Vanguard 69, The Master's 61
The host Lions clinched the program's first outright Golden State Athletic Conference championship since the 1988-89 season behind 25 points from senior guard Preston Wynne on Tuesday.
Wynne made five three-pointers, while junior Keith Mason chipped in 14 points and eight rebounds for No. 9-ranked Vanguard (23-5, 10-3 in conference).
The Lions came in with a two-game lead with two games to go in the conference season. They have two regular-season games left, but close the GSAC campaign on Saturday at home against San Diego Christian.
Vanguard posted a 41-33 edge in rebounding and 20-14 in turnovers to help overcome 36.8% shooting from the field.
TMC (18-10, 6-7) shot 44.7% from the field, including 50% in the second half, when they outscored the Lions, 37-27.
Vanguard 82, The Master's 65
Senior Nicole Ballestero led five Lions starters in double figures with 19 points as they remain perfect on the season with the Golden State Athletic Conference home victory Tuesday.
Senior Taylor Belmont had 16 points and 11 assists, while Samantha Doucette added 15 points.
Leigha Bednar had 13 points and Ashleigh Anderson chipped in 11 for the No. 1-ranked winners (24-0, 13-0 in conference).
Vanguard clinched the outright regular-season title and the No. 1 seed in the GSAC tournament on Saturday.
The Master's, ranked No. 7, is now 21-7, 9-4.
Vanguard closes out the regular season on Saturday at home against San Diego Christian at 5:30 p.m.
UC Irvine 3, Loyola Marymount 2 (11 innings)
Freshman Evan Cassolato singled in the winning run with one out in the 11th inning after Jonathan Munoz's pinch-single in the ninth forced extra innings in the nonconference game Tuesday at Anteater Ballpark.