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College basketball: TMC wrecks Tech

Mustangs dominate Caltech from start to finish

Posted: December 5, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: December 5, 2012 1:55 a.m.

The Master's College's Korey Anderson (24) rises against Caltech's Andrew Hogue (40) at Bross Gym on Tuesday.

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Given a strong recruiting class, The Master’s College men’s basketball is a team capable of big things this season.

In that case, Tuesday night’s performance is a good sign for TMC.

With three of its top offensive players sitting out with injuries, the Mustangs put up a season high in points en route to a 91-56 romp of California Institute of Technology at Bross Gym.

“It shows our depth,” said TMC senior Devin Dyer. “We have a lot of guys that can shoot, a lot of guys that can score the ball.”

Dyer was one of the team’s best on Tuesday, scoring 17 in just 23 minutes of play time. By the time TMC’s lead reached into the 30s in the second half, backups were able to work into the game.

Donning a Caltech uniform was Canyon graduate Mike Edwards, who scored 12 points for the Eagles (0-7) in front of family members and his former high school coach Chad Phillips.

On Saturday, Edwards became the school’s all-time career scoring leader. The senior now has 1,311 career points.

“It was really nice seeing my family and my old coaches because they’re a big reason why I’m here,” said Edwards, who graduated Canyon in 2009.

He’s been a regular starter since his sophomore year.

Edwards drained a 3-pointer with 10:43 left in the first half to score Caltech’s first points of the game, which ended a 17-0 run by TMC (7-3).

The Mustangs played stifling defense throughout the game and, on top of that, the Eagles shot the ball poorly in the opening 10 minutes of the game.

“We had a really good performance,” said TMC head coach Chuck Martin. “We didn’t turn it over. I thought we did really well defensively.”

Derrick Fain led the Mustangs with 22 points and he was one of five TMC players in double figures.

Chris Patureau scored 12 points, Britton Doerbecker chipped in 11 and Austin Loeb added 10 for the Mustangs, who shot 50 percent from the floor and made 11 3-pointers.

Two of the team’s top four scorers, Jason Logan and Leif Karlberg, both missed the game due to injuries, as did promising point guard recruit Monice Garrett.

Logan and Karlberg are likely to return soon, Martin said, but Garrett may not return until next month.

Yet still, TMC dominated on Tuesday night, outrebounding Caltech 43-26.

The Mustangs led 40-21 at halftime and they quickly built that lead up to 30 points after a quick 8-0 run to start the second half.

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