National Champions!

Submitted by: Ron Smith - March 19th, 2013


Westmont defeated the Flames of Lee (Tenn.) by a score of 71-65 to win the NAIA Women’s Basketball Division I National Championship on Tuesday night. Tugce Canitez posted 25 points and 20 rebounds and was named both the National Tournament MVP and the NAIA Player of the Year.

Kelsie Sampson also scored 25 points for the Warriors and Esther Lee added another 12. Lee was named to NAIA National Championship All-Tournament Team.

Head Coach Kirsten Moore was named the NAIA Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year.

More to come later.