the line 30 times making 21.

Cal Poly held a 40-36 advantage at intermission, but was outscored 50-43 in the second half.

Junior Ashlee Burns came off the bench to tie her career-high with a team-high 22 points as she hit five of 11 shots from long range. Sophomores Caroline Reeves and Kayla Griffin each tallied career-highs with 13 and 11 points respectively. Senior Rachel Clancy rounded out the Mustangs in double figures with 13 points.

Clancy recorded a double-double with a career-high 10 assists.  

Lamar's Kalis Loyd led all scorers with 34 points with Ang Green adding 17.

The Mustangs return to the court on Dec. 12 when the team travels to Minnesota for a non-conference game.