Provided by: Wayland Baptist University
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Wayland Baptist took No. 12 The Master's College (Calif.) to double-overtime before falling here Monday night, 88-87.
In a game of huge swings that saw the Flying Queens (3-5) lead by as many as 14 points and trail by as many as 13, the Lady Mustangs (8-3) scored the first six points of the second overtime period before Wayland's Angeleigh Davis scored the next six to tie it at 83. The teams traded buckets before The Master's went up 87-85 with 45 seconds left.
After a miss by the Flying Queens, the Lady Mustangs hit one of two free throws with eight seconds left to take a three-point lead. After a timeout by Wayland, which just saw Laura Castillo – the team's top 3-point shooter – go to the bench with her fifth foul, the Flying Queens hurried the ball up the floor and managed to make a shot.
Unfortunately, the last-second bucket by Shayla Monreal was about a foot inside the three-point arc from the left side in front of WBU's bench, and The Master's avoided a third overtime and escaped with a one-point win.
Wayland was led by Iesha Greer's 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Davis ended with 18 points. Laura Castillo added 16 points, Stephanie Afunugo got a dozen points and 11 rebounds, and Christie Mooney chipped in nine points.
Jacquelyn Marshall led four players for The Master's in double-figures with 17 points. Marshall also pulled down 21 rebounds, blocked five shots, had three steals and handed out two assists.
Wayland shot just six free throws in the game, making them all, as the Lady Mustangs were whistled for 11 fouls compared to 17 for WBU. The Flying Queens committed just 14 turnovers and ended with 45 rebounds, five fewer than The Master's, which blocked 10 shots.
The Flying Queens return to action at 7:30 (CST) Tuesday in Santa Barbara, Calif., against No. 8 Westmont College (Calif.). That will be Wayland's final game of 2013.