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Soares Helps Master’s Launch New Streak

Rogerio Soares scored 15 points Thursday to lead The Master’s College to a 91-71 win over Chico State for third place in the Chico State tournament.

Soares, one of six Mustangs scoring in double figures, came off the bench and connected on all seven of his field-goal attempts. Andy Thompson, Doug Leaman and Mike Penberthy each scored 13 points for the Mustangs. James Mosley and Emeka Okenwa added 10 each.

Chico State (4-8) was led by Tony Prescott, who scored a game-high 22 points.

The Master’s (13-3) had a seven-game winning streak snapped Wednesday night with a loss in the semifinals to Cal State Bakersfield, the defending NCAA Division II champion.

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