Men’s BasketballOn Wednesday, The Master’s University men’s basketball team fell to No. 9 Westmont College 84-78 after double overtime on Bross Court. In the loss, TMU’s Delewis Johnson scored a season-high 25 points after going 10-16 from the field, while teammate Lawrence Russell continued to display a terrific all-around game, scoring 21 points and pulling down a game-high 12 rebounds. Travis Yenor was superb from long range, draining four three-pointers en route to a career-high 19 points.
Women’s BasketballLast Wednesday, The Master’s University women’s basketball team narrowly fell to Westmont College as the fourth-ranked Warriors edged No. 16 TMU, 50-47, on Bross Court. TMU’s Bianca Cubello led the Mustangs with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists, and two blocks, while Ashley Bartow followed with 13 points and five rebounds. Collectively, TMU grabbed 38 rebounds and went 18-51 from the field (35%), 3-9 (33%) from behind the arc, and 8-14 (57%) from the charity stripe. Then, on Saturday, TMU’s 2016-17 record moved to 6-3 and 0-2 in Golden State Athletic Conference play after falling to Arizona Christian University (6-4, 1-0), 78-68, in overtime. A trio of Mustangs scored in double-digits as Megan Lindsley led TMU with 21 points while Cubello and Kelly Burns each posted 10 points. Highlighting TMU’s defensive efforts was Bartow by grabbing an evening-high 12 rebounds. As a team, TMU went 22-59 (37%) from the field, 6-19 (42%) from behind the arc, and 18-23 (78%) on free throws. In two weeks, TMU will look to return to its winning ways when it battles British Columbia on the first day of the Westmont Holiday Classic. Tipoff is set for 3:00 p.m. on Dec. 29 in Santa Barbara. For more information about The Master’s University Athletics, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @TMUAthletics.