Markus Mueller-Stach scored a game-high 28 points to lead the Golden West College men's basketball team to a 90-85 victory over Antelope Valley in the first round of the Antelope Valley tournament Thursday.
Mueller-Stach was 11 of 19 from the field and had 12 rebounds for the Rustlers (5-1), who had five players score in double figures.
Golden West plays College of the Sequoias in second-round play today.
In other Antelope Valley tournament play:
Cypress 91, College of the Desert 63--Five Chargers scored in double figures, led by Jeff Green, a sophomore forward, with 21 points. Cypress (7-0) is the fifth-ranked team in the state.
In Grossmont tournament play:
Rancho Santiago 102, Marymount 93--The Dons were led in their first-round victory by Kenny Ammann's 32 points. Tom Villenueva came off the bench to score 14 and Alonzo Jamison added 13 points and 12 rebounds for Rancho Santiago (6-2).