The Master’s University women’s basketball team beat William Jessup University 70-47 Thursday evening on Bross Court.
The win improved TMU’s record to 19-6 overall (9-5 GSAC). William Jessup moved to 9-14 (2-11 GSAC).
TMU trailed the Warriors until Bianca Cubello drained a pair of free throws to tie the game at 17-17 with 4:24 left to play in the first half. Cubello’s free throws sparked an 8-3 run that gave the Lady Mustangs a 25-20 advantage at the break.
The Lady Mustangs’ halftime lead was backed by TMU going 9-27 (33%) from the field, 1-10 (10%) on three-pointers, and 6-9 (66%) on free throws. Cubello highlighted TMU’s first half efforts by scoring seven points and grabbing three rebounds.
After intermission, the Lady Mustangs’ lead continued as TMU maintained a double-digit advantage for the majority of the second half.
Attesting to their dominance, on four separate occasions in the fourth quarter, the Lady Mustangs enjoyed an evening-high 23-point advantage en route to their 70-43 victory.
As a team, TMU went 26-71 (26-71%) from the field, 5-30 (16%) from behind the arc, and 13-18 (72%).
Two Lady Mustangs scored in double figures as Cubello scored 15 points, Hannah Forrar posted 14 points, and Kelly Burns earned 10 points. Burns and Cubello both grabbed a team-leading six rebounds. Elsewhere, Cubello led TMU with four assists, while Sabrina Thompson earned four steals.
“I really like how we came out in the second half,” commented TMU head coach Dan Waldeck. “We had to grind through a tough shooting night, but our effort and tenacity to make plays with resolve was extremely encouraging to see.”
The Lady Mustangs now look to extend their seven-game winning streak when they close out their regular-season home schedule on Saturday when Menlo College visits Bross Court for a 4:00 p.m. tipoff.
Also on Saturday, the Lady Mustangs will honor their six seniors (Bartow, Cubello, Linsley, Sydney Emory, Kelly Burns, and Aubrey Bekendam) in a special Senior Day ceremony.