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Leaupepe Explodes For Career-High 40 In Win


Senior • Guard • Camarillo, Calif. • Camarillo HS

➜ Leaupepe’s 40 points is tied for No. 6 nationally for highest total in a Division I game this season.  It is the first 40-point game by a Mustang since Dec. 21, 2011 – when Kristina Santiago netted 44 against San Diego State.  The school record of 46 was set in 1982 by Laura Buehning.

➜ The 5-9 guard drained 12 of 19 floor shoots, including three treys, and went 13 of 16 at the free throw line to keep the Mustangs in the game, and help overcome a 13-point fourth quarter deficit.  That was Cal Poly’s largest comeback win since Nov. 23, 2014.

➜ Added 10 rebounds against the Highlanders to post her first double-double of the season.  Had two assists and two steals in 35 minutes of action.

➜ Leaupepe dropped 30 points on rival UC Santa Barbara in a 73-68 loss.  She had 12 made field goals (in 27 attempts) and hit all but one of six free throw attempts.

➜ She now has six 20-point games, three 30-point games and one 40-point game to her credit this season.

➜ Leaupepe moved to within six points of the career 1,300-point milestone and to No. 11 all-time at Cal Poly in career rebounds (513).

Others nominated: Jade Vega (Cal State Fullerton); Tessa Boagni (CSUN); Ma’Qhi Berry (Long Beach State); Morgan Bertsch (UC Davis); Yazzy Sa’Dullah (UC Irvine); Drew Edelman (UC Santa Barbara); Sarah Toeaina (Hawai‘i)