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Bender Honored as SBART Athlete of the Week

November 30th, 2009
Blake Bender

After scoring 36 points in the Warriors’ win over Carroll (Mont.) on Friday, Blake Bender has been named the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Week. The junior from Anaheim Hills made 15 of 22 attempts from the floor (68.2%), including one from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, Bender was five of seven.

After Westmont (4-1) fell behind by 14 points midway through the first half, Bender led the Warriors comeback by scoring 17 points in the final 10 minutes of the opening frame. When play resumed after intermission, Bender scored seven points in a Westmont 10-0 run to start the second half and give the Warriors an eight point advantage.

“Blake had a special night,” said Westmont Head Coach John Moore. “He was superb out there. On a night when Evan (Haines) and Dan (Rasp) didn’t have quite the games they are accustomed to having, Blake came through with flying colors.”

The point total was the most scored by a Warrior in nearly 20 years. Noel Matthews scored 36 against Southern California College (now Vanguard University) on January 13, 1990. Matthews, and now Bender, tied John Crew for twelfth place on the single game scoring list.

Warriors Suffer First Loss

November 28th, 2009

Playing in the second day of the Westminster Tournament in Salt Lake City, Westmont Men’s Basketball (4-1) suffered their first loss of the season to #9 Westminster by a score of 84-51.

“They played a very nice game against us. Westminster looked more like a top-ten team than they had earlier,” said Moore of the 4-4 Griffins who had lost the day before to College of Idaho.

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Bender’s 36 Leads Warriors to Win

November 27th, 2009
Blake Bender

Junior Blake Bender scored 36 points and made 15 of 22 field goals (.682) to lead the Warriors to a 80-70 win over Carroll (Mont.) at the Westminster Thanksgiving Classic in Salt Lake City Utah. Bender also tallied seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. The Warriors improved to 4-0 on the season while Carroll fell to 5-2.

“Blake Bender had a special night,” said Westmont Head Coach John Moore. “He was superb out there. On a night when Evan (Haines) and Dan (Rasp) didn’t have quite the games they are accustomed to having, Blake came through with flying colors.”

The point total is the most scored by a Warrior since Noel Matthews scored 36 against Southern California College (now Vanguard University) on January 13, 1990. Matthews, and now Bender, tied John Crew for twelfth place on the single game scoring list.

Crew, who played for the Warriors in the 1950s, achieved 36 points three times and also posted single game totals of 45, 41, 40 and 39. Tine Hardeman still holds the single game record of 46 points which he set against Chapman during the 1954-55 season.

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Whistles and Buzzers Frustrate Warriors

November 24th, 2009

Despite five players scoring in double figures, #18 Westmont Women’s Basketball (4-1) suffered its first loss of the season on a buzzer beater at Redlands (4-1). The Warriors held a 74-72 advantage with one second to go, but the Bulldogs Allison Wong (23 points) connected for her third three-pointer of the night as the clock expired.

“Redlands played great,” said Westmont Head Coach Kirsten Moore. “They made big plays right down to the end.”

Amber Stevens tallied 16 points, six rebounds and five assists. Jessica Case added 15 points and four assists, Alisha Heglund poured in 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds, Angel Blanco also had 14 points and recorded six rebounds, Elizabeth Evancoe put up 10 points and four rebounds.

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Lowry, Dohm and Widicus Receive GSAC Awards

November 24th, 2009
Katey Lowry

Golden State Athletic Conference postseason honorees include three seniors from the Westmont Volleyball team. Katey Lowry was named to the 2009 All-GSAC Volleyball Team while Erin Dohm and Beth Widicus were honored as GSAC Scholar-Athletes.

Lowry, a middle blocker who hails from Menifee, California, averaged 2.52 kills per set while posting an attack percentage of .266. She also recorded 94 blocks (.85 per set) for the Warriors this season. Her career attack percentage of .284 ranks fourth best in the Warrior record book.

Dohm is a Santa Barbara area native who attended Dos Pueblos High School and Santa Barbara City College before transferring to Westmont in her junior year. Dohm served as the Warriors’ Libero, tallying 455 digs over the season (4.14 per game) and 672 serve receptions. Dohm is a Liberal Studies major with a GPA of 3.64.

An outside hitter from Coto de Caza, California, Widicus is a Kinesiology major with a 3.5 GPA. Widicus averaged 2.54 kills per set for the Warriors this season and posted an attack percentage of .194. She also tallied 28 blocks, 66 digs and 190 serve receptions.

Lauda, Scannell and Barkett Honored by GSAC

November 24th, 2009
Skyla Lauda

The Golden State Athletic Conference has honored three Westmont Women’s Soccer players with postseason awards. Defenders Skyla Lauda and Britney Scannell were named to the 2009 All-GSAC Women’s Soccer team while senior Kayla Barkett was named a GSAC Scholar-Athlete.

Lauda, a junior who hails from Hemet, served a key role in the Warrior defense this season. The central defender has played in all-51 games during her three-year career at Westmont and started in all but one. Lauda contributed to a defense which produced four shutouts and allowed slightly over one goal per game (1.09).

A transfer from UCLA, Scannell started all 16 games for the Warriors this season. Playing mostly as part of the Warriors’ defensive squad, the senior also moved into a midfield role during several games this year. In addition to her defensive contributions, the resident of Palos Verdes made one goal and had one assist this year.

Barkett, also a member of the Warriors back four, is a junior Psychology major with a GPA of 3.56. A native of Muskegon, Mich., Barkett started every game for the Warriors this season. Barkett also has one assist to her credit.

Barna, Pizano and Sargent Receive Conference Awards

November 24th, 2009
Dillon Barna

Three members of the Westmont Men’s Soccer Team have been recognized by the Golden State Athletic Conference for their outstanding performances. Seniors Dillon Barna and senior Hugo Pizano were named to the 2009 All-GSAC Men’s Soccer Team while junior Dan Sargent was recognized as a GSAC Scholar-Athlete.

Barna, a tenacious player who served as the backbone of the Warrior defense, received all-conference honors for the third year in a row. Head Coach Dave Wolf has referred to Barna as one of the all-time best Warrior defenders. In addition to his defensive effort, the Phoenix resident scored four goals for the Warriors this season. Barna served as one of the team captains this year.

Pizano, a local product who played for Dos Pueblos High School and Santa Barbara City College before transferring to Westmont in his junior year, produced seven goals and had one assist for the Warriors this season. A central midfielder, Pizano played a pivotal role in the Warriors offensive efforts this season.

Sargent is a junior history major at Westmont with a 3.94 GPA. On the field, Sargent is a forward who played in all 16 games and started six. Sargent, who hails from Hamilton, Mass. scored one goal for the Warriors this season and contributed an assist. Sargent was also one of this year’s team captains.

Jackson Leads Warriors to Third Win

November 21st, 2009
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Senior point guard Chris Jackson scored 18 points, dished off nine assists and tallied six steals as the Warriors defeated Cal Poly Pomona 60-47 in the Warriors’ home opener. The Warriors are now 3-0 on the young season while Cal Poly falls to 0-1.

“We have been talking about this game since we saw it on our schedule,” said Jackson. “We wanted to get revenge (after last year’s loss), especially since they came to our place. We came out focused and ready to play and it showed.”

Jackson, who did not make a three-pointer all last year and took only five attempts, made two of three from long distance tonight and shot 58.3% from the floor (7 of 12).

“I’ve been working really hard in the off season (on my shooting),” said Jackson. “I feel more confident shooting the ball and my teammates are getting me the ball when I am open. I’m just trying to help this team win.”

“CJ’s mom has to come to every game,” declared Westmont Head Coach John Moore. “She was here tonight and said that we have won every game she’s come to. CJ played in his comfy clothes. He was really comfy out there. I thought he played really well against Robert Morris, but he may have played even better tonight.”

The Warriors held the Broncos to just 13 first-half points and took a 15 point lead into the locker room (28-13). With the Warriors up 4-2 early in the game, guard Andrew Schmalbach (14 points), went on an 8-0 run, dropping two through the net from downtown and hitting a jumper in the paint.

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