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Archive for November, 2006

Men Knock Off #3 Azusa Pacific

November 28th, 2006

The Cougars found no prey in the hill of Montecito on Tuesday night. After Westmont women’s basketball team posted a 65-57 win over Azusa Pacific, the men of Westmont took the floor and made it Warrior sweep with a 79-72 victory over the third ranked Cougars. Senior forward Santiago Aguirre, who experienced his first victory over Azusa Pacific, led the way with 23 points, four rebounds and five assists.

“Santiago had a very nice game,” said head coach John Moore. “I like the way he took care of the ball. He had a 5-1 assist-to-turnover ratio which means we are getting that many more opportunities at the basket.”

Also scoring in double figures for the Warriors were senior Luke Allen and junior Josh Ware, each with 17 points and five rebounds.

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Westmont Makes it Six Straight with Win Over #14 Azusa Pacific

November 28th, 2006

Sophomore post Ali Mooty notched her second double-double of the year and the Warriors played strong team defense as Westmont women’s basketball defeated the #14 Cougars of Azusa Pacific (2-3, 0-2) by a score of 65-57. The victory extends the 6-1 Warriors winning streak to six games and gives them a 2-0 record in Golden State Athletic Conference play.

“Tonight’s win gives us even more confidence for upcoming games,” said Mooty. “Basketball is a long season. In my experience, these early games can decided whether or not you get to go to nationals. We need to capitalize on this win and keep building our snowball.”

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Warriors Split at Texas Shootout

November 25th, 2006

After defeating Southwestern Assemblies of God (2-5) by a score of 71-60 on Friday, Westmont men’s basketball (3-1) fell to the defending NAIA national champions, #6 Texas Wesleyan (6-2), by a score of 72-62 on Saturday at the Texas Shootout in Fort Worth.

In Friday’s win, senior forward Santiago Aguirre posted a double-double with 29 points and 13 rebounds to go along with three assists. Josh Ware and Jonathan Wilson contributed ten points each to the Warrior cause with Wilson adding eight rebounds.

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Women on Five Game Winning Streak

November 25th, 2006

Sophomore forward Ali Mooty put up 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds as Westmont women’s basketball (5-1) rolled to its fifth win a row with an 81-57 victory over the Cougars of Mount Vernon Nazarene of Ohio (4-4). The Warriors shot 55.2% from the floor including a blistering 67.6% in the first half to post a 48-28 half-time advantage.

“Something we have talked about since the first day of conditioning is that we want to be in condition so that we can play attacking basketball both on offense and defense,” said head coach Kirsten McKnight. “When we are on offense we want to be aggressive. But also, when we are on defense we want to be able to dictate what happens by having a proactive rather than reactive defense. Tonight we had the attacking mentality.”

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Wyche Named to NAIA All-Tournament Team

November 25th, 2006
Jane Wyche

Senior midfielder Jane Wyche of Huntington Beach, Calif. has been named to the 2006 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship All-Tournament team. Wyche scored her fifth goal of the season in Westmont’s 3-1 second-round win over Covenant (Ga.) while patrolling the central midfield for the Warriors.

One of three team captains on this year’s squad, Wyche concluded her career with 26 goals and 16 assists, giving her a career point total of 68 in 79 games played for Westmont.

Despite playing much of the season with knee pain, Wyche started all 20 games for the Warriors giving them a playmaking presence in the midfield.

Wyche was also named an NAIA Champion of Character for the exceptional values she displays as a student-athlete both on and off the playing field.

Wyche was the motivational and organizational force behind the team’s 16-day trip to Africa at the start of the season. Westmont women’s soccer visited the countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Nairobi where they not only played soccer, but also engaged in outreach in the slums of several major cities. Their activities included conducting soccer clinics for youth in war-torn Gulu as well as in the slums of Kampala and Mathare, participating in feeding programs, caring for the “invisible children” of Gulu, talking with survivors of the genocide in Rwanda and ministering to mothers with AIDS.

Case Leads the Way in Warrior Victory

November 22nd, 2006

Freshman Jessica Case poured in 17 points as Westmont women’s basketball defeated California Baptist (4-1, 0-1) in the first game of the Golden State Athletic Conference season by a score of 64-55. With the win the Warriors improve to 4-1 on the season and 1-0 in conference play.

“I am proud of the way we played tonight,” said head coach Kirsten McKnight. “California Baptist is a very good team that was undefeated and playing with confidence, that was picked to finish ahead of us in conference and that has received votes (in the national rankings).”

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Men Win GSAC Opener

November 22nd, 2006

Fans at Murchison Gymnasium on Tuesday night saw something they have never seen before – Will Allen, in uniform, playing basketball. After playing at Baylor in his freshman year, the senior transferred to Westmont, but injuries kept him on the sideline for all of his sophomore and junior seasons.

Allen and the rest of the Warriors (2-0, 1-0) defeated California Baptist (4-3, 0-1) in the Golden State Athletic Conference opener by a score of 70-55. Four Warriors scored in double figures led by Santiago Aguirre who had 12 points despite playing only 19 minutes due to early foul trouble. Jonny Wilson posted 11 points for the Warriors while Josh Ware and Drew Benac each scored ten.

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Men’s and Women’s Basketball to Open GSAC Season Tomorrow

November 20th, 2006

Excitement will be high tomorrow night at Murchison Gymnasium on the Westmont campus as both the men’s and women’s basketball teams start Golden State Athletic Conference play by hosting California Baptist.

The Warrior men will be playing just their second game of the season after defeating Dominican by a score of 70-52 on November 10. Senior forward Santiago Aguirre put up 28 points on 10-of -19 shooting from the floor in the Warrior opener. Junior guard Josh Ware added 13 points while sophomore forward Alex Shorts contributed 12 points. Aguirre, Ware and Shorts each pulled down seven rebounds as the Warriors recorded a 53-25 rebound advantage. Junior forward Drew Benac led the Warriors with nine rebounds.

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