WBK: Cold shooting, foul troubles cost Westmont

Westmont Women’s Basketball had trouble filling in the nets on Tuesday night and dropped a key Golden State Athletic Conference game to No. 7 The Master’s by a score of 68-46. The ninth-ranked Warriors shot just 24.2 percent compared to the Mustang’s 47.1 percent.

With 10 minutes to play in the first half and the score tied a 13, The Master’s produced a 15-0 run over the next five minutes. The Warriors (16-8, 7-4 GSAC) would not cut the deficit to a single-digit the rest of the game.

Sampson, who missed the last 11 minutes of the first half due to foul trouble, finished with 10 points and seven rebounds in 22 minutes of play. Esther Lee added another 10 points.

The Mustangs (20-6, 8-3) were led in scoring and rebounding by Jacquelyn Marshall who tallied 18 points and 16 rebounds. Megan Lindsley added 15 points while Whitney Best contributed 12 points and four rebounds.

In other GSAC action, #1 Vanguard (22-0) travelled 12 minutes down the road to post a 93-72 win over Concordia (10-12). Biola (11-16) made the 18 minute trip to #14 Hope International (19-7) and secured a 72-69 upset win over the Royals. San Diego Christian (11-13) also picked up a road victory; driving five hours and 27 minutes to earn a 79-63 win over Arizona Christian (5-20).

With three games remaining, Vanguard has an 11-0 conference record and a three game lead in the GSAC standings over The Master’s who stands at 8-3. Westmont and Hope International are tied for third place at 7-4. Biola is in fifth place with a 6-5 record while Concordia claims sixth at 3-8. San Diego Christian is one game farther back in seventh place while Arizona Christian is looking for its first conference win.