Santa Clarita, CA- The Lady Mustangs basketball team notched their second victory in as many nights with an 80-46 victory over La Sierra on Saturday evening. The win gives Master’s a 2-0 start to the season while La Sierra drops to 1-3.
Ella Joines had 13 points, leading the way for TMC, which was also a game high. Lena Rivera also chipped in with nine points while dishing out four assists. The scoring was distributed evenly for the home team as there were also four other players who scored eight points.
The Lady Mustangs never left this game in doubt as they came out fast and never looked back. TMC would get out to a double digit lead (20-10) in the first ten minutes of the game. Using buckets from Joines and Rivera, the Lady Mustangs extended their lead to 15 points at 27-12 with eight minutes left in the first half.
Master’s shot nearly 41 percent in the first half helping Coach Waldeck’s team head into the locker room at half time with a 38-23 lead.
The second half started a little slow as neither team would get on the board for nearly three minutes, but TMC would eventually strike first on a Kristen Huff layup. The 17-point lead for Master’s quickly turned into a 30-point lead in the next five minutes. The largest lead of the game came at the 5:32 mark in the second half when Millie Rivera nailed a three.
The final score of the game was 80-46 as Master’s shot just over 45 percent for the game.
TMC also did a much better job of protecting the ball Saturday night as the home team would only commit 16 turnovers for the game. Another highlight for TMC was that every available player on the roster got playing time and each player also scored points for the Lady Mustangs.
Over the weekend, Coach Waldeck and his team spent time with many alums from teams coached by both him and former head coach Ken Sugarman. Those who were in attendance Saturday evening were introduced to the crowd before the starting lineups as they returned to a court where many of them found much success and represented Master's with both character and ability.
Master’s will have a week off before traveling to San Diego to take on Cal State San Marcos next Saturday at 5:30 pm.