header image

[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather


 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
June 23
1946, 11:20pm: William S. Hart, 81, dies at L.A.'s California Lutheran Hospital, leaving his Newhall estate and his (now West) Hollywood home to the public [story]
Hart dies


Game Recap By Mason Nesbitt, TMU Sports Information Director

A share of the Golden State Athletic Conference title wasn’t in play on Tuesday night.

But after securing a 105-50 non-conference win over the University of Saint Katherine inside The MacArthur Center, the Mustangs had an opportunity to talk about what it would take Saturday at Westmont to earn at least a piece of the program’s first-ever regular season crown.

Master’s, which saw seven players score in double figures Tuesday, can secure at least a co-championship with a win over the Warriors. The Mustangs lead Arizona Christian by 2 ½ games with three to go.

“Westmont is always a fun atmosphere to play in,” said sophomore forward Anika Neuman, who scored 12 points against Saint Katherine. “We have to bring everything we know we have.”

Said Stephanie Soares, who recorded her NAIA Division 1-leading 23rd double-double of the season Tuesday, “Westmont has great three-point shooters. We have to mentally be prepared. We have to play to our full potential.”

That wasn’t a problem Tuesday as the Mustangs cruised to their 15th straight win, the program’s longest streak since 2015-16 when it won 16 in a row. This was TMU’s last non-conference game of the regular season, the team finishing that portion of its schedule 9-3

The Mustangs are 23-4 overall and 14-1 in GSAC play. They beat Westmont 58-48 on Jan. 12 at TMU in a game that lived up to its billing as a matchup of two of the NAIA’s best defenses.

Neither team shot north of 33%, with the Mustangs holding Westmont to 14 points in the first half.

The Warriors cut what had been a 14-point deficit to four with 5:06 left in the fourth quarter. But Neuman scored two of her game-high 14 points on the Mustangs’ next possession, and TMU was able to extend its advantage back to double digits over the next several minutes.

Neuman knows the rematch will be another physical matchup between teams ranked in the top five nationally in scoring defense.

“We expect them to be aggressive and all that Westmont is,” she said. “But we know who we are.”

Tuesday, Soares finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds and six blocks. Hannah Ostrom scored 14 points, a season high, while Sabrina Thompson followed with 12 points and eight assists.

Rebekah Throns, Jamilee Iddings and Jessica Soares each scored 10 points, with Soares adding 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season.

Here’s the box score.

Throns was pleased with TMU’s shot selection and its man-to-man defense. She said a key to Saturday’s game will be making Westmont uncomfortable.

“We need to push them out of their offense,” she said. “Westmont runs a whole bunch of offenses, and they’re very disciplined in how they do it. If we can stretch them and push them out of their regular rotations, if we can make them uncomfortable with our defense, I think that will be crucial.”

The closest Master’s came to a regular season title in recent years came in 2015-16, when the team won 16 games in a row at one point and finished in second place with a 14-2 record in GSAC play.

The first-place team went 15-1: It was the team Master’s will play Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


WATCH NOW
LOCAL SPORTS HEADLINES
Friday, Jun 21, 2024
The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Powered by FivePoint Valencia, will hold the inaugural Girls and Women’s Three-on-Three Hockey Tournament on Saturday, June 22.
Thursday, Jun 20, 2024
Katherine Dyer has signed her national letter of intent to continue her swimming career at The Master's University.
Thursday, Jun 20, 2024
California State University, Northridge's Trey Knight, Chase Mars and David Phillips, Jr. will compete at the 2024 United States Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. beginning June 27.
Monday, Jun 17, 2024
Manny Herrera has signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at The Master's University.
Monday, Jun 17, 2024
Runners of all ages are invited to support the College of the Canyons cross country and track & field programs by participating in the 49th Annual Cross Country Summer Series sponsored by Fleet Feet on Thursday evenings from July 11 to Aug. 15, 2024.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1946, 11:20pm: William S. Hart, 81, dies at L.A.'s California Lutheran Hospital, leaving his Newhall estate and his (now West) Hollywood home to the public [story]
Hart dies
1972 - Vasquez Rocks added to National Register of Historic Places [list]
Vasquez Rocks
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Board of Supervisors Chair Lindsey Horvath have sent an open letter to Governor Gavin Newsom urging him to continue funding the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations hand crews who currently help the Los Angeles County Fire Department tackle wildland fires.
Supes Urge Newsom Not to Cut L.A. County Inmate Firefighting Crews
Give the gift of life, an upcoming blood drive is scheduled for Friday, June 28, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at The Centre, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 91350. The blood drive will be held in Cedar Hall.
June 28: City Hosts Blood Drive at The Centre
The city of Santa Clarita invites local schools and nonprofits to submit a proposal outlining a project that can benefit from volunteer support as part of Make A Difference Day on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Santa Clarita Now Accepting Project Proposals for Make A Difference Day
The Santa Clarita City Council will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, June 25 at 6 p.m. that includes a host of issues including assessments, taxes, fees and budgets in addition to continued hearings on the Town Center Specific Plan.
June 25: City Council Meets on Open Space, Budget, Town Center Specific Plan
Part of the Summer Theatre Festival by Santa Clarita Shakespeare, "An Evening of Absurdity" will run July 12-21 at the MAIN, 24266 Main Street., Newhall, CA 91321.
The MAIN Presents ‘An Evening of Absurdity’
The city of Santa Clarita has issued a traffic advisory for daytime lane closures at Copper Hill and Rio Norte Drive beginning Monday, June 24.
June 24: Traffic Advisory Lane Closures Copper Hill/Rio Norte Drive
Santa Clarita will celebrate this year's Fourth of July with the Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club's pancake breakfast, Santa Clarita Valley Parade Committee's Fourth of July Parade and city of Santa Clarita fireworks show.
Fourth of July Events in Santa Clarita
The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat, sell or serve any flavor of Diamond Shruumz brand chocolate bars, cones and gummies, which contain a proprietary mushroom blend. These products, known as microdose products, have led to multiple illnesses and hospitalizations in 16 states, including at least one poisoning in California.
California Public Health Warns Consumers About Diamond Shruumz Products
The Cube – Ice and Entertainment Center, Powered by FivePoint Valencia, will hold the inaugural Girls and Women’s Three-on-Three Hockey Tournament on Saturday, June 22.
June 22: The Cube Hosts Inaugural Girls, Women’s Hockey Tourney
Join Santa Clarita's oldest and largest running event, the 40th annual Independence Day Classic, Thursday July 4, from 7 a.m.- 10 a.m. at Newhall Memorial Park, 24933 Newhall Ave., Newhall, CA 91321.
July 4: Independence Day Classic
A special meeting of the William S. Hart Union High School District’s Governing Board will be held Wednesday, June 26, beginning at 8 a.m.
June 26: Hart District Governing Board Special Meeting
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) reports that the fast moving Post Fire that broke out in Gorman on Saturday, June 15 around 1:47 p.m. has reached 15,690 acres and is now 61% contained. This latest CAL FIRE update was issued at 7:44 a.m. on Friday, June 21.
Post Fire 61 Percent Contained, Pyramid Lake Remains Closed
For die-hard "The Love Boat" fans, the ultimate cruise experience just dropped anchor. Princess Cruises, which is headquartered in Santa Clarita, has announced an exclusive VIP package for its Love Boat themed cruise Aug. 32-Sept. 7 that promises intimate, up-close interactions with the show's beloved characters: Doc, Gopher, Isaac and Vicki Stubing.
Princess Cruises Offers ‘The Love Boat’ Celebration Cruise
The Valley Industry Association will host VIA Cocktails & Conversation: An Evening with CA State Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo on Wednesday, July 10.
July 10: Cocktails & Conversation with Assemblywoman Pilar Schiavo
1941 - Ernie Hickson buys out Trem Carr's interest in their Monogram movie ranch, renames it "Placeritos" (later called Melody) [story]
Ernie Hickson
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) reports that the fast moving Post Fire that broke out in Gorman on Saturday, June 15 around 1:47 p.m. has reached 15,690 acres and is now 24% contained. This latest CAL FIRE update was issued at 7 a.m. on Thursday.
Post Fire 47 Percent Contained, Reported 15,690 Acres
The Santa Clarita Arts Commission will hold a study session Thursday, June 27, at 6 p.m., in the Carl Boyer Room at City Hall.
June 27: Arts Commission Study Session
Katherine Dyer has signed her national letter of intent to continue her swimming career at The Master's University.
Katherine Dyer Commits to TMU Swim Program
Every summer, Santa Clarita’s very own Central Park, located at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, transforms into a premiere venue for live musical performances where friends, families and neighbors come together to sing and dance the night away.
Jason Gibbs | Get Ready for Concerts in the Park Summer Soundtrack
California State University, Northridge's Trey Knight, Chase Mars and David Phillips, Jr. will compete at the 2024 United States Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. beginning June 27.
Several Matadors Qualify for 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials
SCVNews.com