On a night when the chant of "Defense!" echoed through Bross gym during every San Diego Christian possession, it was fitting that a pair of steals helped key a 60-58 for The Master's College mens basketball team.
But aggressiveness on offense helped, too. Thomas Millar hit the game-winning layup with 1.6 seconds left when the Mustangs pushed the ball up the court after a made 3-pointer.
The Master's College womens basketball team emphatically got back in the win column on Saturday night at Bross Gym, beating San Diego Christian College 76-41 and breaking its five-game losing streak.
The Mustangs (11-11, 6-7) did not allow the Hawks (4-17, 1-12) a basket for nearly 10 minutes, scoring 25 unanswered points at the end of the first half and into the second half.
Down the stretch they come.
College of the Canyons women's basketball remained perfect in Western State Conference play Wednesday night with a 91-30 win over Bakersfield College at home.
The Bakersfield College men's basketball team tries to lure opponents into its up-and-down game.
The transition from high school to college can be difficult for anyone.
Cody Anderson was no different.
The Master's College men's basketball team staged a late charge and had its chances to grab a victory after trailing most of the game Friday night, but the Mustangs came up short against Vanguard at home.
The Lions led by as many as 15 points in the second half, and hung on for a 60-59 win.
The Master's College womens basketball team had NAIA No. 2 Vanguard on the ropes.
Up one point with just over a minute and a half left in the game, the Mustangs (10-10, 5-6) were unable to close it out on Saturday night at Bross Gymnasium, falling to the Lions (18-2, 11-0) 70-65.
Local talent figures to be the key in the College of the Canyons baseball team's quest to reach the 30-win plateau for a second straight season in 2009.
For the second consecutive year, CD Chivas USA of Major League Soccer is coming to Santa Clarita to play an exhibition benefit for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation.
The week after Hart High graduate Megan Ford was named Wilson California Collegiate Athletic Association Women's Basketball Player of the Week at Cal Poly Pomona, she tore her ACL.
On Dec. 12, the crowd at Walt McPherson Court in San Jose fell silent.
With 36 seconds left in the fourth quarter, the game was out of reach for the California State University, Bakersfield women's basketball team, but Kelley Tarver wasn't about to give up, nor was her team.
Santa Monica City College tried to exert unbearable pressure on the College of the Canyons women's basketball team on Saturday night, but the Lady Cougars had none of it.
With both College of the Canyons and Santa Monica City College languishing near the cellar of the Western State Conference, something had to give at home on Saturday evening.
The Master's College baseball team opened up its season at Reese Field Friday with a 12-1 victory over Patten University of Oakland.
This past weekend, two Santa Clarita natives earned The Master's College men's and women's track team's All-American honors at the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama while The Master's College men's basketball team gained depth in the form of a transfer player from Michigan State University.
The Master's College baseball team was eliminated from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Baseball Championship Opening Round after its 2-0 loss to Vanguard on Tuesday.
The ill-timed slump continued for The Master's College baseball on Monday.
It is officially the postseason for The Master's College baseball team as the squad begins its pursuit for a national title today in the 2014 NAIA Baseball Championship Opening Round.
College of the Canyons softball needed a big turnaround on Sunday in order to keep its playoff run alive.
The Master's College hired Allan Vince as the next women's volleyball head coach, while the men's baseball team faced a bittersweet week by being sent home early from the conference tournament, but earning a trove of All-conference honors along the way.
The College of the Canyons softball team dropped its first game against host College of the Desert 6-1 on Saturday.
The Master's College Mustangs baseball team was eliminated from the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament on Thursday after losing its first game 1-0 in 11 innings to Vanguard and its second 6-3 to Westmont.
The College of the Canyons baseball team's postseason came to an abrupt end on Tuesday with its 6-5 loss at East Los Angeles College.