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December 12, 2013

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – The Master’s College women’s basketball team extinguished the Bethesda University of California Flames 83-49 Thursday night at Bross Court.

With the win, the 12th-ranked Lady Mustangs' 2013-14 season record raises to 7-3

“Tonight might have been our best team-win of the year,” commented Lady Mustang head coach Dan Waldeck. “Everyone stepped up and contributed. While we focused much better, we still have a lot to improve on.  We’ve started to make some adjustments to our bench, and I feel like it’s starting to payoff.”

As a team, TMC went 30-74 (40.5%) from the field, 16-41 (39%) behind the arc, and 7-14 (50%) behind the charity stripe.  Contributing to the lopsided victory, all available bodies on the Lady Mustang roster earned valuable playing time. Notably, TMC’s bench scored 41 points.

Nicole Nitake (Torrance, CA) had a phenomenal night by leading all scorers with 15 points.  Megan Lindsley (Vancouver, WA) followed with 14 points, while Shannon Kingery (West Hills, CA) scored 12 more.

Jacquelyn Marshall (San Clemente, CA), scored nine points while pulling down a team-high nine rebounds.  Zoe Scott (Spokane, WA) led the Lady Mustangs with 3 steals, while Whitney Best (Snohomish, WA) led the team in assists with 6 dimes.

Now, the Lady Mustangs will have one more game before breaking for an 11-day Christmas break.

On Monday, the Wayland Baptist Pioneers (2-4) will march into Bross Court for a 5:00 p.m. game.

“Wayland is historically a great team,” commented Waldeck on Monday’s match.  “It will be a tough matchup. They are very athletic and very good in transition. They are also well coached and have a lot of history behind them. I’m confident our team will play well against them.”

Game Notes:

Earlier in the 2013-14 campaign, the Lady Mustangs topped Flames 88-59 at Bross Court on November 14.