What a night for The Master’s College women’s volleyball team.
The Lady Mustangs advanced to the elimination rounds of the NAIA National Tournament in Iowa after winning two tie-breakers and a four-game match against Indiana Wesleyan.
The Master’s College women won the third and final match in pool play setting up a pair of tiebreakers. The Lady Mustangs beat Cal State San Marcos, 25-11, in the first tiebreaker and then beat Indiana Wesleyan again, 25-18, in the second tiebreaker.
The Master’s College will play Oklahoma Baptist tonight in the first round of eliminations.
In high school basketball, the Santa Clarita Christian boys beat Albert Einstein Academy, 60-55, in a game that was decided in the final 10 seconds at the Santa Clarita Christian Tip-Off Classic.
Larue Nixon hit a pair of free throws with eight seconds remaining to give Santa Clarita Christian the edge. He scored 21 points in the game.
It was the first varsity game for Albert Einstein Academy.
The Trinity boys basketball team beat Vasquez, 68-48, in the opening round of the Santa Clarita Christian Tip-Off tournament.
The Canyon boys beat Agoura, 41-40, in the Burbank Tournament.
On the girls side, Hart lost to Knight, 44-37, in the Valencia High Five Classic. Breze Kimble scored 24 points for Hart in the loss.
The West Ranch girls beat Crescenta Valley, 39-34 in overtime, at the Falcon Classic tournament at Crescenta Valley High School. Whitney Branham scored 18 points, had eight rebounds and seven steals.
In high school soccer, the Golden Valley girls played to a scoreless draw against Lancaster.
The Santa Clarita Christian boys lost to Frazier Mountain, 3-0.
In high school cross country, Golden Valley’s Nolan Del Valle, Brendan Tinoco and Chelsey Totten are invited to the Foot Locker West Regional meet at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.
In the NHL, not even federal mediators could end the lockout that has wiped out nearly half the season and the All-Star game.
The NHL owners and players association ended two days of negotiations in New York without making any progress toward a collective bargaining agreement.
The possibility of cancelling the entire NHL season is closer. No meetings between the owners and players are scheduled. The lockout has lasted 76 days, games through Dec. 14 have been cancelled and the Kings have yet to raise their one and only Stanley Cup championship banner at Staples Center.
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