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Archive for January, 2006

Women’s Basketball Scores Points Early and Often

January 31st, 2006

It was the third highest point total a Westmont team has produced in a single game since the restart of the Women’s basketball program in 1998. Three players scored 20 or more and two completed double-doubles. As a team, the Warriors shot 56.7% from the field and 36% from beyond the arc. Westmont scored 30 points in the first ten minutes, 56 points in the first half and led by 14 at the break. But in the end, the Warriors lost to #7 Azusa Pacific 100-97.

Meghan O’Donogue (22 points) got things started for the Warriors scoring 14 points including four three-point field goals in the first 10 minutes of play. The Warriors grabbed their first lead 3:40 seconds into the game on a jumper by Megan Fate (21 points, 10 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals) and steadily built a lead over the rest of the half as the Cougars struggled to keep up. Westmont shot 63.9% from the field in the opening period.


Men’s Basketball Struggles at Azusa Pacific

January 31st, 2006

#20 Westmont men’s basketball ran into a #5 Azusa Pacific team which was determined not to lose their third home game in a row. The Cougars (19-3, 10-2) strengthened their hold on first place in the Golden State Athletic Conference with a 94-68 win over the Warriors (15-7, 8-4) on Tuesday night.

The first eight minutes of the game saw a close battle between with Azusa Pacific holding a narrow 14-13 lead after a layup by senior Nick Debban. But over the next five and one-half minutes, the Cougars produced a 14-0 run and never looked back. By the end of the first half, Azusa Pacific was up 44-23.


Baseball Opens Season with a Doubleheader Split

January 31st, 2006

Westmont baseball was back in action at Russ Carr Field as the Warriors hosted an opening day doubleheader on Saturday against Pomona-Pitzer. Pomona-Pitzer took the first game 5-3, but the Warriors obtained their revenge in the second game and won 10-6.

Kevin Fouret took the loss for the Warriors in game one despite a solid pitching performance in which he allowed only one earned run in five innings. Fouret allowed seven hits while striking out four and walking two.

The Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer opened the scoring in the second inning when center fielder Zachery Mandelblatt singled through the right side with Ben Ginsberg at third base.

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Debban Surpasses 1000 Points as Warriors Win

January 31st, 2006

Westmont men’s basketball (15-6, 8-3) kicked off the second round of Golden State Athletic Conference play with a 74-48 win over visiting Hope International on Saturday night at Murchison Gymnasium. Freshman guard Tyler Dutton scored 19 points on 80% shooting from the field (8 of 10) and recorded four rebounds in the victory.

The Warriors had little trouble with the Royals whom they held to just 26.5% shooting from the field and out-rebounded 43-27. The Warriors forced 18 turnovers, including 12 steals, while giving up only nine. Westmont shot 50% from the field (30 of 60).

Warriors Fall to Hope International

January 31st, 2006

Westmont women’s basketball (9-11, 4-7) suffered a difficult 57-62 loss on Saturday night to Hope International. The Warriors pulled within three points with 14 seconds remaining to play but could not regain possession in time to make up the difference.

The loss drops the Warriors into a tie with Biola for eighth place in the Golden State Athletic Conference.


Harwell to Speak at Westmont

January 22nd, 2006

Hall of Fame Broadcaster Ernie Harwell will be honored at a book signing and reception scheduled for Sunday, January 29th at Page Hall on the Westmont campus in Santa Barbara. Harwell retired in 2002 after 55 years of broadcasting in the major leagues, including the last 42 with the Detroit Tigers.

Also participating in the festivities are Ross Porter, 28-year broadcaster for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and screenwriter, director, producer Ron Shelton, who is a Westmont alumnus. Porter and Shelton will share with attendees their own stories and perspectives about the legedary broadcaster. Porter is to serve as master of ceremonies at the event.

Following his speech, Harwell will be available to autograph his books, Life After Baseball and Stories from My Life in Baseball. Copies of his books will be available for purchase at the event.

Doors will open at 12:15 p.m. with the program scheduled to begin at 1:00. A suggested donation of $20 per adult and $10 per child will serve as a fundraiser for the Westmont baseball program.

Men’s Basketball Stumbles at Point Loma Nazarene

January 21st, 2006

Despite double-double performances by both junior center Santiago Aguirre and senior forward Nick Debban, Westmont men’s basketball (14-6, 7-3) was defeated at Point Loma Nazarene (10-6, 5-4) on Saturday night by a score of 81-74.

Aguirre scored 24 points, pulled down 14 rebounds, recorded three assists and had three steals for the Warriors. Debban tallied 17 points and 10 boards. Also scoring in double figures for Westmont were sophomore Josh Ware and freshman Dustin Jones with 12 apiece. Jones, who saw extra minutes due to an illness by Tyler Dutton, made all 12 of his points on four baskets from beyond the arc.


Sea Lions Pounce on Warriors

January 21st, 2006

The #17 Sea Lions of Point Loma Nazarene (12-5, 6-3) jumped out to a 19-5 lead in the first six and one-half minutes of play which proved to be the difference in their 71-57 victory over Westmont women’s basketball (9-10, 4-6).

The Warriors’ shooting woes continued as they shot just 20% in the first half and 34.5% in the game. Senior guard Megan Fate led the Warriors with 17 points. Freshman forward Ali Mooty added 13 points and pulled down 6 rebounds before she fouled out of the game with 2:13 left in the second half.

Four Sea Lions reached double figures led by Angela Manjarrez who scored 20 points on 9 of 12 shooting from the field.