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Kittle Scores 20 in Warrior Win

November 30th, 2008

Freshman guard Katie Kittle provided Westmont with 20 points and six rebounds as Westmont Women’s Basketball (7-0) cruised to an 80-55 victory over Cal State East Bay (0-3) in Atherton at the Menlo Tournament. The Warriors jumped out to a 12-2 lead early on and never looked back.

“It was a great team effort with everyone getting to play,” noted Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “Katie was an exciting spark off the bench making three, three-point shots. We also had a good inside presence. Alisha Heglund scored 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds and Angel Blanco had 13 points and nine rebounds.”

Bellevue Uses Overtime to Defeat Warriors

November 30th, 2008

Westmont Men’s Basketball (3-3) suffered a 79-73 overtime loss to Bellevue (Neb.) on Saturday at the San Antonio Shootout despite 21 points and six rebounds from senior guard Tyler Dutton. Dutton, who hails from Boerne, Texas which is located just outside of San Antonio, scored a total of 43 points in two games in front of fans from his hometown.

Sophomore forward Dan Rasp notched a double-double in the loss. Rasp scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

The Bruins of Bellevue (8-1) jumped out to a 9-2 lead with a three-pointer by Jace Fredenburg (14 points) and two by Matt Imig (12 points). Westmont remained within single digits of Bellevue until just over four minutes into the second half when a layup by Jerrod Tucker (7 points) gave the Bruins a 42-32 lead.

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Women Extend Win Streak to Six as Case Scores 19

November 30th, 2008

Junior guard Jessica Case scored 19 points and pulled down five rebound as Westmont Women’s Basketball improved its record to 6-0 with a 69-66 win over Menlo (1-2) on Saturday. Junior post player Alisha Heglund added 15 points to the Warriors’ total while junior guard Amber Stevens contributed 12 points, six rebounds and five assists.

“Credit Menlo with playing a good, pressure defense,” noted Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “They played a well fought, scrappy game. But I’m very proud of how our team kept fighting and came out with the victory.”

The Warriors opened the game with a 14-2 run, but by halftime the Oaks had cut the deficit to just three points (34-31).

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Dutton Scores 22 in Loss to Embry-Riddle

November 29th, 2008

Tyler Dutton sank five of seven three-point attempts in his native state of Texas to lead Westmont Men’s Basketball (3-2) with 22 points against Embry-Riddle (Fla.), but it wasn’t enough as the Warriors dropped the San Antonio Shootout game 75-72.

“Tyler hit eight of 12 and played really well with great energy,” reported Westmont head coach John Moore. “What a great homecoming for him. Bobby Fenske (also of Texas) had eight points and eight rebounds and did some good things on his trip back here to Texas.”

Dutton started the Warriors scoring with a three-pointer as the Warriors went on to post an eight-point advantage (14-6) in the first three minutes and 20 seconds of the game. But Embry-Riddle responded with an 11-2 run to take a brief 17-16 lead with 13:52 remaining in the first half.

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Warriors Win First of Three in Texas

November 27th, 2008

Westmont Men’s Basketball (3-1) recorded 57 rebounds as the Warriors defeated Texas Lutheran (0-2) in Seguin, Texas by a score of 84-60. Sophomore forward Dan Rasp recorded 18 points and pulled down six boards for the Warriors.

“Dan scored all 18 points in the first half,” reported Westmont head coach John Moore. “I only played him about four or five minutes in the second half.”

Five minutes into the game, Texas Lutheran held an 11-9 lead, but Rasp scored the next eight points to establish a lead that Westmont would not relinquish. By intermission, the Warriors had posted a 48-30 advantage.

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Stevens Posts Double-Double in Warrior Win

November 25th, 2008

Overcoming a 24-21 halftime deficit, Westmont Women’s Basketball held the Tigers of Occidental (2-1) to just 15 points in the second half as the Warriors posted a 59-39 victory. Junior point guard Amber Stevens scored 15 points and collected 10 rebounds in third double-double of her collegiate career, including a triple-double her freshman year.

“We had a dysfunctional first half,” acknowledged head coach Kirsten Moore. “We were out of sync and out of sorts. This last week we lacked any rhythm with players staying all over the place and practices disrupted. It showed in the first half.”

Junior guard Jessica Case kept the Warriors in the game during the first half, scoring 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting. However she suffered a concussion and could not return in the second half. But her efforts in the first half provided the time needed for her teammates to regain their balance. The Warriors shot 51.6% from the field in the second half (16 of 31), including 55.6% from three-point range (5 of 9), while holding Occidental to just 25% (4 of 16).

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Men’s Soccer Wins National Tournament Opener

November 24th, 2008

… and the remarkable story continues. After winning the Golden State Athletic Conference championship last Monday by defeating Azusa Pacific 2-0, #24 Westmont Men’s Soccer finally played their first home game of the post-season – well, something of a home game. The Warriors (11-6-2) hosted Holy Names (15-4) at Harder Stadium on the campus of UC Santa Barbara in a 2008 NAIA National Championship Opening Round game. Playing in front of 2,000 fans, the Warriors won the emotionally charged and well contested game by a score of 3-2 in double-overtime.

Nine days earlier, the Westmont campus suffered the loss of nine buildings, including dorm rooms and two academic buildings in the Tea Fire of Montecito. Fifteen homes of faculty members were also claimed by the fire, including that of head coach Dave Wolf and his wife Jill. Classes remain suspended and the campus is closed but students made their way back to Santa Barbara and joined faculty, staff, alumni and community members for one of the most remarkable games in Westmont history.

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Griego Takes 41st at National Championship

November 22nd, 2008

Lisa Griego served as Westmont’s lone representative at the 2008 NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championship on Saturday in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Griego finished in forty-first place out of a field of 336 qualifiers, completing the course in 18:22.

It wasn’t the experience which Griego had expected in her final year of competition. Last year, Griego competed as part of the Westmont team, but neither the men’s nor women’s teams qualified for this year’s championship race at the Wayne E. Dannehl Cross Country Course, leaving the teaching credential student as the only Warrior to take a place on the starting line.