February 8, 2014
PHOENIX, Ariz. – Megan Lindsley scored a career-high 24 points and led The Master’s College women’s basketball team past conference opponent Arizona Christian (5-17, 0-8 GSAC) with an 80-54 victory Saturday afternoon in Phoenix.
Rebounding from Tuesday’s 99-89 loss against No. 1 Vanguard University, the ninth-ranked Lady Mustangs’ 2013-14 record improved to 18-5, and 6-2 in GSAC play after Saturday’s win.
"We are making a strong push to get a lot better as we head down the home stretch," commented head coach Dan Waldeck. "Today we were able to play really well at times, but then played out of character at other times.”
Lindsley (Vancouver, WA) highlighted TMC’s scoring with 24 points, going 8-14 from the field, 4-10 behind the arc, and 4-5 on free throws. Following Lindsley, TMC’s Jacquelyn Marshall (San Clemente, CA) scored 19 points, while Olivia Thompson (Huntington Beach, CA) scored 10 more.
Thompson led TMC in assists with 4 dimes, Kelly Burns (Yorba Linda, CA) nabbed a team-high 5 turn overs, while Marshall and Shannon Kingery (West Hills, CA) produced 2 blocks. Marshall & Burns also pulled down 9 rebounds each.
Overall, the Lady Mustangs went 27-73 (37%) from the field, 9-4 (37%) on three-pointers, and 17-22 behind the charity stripe (77%).
“It's always good to get wins on the road,” further assessed Waldeck. “I'm confident that over the next week we are going to make even more positive strides."
Upon its return to the Golden State, the Lady Mustangs now set their sights on Tuesday’s game against Concordia (9-9, 2-5). Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m. at Bross Court in The MacArthur Center.