The Master’s women shine in Bahamas

first_imgNEWHALL — A brief trip to the Bahamas was a successful way to send The Master’s College women’s basketball team into the holidays on a high note. The Mustangs won both of their games at this week’s Bahamas Sunshine Shootout, and senior guard Kinsley Mittel was named tournament MVP, helping The Master’s rebound in a big way from the 61-point loss it suffered to Vanguard in its last game before the tournament. The Mustangs finished the tournament Tuesday with a 79-58 victory over Roger Williams University of Rhode Island to earn a share of the tournament championship. On Monday, The Master’s (6-1) defeated Ursuline of Ohio 79-51, taking an 11-0 lead and never looking back. The Mustangs shot 47 percent from the field. Mittel led the way on both games. After scoring 13 points against Ursuline, she had her second-highest scoring total of the season Tuesday with a game-high 24 points and three assists and three steals. The Mustangs return to action on Thursday in the GSAC Challenge at Azusa Pacific, where they open the two-day event against Holy Names. Sharp shooters: The Master’s scored a season-high 11 3-pointers against Roger Williams. The long distance shots came from a variety of sources. Among those contributing 3-pointers were Mittel, Briannae Yahn, Jennifer Ayers-Stamper and freshmen Lisa Chenoweth, Shayla Corder and Tana Palmason. The Mustangs are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc this season — second-best in the Golden State Athletic Conference — with 51 3-pointers through seven games. Twice as nice: Mustangs sophomore forward Stacy Nanninga had her second career double-double in Monday’s win over Ursuline. She contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds. Nanninga is averaging 8.6 points and six rebounds a game. Honored: College of the Canyons sophomore Melissa Tachias was selected Western State Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week for scoring 43 points with 21 rebounds and 10 steals in two games last week. She was 19 of 25 from the field. Her biggest game came in a 97-56 victory over Riverside in which she scored 25 points with 14 rebounds and seven steals. Tachias, a 6-foot forward from Poly of Sun Valley, entered the week as the WSC’s third-leading rebounder, averaging 12.1 rebounds a game. Up next: After a three-day break, COC returns to action Wednesday at the Lady Jag Classic in San Jose. The three-day event is the Cougars’ final tuneup before beginning WSC play Jan. 6 against Glendale. — Heather Gripp, (818)713-3607 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more