Seventh-ranked The Master’s (24-7) proved to be too much for Westmont Women’s Basketball (20-9) in the semifinals of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament. The Mustangs posted a 73-52 win over the Warriors to advance to Tuesday night’s championship game.
The Mustangs will take on #17 Hope International (22-9) in the finals after the Royals upset previously undefeated and number one ranked Vanguard (26-1) by a score of 80-76.
“I thought our team played hard tonight,” said Westmont had coach Kirsten Moore. “Master’s was just very good and they deserved that win.”
With the score tied at 14 with 9:32 remaining in the first half, the Mustangs produced a 13-4 run and the Warriors never recovered. At the intermission, The Master’s held a 36-23 lead. After the break, the Mustangs outscored the Warriors 12-3 in the first four minutes to establish a 48-26 advantage. The Warriors got no closer than 18 points the rest of the way.