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Women’s Basketball Fights for First Round Win

March 6th, 2014
Cora Chan

Freshman guard Cora Chan led the Warriors in scoring with 16 points off the bench as #11 Westmont Women’s Basketball (20-8) advanced to the semifinals of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament with a 70-56 win over Concordia (12-15, 5-10). The Warriors will take on #7 The Master’s at 7:00 p.m. in Santa Clarita on Friday.

“It was an incredibly physical basketball game,” noted Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “We had times were the style of play took us out of what we were used to doing. But I was proud of the fact that we were able to regroup and stay composed when there were a lot of fouls in this game. We were able to get to the free throw line and get points on the board that way.”

Though the fans cried for more throughout the game, a total of 50 fouls were called – 30 on the visitors and 20 on the home team. The Warriors got to the free throw line 43 times and made 32 of their attempts accounting for 45.7 percent of their total score. Concordia made six of 13 attempts from the charity stripe.

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GSAC Women’s Basketball Tournament Tickets

March 4th, 2014

Westmont Women’s Basketball will host the Eagles of Concordia in the first round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament on Wednesday, March 5.

The first 100 Westmont Students will be given free ticket, courtesy of the Office of the President.

The first 25 Westmont faculty and staff will receive a free ticket, courtesy of Westmont Athletics..

Ticket Prices:
   General Admission: $10.00 (including faculty and staff)
   GSAC Students: $5.00
   High School Students and Under: $5.00

Come on out and support your Warriors!

Lee and Sampson Named to All-GSAC Team

March 3rd, 2014
Kelsie Sampson and Esther Lee

Westmont’s Esther Lee and Kelsie Sampson have been named to the 2013-14 GSAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference Team presented by Under Armour, as announced today by the Golden State Athletic Conference office.

“It is great to have both of these ladies recognized and it is certainly well deserved that they are both all-conference,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore.

Lee, a 5-4 junior guard, ranks eighth in the GSAC in scoring, averaging 15.1 points in conference games. A sharpshooter from beyond the arc, Lee leads the GSAC in both three-point field goals made at 3.3 per game and ranks sixth in three-point field goal percentage at 40.4 percent (46 of 114).

In the Warrior record books, Lee’s 12.6 career points per game ranks second all time.

Warriors Wrap Up GSAC by Beating Biola

March 2nd, 2014
Erin Beadle scores on a layup.

Westmont Women’s Basketball (19-8, 10-4 GSAC) concluded the 2013-14 Golden State Athletic Conference regular season on Saturday night with a 67-42 victory over Biola (12-18, 7-7). All ten Warrior players scored in the home contest, led by Kelsie Sampson with 18 points and Esther Lee with 15.

Biola scored the first four points on layups by Adijat Adams (16 points, 11 rebounds) and Chelsea Hill (six points, 10 rebounds), but the #11 Warriors responded with an 11-0 run and never trailed again. By halftime, the Warriors were up 31-20.

In the second half, Westmont shot 52.2 percent from the field and scored 11 of the first 13 points to take a 42-22 lead with 13:44 to play. The Warriors led by no less than 17 points the rest of the night.

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Barnard Makes Westmont History with NAIA Honor

March 1st, 2014

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Westmont’s Joshua Barnard was named the NAIA Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. The native of Glendora is the first ever Warrior Tennis athlete to receive the award.

The junior was selected based on his performances from March 31-April 6 and was chosen from a pool of over 25 nominees residing from conference, independent, and unaffiliated group award winners.

Barnard aided fifth-ranked Westmont Men’s Tennis (12-5, 7-2 GSAC) to a flawless 3-0 streak with an untarnished 6-0 record in doubles and singles play combined. The Warriors claimed their three matches 8-1, 7-2, and 9-0.

Men’s Tennis Sweeps the Week

March 1st, 2014

SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Crushing two top-tier foes in the process, fifth-ranked Westmont Men’s Tennis has improved to 11-5 (6-2 GSAC) on the 2014 campaign after fortifying three victories in five days this past week.

On Tuesday, Mark Basham’s lads took down the #11 Eagles of Concordia (8-7, 5-3) 8-1 in Costa Mesa to kick-start their three-match winning streak. The triumph broke the teams’ league tie and sequestered second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference regular-season standings outright for the Warriors.

The very next day, Westmont recorded a 7-2 home conquest over third-ranked – and defending NCAA Division III national champion – Williams (Mass.) (8-2). The loss with just the fifth for the Ephs in the last two seasons combined.

Miller’s Career-High Champions Westmont on Senior Night

March 1st, 2014

(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) Torrential rains did not discourage fans from sardining themselves into a “pinked-out,” sold-out, Murchison Gymnasium Saturday evening to witness Westmont Men’s Basketball’s Golden State Athletic Conference regular-season finale against longtime rival #25 Biola.

Senior honorees Mantas Drungys, Marcus Farrand, Brendan Hill, C.J. Miller, and Jason Ritchey culminated their Kammerer Court careers in victorious fashion, as the Warriors (17-11, 6-8 GSAC) notched a 65-60 Play 4Kay “Beat Cancer, Beat Biola,” senior night triumph over the Eagles (16-14, 6-8).

“A great senior night was aided by a big response from our crowd,” remarked Westmont head coach John Moore. “Sometimes the crowd gives you an extra 10 to 15 points, so we owe a big thank you to all of the fans who came to support us tonight.”

The victory extended the 46-year series between the two teams to 104 games. Westmont now holds a 55-49 advantage in the series.