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Archive for November, 2005

Men’s Basketball Defeats Hope International

November 30th, 2005

Junior center Santiago Aguirre scored 22 points and collected nine rebounds to lead Westmont men’s basketball to an 84-63 conference win over Hope International (0-4, 0-1). The Warriors shot 52.0% (26 of 50) from the field and 41.7% from three-point range to claim the victory. Westmont also won the battle of the boards 31-20.

Westmont (5-1, 1-0) led by as much as ten in the first half, but Hope International narrowed the lead to three (33-30) at the half to keep the pressure on the Warriors. However, Westmont outlasted Hope International and piled on 51 points in the final period on 56.5% accuracy from the field.


Women’s Basketball Opens Conference Play with a Win

November 30th, 2005

Junior center Sara Uhlman recorded her fourth double-double of the season as Westmont women’s basketball notched a 74-58 road win over Hope International (4-2, 0-1) on Tuesday night. “Sara had a huge game for us, especially on the boards,” said Warrior head coach Kristen McKnight. Uhlman tallied 17 points and 16 rebounds to help the Warriors (4-3, 1-0) secure a victory in their first conference game of the season.

Westmont started off slow, falling behind 10-4 in the first three and one-half minutes of the contest. But the Warriors went on a 12-1 run over the next three minutes to take a 16-11 lead. Freshman Ali Mooty scored five of her 15 points during the Warrior’s run. The score remained close throughout the rest of the half with the Royals closing out the period with a two point advantage 34-32.


Lawson Named to NAIA All-Tournament Team

November 28th, 2005

Westmont freshman forward Amy Lawson has been named to the 2005 NAIA All-Tournament Team. The honor was awarded to 13 athletes from the 20 teams that participated in the 2005 NAIA National Championship Tournament held in Olathe, Kansas.

Lawson scored three goals in the tournament, two against Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) and one against Houghton (N.Y.) to help the Warriors advance to the semifinals. The Warriors tied 1-1 with Martin Methodist (Tenn.) in the semifinals, but did not advance to the final game when they were outscored on penalty kicks 3-4. Martin Methodist went on to win the national championship by defeating Lee (Tenn.) by a score of 1-0.

Lawson’s three goal total was the second most in the tournament. Forward Janaina Novaes of Lee scored four goals and was selected as the Outstanding Offensive Player. Defender Maiko Higashiyama of Martin Methodist was named Outstanding Defensive Player and her teammate, defender Johanna Botold, was named the Tournament MVP.

Men’s Basketball Says Aloha with Win over Wisconsin River-Falls

November 28th, 2005

Westmont men’s basketball completed a sweep at the Maui Tournament on Saturday, defeating Wisconsin River-Falls (0-4) by a score of 75-67. Freshman Tyler Dutton scored 28 points for Westmont including a perfect five-for-five performance from beyond the three-point line. Senior Kevin Bartel recorded 13 points in the Westmont victory.

The Warriors (4-1) held a double-digit lead throughout most of the second half but the Falcons were able to cut the deficit to just six with 51 seconds to play. For the second night in a row, sophomore Josh Ware connected on four of four free throws in the last minute to secure the win for Westmont.

Lewis & Clark State Holds on to Defeat Westmont

November 28th, 2005

Women’s basketball, taking on their second quality program in as many days, fell to Lewis & Clark State (Idaho) by a score of 79-74 on Saturday. Senior Megan Fate scored 21 points including three from three-point range, to lead the Warriors (3-3) offensively. Fate also recorded six assists and two steals.

“We had a couple of disappointing losses this weekend,” acknowledged head coach Kirsten McKnight referring to Friday’s loss to The Master’s. ‘But we were close in both contests and just need to do the little things better to help us win those games. Playing two top teams we did some good things and definitely saw some things we need to work on.”


Women’s Basketball Falls to #5 The Master’s

November 25th, 2005

Five Warriors scored in double figures and two recorded a double-double, but it wasn’t enough as the Warriors (3-2) fell to fifth-ranked The Master’s 72-87. Senior Megan Fate scored 17 points to lead the Warriors and had 10 assists to post an unusual double-double while freshman Ali Mooty scored ten points and collected 12 rebounds to record a double-double in a more common fashion. Sarah Uhlman and Meghan O’Donogue each scored 12 points and Dani Russell contributed 10 more.

The Master’s(3-1), who shot 59.4% from the field in the first half, had six players in double figures lead by Courtney Jackson who scored 18 points while shooting 75%. The Warriors out-rebounded the Mustangs 38-36. This marks the fifth straight game in which the Warriors have tallied more rebounds than their opponents.


Warriors Sack Carthage in Overtime

November 25th, 2005

In Westmont’s first game of the Maui Tournament, the Warriors defeated the Redmen of Carthage (0-2) by a score of 72-69 in overtime to claim their third win of the season against only one loss.

Sophomore Josh Ware led the Warriors with 16 points, four of those coming at key times in the game. Trailing 59-61 with under 30 seconds to play, Ware stole the ball after it was in-bounded by the Redmen and finished with a lay-up to send the game into overtime. Ware also connected on four of four free throws in the final 45 seconds of overtime, including two with four seconds on the clock, to score Westmont’s final points and insure the win.

Williams, Oehlman NAIA All-American Honorable Mention

November 23rd, 2005

Senior midfielders Jeff Oehlman or Irvine, California and Luke Williams of Boerne, Texas have received 2005 NAIA Men’s Soccer All-American honorable mention recognition.

Williams recorded four goals and seven assists for the Warriors in the 2005 campaign. “Luke has had a good career as a pure wide left player which is a rarity in college soccer,” said head coach Dave Wolf. “A lot of our attacking moments are through him. He is as responsible for getting us down the field as anyone.” This is the second year in a row that Williams has appeared on the honorable mention list.

Oehlman, who transferred to Westmont after his freshman season, had 46 starts in his three-year Warrior career. “Jeff’s probably our most valuable player over the course of the entire season,” noted Wolf. “The thing that he does best is covering a lot of ground and getting to the ball. We only conceded 20 goals, which is not a large number especially when you consider that seven of those came in two games. I think a big part of our ability to keep people at bay was Jeff’s sideline-to-sideline work.”