January 17, 2017
The Master’s University women’s basketball team fell short to the fifth-ranked Vanguard University Lions 75-67 in overtime on Bross Court.
With the loss, No. 20 TMU’s record moves to 12-5 and 2-4 in GSAC play. Vanguard improved to 17-1 and 5-0 in conference play.
“I'm proud of the way we played tonight,” commented TMU head coach Dan Waldeck. “We controlled every aspect of the game that we needed to, but the lop-sided number in fouls and at the free throw line were too much to overcome. We are improving everyday, and I'm more than confident that we'll be able to overcome more because of this game.”
In a game that featured six lead changes and 10 times that the score was tied, Bianca Cubello paced TMU in scoring by tallying 15 points while teammate Megan Lindsley earned 12 more. Cubello also earned five rebounds and three assists.
As a team, TMU went 24-66 (36%) from the field, 8-22 (36%) from behind the arc, and 12-17 (70%) on free throws.
Things don’t get any easier for the Lady Mustangs as they take on No. 3 Westmont (16-1, 6-0 GSAC) on Thursday in Santa Barbara. Tipoff is slated for 5:30 p.m.