Neuman and Soares, along with Rebekah and Hannah Throns, composed the bigger lineup that Waldeck was hoping to get an extended look at. Each player received over 20 minutes Monday night. “I thought that group was actually pretty solid, defensively,” Waldeck said. “They also put up some good shots and got us going. You always have to be ready to put different lineups out there.” Hannah Throns was second on the team with 12 rebounds to go with six points and Rebekah Throns had eight rebounds. Valencia alum Sabrina Thompson led the Mustangs with six assists. MORE: Canyon girls basketball beats Valencia for undefeated season and league title Master’s (17-7, 6-5 Golden State Athletic Conference) opened the game on an 18-2 run but Bethesda (1-26) cut the lead to 19-9 less than a minute into the second quarter. TMU outscored Bethesda 22-12 in the third quarter to put any comeback hopes to rest. “Coming into a game like this, it’s easy not to play to your full potential,” Neuman said. “I think the second half we stepped it up.” Neuman, a freshman, couldn’t help but have an eye toward the future by getting the chance to play extended minutes with fellow freshman, Soares.
Hannah Forrar scoops up these second-chance points and TMU takes a 16-2 lead, 3:05 1Q. pic.twitter.com/oQJ2DV7u4G— Ryan Posner (@ryanposner_) February 13, 2018
“Her and I don’t get to play together very much,” Neuman said. “Getting a chance to work together in the post, that’ll be huge for us next year.” The Mustangs travel to play No. 6 Westmont College on Saturday and will have two games following that before the GSAC Tournament quarterfinals on March 2 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Jessica Soares — sister of TMU men’s hoops standout Tim Soares — making it look easy under the hoop. TMU 35, Bethesda 19, 2:15 2Q. pic.twitter.com/OZo2a4ES9e— Ryan Posner (@ryanposner_) February 13, 2018