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TMC basketball teams starting season off right

TMC Insider: Mustangs men's team is 9-2, women's squad is 7-3

Posted: December 15, 2013 8:59 p.m.
Updated: December 15, 2013 8:59 p.m.
 

Between postseason honors and early season winning streaks, it was a busy week for The Master’s College’s athletic programs.  

Women’s Basketball:

On Thursday, 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’ moved to 7-3 on the season.

As a team, TMC shot 40 percent from the field, 39 percent from behind the arc, and 50 percent from the free throw line.  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 had a phenomenal night by leading all scorers with 15 points.  Megan Lindsley followed with 14 points, while Shannon Kingery scored 12 more.

Jacquelyn Marshall, scored nine points while pulling down a team-high nine rebounds.  Zoe Scott led the Lady Mustangs with 3 steals, while Whitney Best led the team in assists with 6 dimes.

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

Men’s Basketball:

Jason Logan scored the go-ahead points midway through the second half and scored a game-high 22 points as The Master’s College fended off visiting Simpson for the second time in seven days, beating the Red Hawks 87-80 Friday evening on Bross Court.

Notching his second double-double of the season, Logan tied Simpson’s Ian Corella for game-high scoring honors, going 7-12 from the field and 8-11 from the line.  Chris Patureau followed with 15 points on 7-10 shooting, Zach Stalin tossed in a dozen more, and Reid Shackelford and Bernard Ireland chipped in with 11 points each.

Displaying no ill effects of playing 24 hours before, the Mustangs took an early lead and never looked back in a 71-60 whipping of Bethesda Saturday evening on Bross Court.

Playing their final game before the Christmas break, the Mustangs extended their winning streak to a season-high six games and upped their record to 9-2.

Stalin paced three Mustangs in double figures, posting a game-high 15 points while Korey Anderson and Derrick Fain scored 12 apiece.  It was a season-high for Anderson, who also had two blocks and four assists in a fine, all-around performance.  One night after notching a double-double, Logan just missed another one, scoring nine points while yanking down 10 rebounds.

The Mustangs don’t play again until December 30 when they tangle with Mt. Marty of South Dakota on the first day of the Embassy Suites Classic hosted by Arizona Christian in Phoenix.

Women’s Soccer:

After leading the 18th-ranked Lady Mustangs to a 15-6 (6-4 GSAC) record and landing the squad a spot in the NAIA National Championship Tournament for the first time in three years, Jasmine Benson and Katie Farris have been named to the 2013 NAIA Women’s Soccer All-American Honorable Mention team.

Benson placed sixth in the GSAC in points (24), fifth in goals (10), ninth in shots (48), 12th in shots per game (2.40), seventh in points per game (1.20), fifth in goals (10), seventh in goals per game (0.50), and tied for 14th in assists (4).

In her junior campaign, Farris tallied four goals, 2 assists, 10 points, 16 shots, and 12 shots on goal. Earlier in the season, Farris was named to The GSAC Women’s Soccer All-Conference Team presented by Under Armour.

Volleyball:

On Tuesday, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the 2013 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball All-America Teams, as selected by the NAIA Volleyball All-America Selection Committee.

Leading sixth-ranked Lady Mustangs during their historic season that culminated in the program’s second-ever NAIA National Tournament appearance, Samantha Dougherty has been named to the 2013 Tachikara-NAIA Volleyball All-American Team.

The Madera, California, native landed a spot on the second team following a campaign in which she led the Mustangs to a 23-9 record, a No. 16 national ranking and an impressive run at the national tournament.  Dougherty finished the year with 513 kills, 364 digs, 51 service aces, and 33 assists.  The Mustangs’ ace also finished the year first in the Golden State Athletic Conference in kills and third in service aces.

At the end of the National Tournament, Dougherty also earned a spot on the 2013 NAIA Volleyball National Championship All-Tournament Team.

These accolades came on the heels of Dougherty’s selection to the All-GSAC squad two weeks ago.

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