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Mustangs Get Back on Winning Track

Posted: February 13, 2008 2:30 a.m.
Updated: April 15, 2008 5:00 a.m.

The Master's College's Joshua Herman, right, pushes his way toward the basket as Biola's Danny Jones attempts to block the shot during Tuesday's game at Bross Gym.

 
It took overtime to do it, but The Master's College men's basketball team managed to hold off Biola 62-56, snapping its four-game losing streak.

A field goal by the Mustangs' Ryan Zamroz in the opening minute of overtime broke the tie and put TMC up 51-49 at Bross Gym.
"I had my rhythm going and its the kind of shot you want to take when your shots in rhythm and shots that you know you've made before in practice," Zamroz said.
The Mustangs (12-12, 6-8) held on to the lead for the rest of the game, despite two 3-pointers by Biola's Danny Campbell.
TMC managed to shoot a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line in the final minute of the game.
"We had some guys step up and hit some big foul shots at the end," Zamroz said.
The Mustangs had an opportunity to put the game away in regulation, but a play intended for Raphael Harris was broken up by Biola (14-10, 6-8), leaving the game knotted at 49-49 and sending the game into overtime.
TMC fell behind by double digits early but a late first-half run cut the lead and sent the game into halftime with a score of 28-23.
"We just didn't really get a good rhythm going offensively until the end of the first half," Mustangs head coach Chuck Martin said.
The Mustangs struggled from the field in the first half going 9-for-30.
"Players have to make plays at this level," Martin said. "I felt like we had a ton of shots at the rim. A ton of great looks. The offensive was doing what it needed to do. We were just missing shots."
Zamroz led the Mustangs with 19 points and Eric Durso added 10 points and 13 rebounds. Haggerty added 12 points and went 2-for-2, both in overtime, from the free-throw line.
Campbell led Biola with 20 points including six 3-pointers. Campbell took 17 field goal attempts, including 16 from 3-point range. Danny Jones and Rocky Hampton followed with 11 points each and Jones added 13 rebounds.
"I think everyone that plays them agrees that your not going to find two better big kids that play on the same team," Martin said.
The Mustangs will continue their hunt to make the tournament when they hit the road to take on Point Loma Nazarene Tuesday.
"We've got some games to win to get into the tournament," Martin said.


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