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Undefeated in Atherton

November 29th, 2014

By Christy Cain

(ATHERTON, Calif.) Westmont’s men’s basketball team posted their second win of the weekend with a 77-64 victory against Cal Maritime this afternoon.

“We got a big win today. We had a very, very good shooting percentage which directly reflected the good play that we got out of a lot people today,” opened head coach John Moore.

The Warriors shot an impressive 64 percent from the field today. They were 13 for 19 in the first half alone and came out with 14 for 23 in the second. With three players finishing with double-digit points, the offense was firing on all cylinders. Daniel Carlin led the charge with 17 points, followed by Cory Blau with 13 and Gerry Karczewski with 10.

Once again, senior Daniel Carlin was a machine in the paint. He made all six of his shots from the field and grabbed seven total rebounds this evening. “Daniel was the force in the middle. He had fifteen points at the half and was all around really, really good” exclaimed Moore. “As a team we had a rebounding margin of 27-19 and shot absolutely phenomenal from the field.”

Moore Reaches 500 Wins with Warrior Victory

November 28th, 2014
John Moore

By Christy Cain

November 28, 2014

(ATHERTON, Calif.) The Westmont men’s basketball team defeated Menlo (1-6) this evening on the road in Atherton, California. The 87-69 victory marks head coach John Moore’s 500th career win.

“When I reflect on the 500 wins, I think about the great amount of Westmont men with great character who I have been able to coach” reflected Moore. “I am in the midst of 22 years here (at Westmont) and I am so proud of the guys, what they are doing in their lives today, the families they have and what they are doing as husbands and fathers.”

In his 27 years of coaching, Moore has earned an overall record of 500-301, with 421 of those wins coming in the last 22 years at Westmont.

“It is such an incredible privilege to be at Westmont, my alma mater, which is probably the greatest Christian institution in the country,” said Moore. “I couldn’t do it without all the people in the athletic department. From Dave Odell, to the people I work with in Kinesiology department to (President) Gayle Beebe, (Provost) Mark Sargent and the great leaders of this school. I even have to go back to David Winter who was the President when I was a student. I am just really indebted to quite a few people—I wouldn’t be here without them.

“I am so appreciative of my wife and my daughters who once again had to sacrifice Thanksgiving without a dad and husband. They have been my pride and have meant so much to be in this venture as a college basketball coach. I certainly couldn’t do it without Rachel, Jacqueline and Jessica.”

Moore Records 200th Win

November 25th, 2014
Coach Kirsten Moore

Westmont Women’s Basketball (7-0), ranked 13th in the NAIA, cruised to a 79-54 win over Cal State San Marcos (1-5) on Tuesday night at Murchison Gymnasium. The win was the 200th in the career of head coach Kirsten Moore.

“I had absolutely no idea. It is not something I pay attention to,” said Moore when informed of the accomplishment. “I hope what it means is that we have built a successful program here and have continued to put together great teams that have a chance to win every night. The women who have put on the Warrior jersey over the years are the ones who have accomplished the wins for us night in and night out. Hopefully, we can get a lot more.”

In her tenth season at the helm of the Warrior program, Moore has put together an impressive record of 200-88 for a winning percentage of .694. In her nine seasons, she has collected one national championship and two Golden State Athletic Conference championships.

Moore has also been named the NAIA Coach of the Year once and the GSAC Coach of the Year twice. Five times her players have earned NAIA All-American honors and 15 have been named to the All-GSAC Team.

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Warriors Fell Oaks behind Shellmires’ 23

November 24th, 2014
Celina Gougis

Sophomore forward Aysia Shellmire took control of the lane on Saturday night in Murchison Gymnasium to help lead the Warriors to a 74-62 win over the Oaks of Menlo in the final game of the Best Western Plus Carpinteria Classic. Shellmire led all scorers with 23 points and nine rebounds.

“I thought we played very tough tonight,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “Menlo is very physical and a good basketball team. We needed 40 minutes of defensive effort to win this game. We played two halves of defense and were able to outrebounded them. Those are the two things that will lead us to success this year – defense and rebounding.”

The Warriors collected 50 rebounds (18 offensive) to the Oaks’ 39.

“We had a great effort off the bench,” noted Moore. “Aysia was dominant inside tonight and Karlie Storkson (10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists) gave us really big minutes. It shows that we have great depth on this team.

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Cross Country Takes Eighth, Collins Earns All-American

November 23rd, 2014
Kelly Collins 200 meters from the finish.

Westmont Women’s Cross Country finished eighth out of 38 teams at the NAIA National Championship in Lawrence, Kansas. The Warriors scored 316 points and moved up three places from their number 11 ranking.

“It was a nice day with good weather for Kansas,” said Westmont head coach Russell Smelley. “The race temperature was 47 degrees.”

Sophomore Kelly Collins finished 21st in the field of 336 to earn All-American honors. Collins completed the 5,000 meter race in a time of 18:28.

“Kelly was in a pack but just kept moving and never panicked,” reported Smelley. “About 800 meters from the mile to about 600 meters after the mile, she moved from about 45th into the top 25.”

Jessica Meyers finished in 57th place with a time of 19:03 while Corinne Cherne placed 92nd in a time of 19:20.


Warriors Roll into Second Round

November 23rd, 2014
Brooke Lillywhite

Westmont Women’s Soccer (16-3), the fourth ranked team in the NAIA and the seventh seed in the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship, has advanced to the second round of the tournament with a 5-0 win over the Braves of Ottawa (Kan.)

The Warriors dominated time of possession and took 30 shots to Braves’ seven while putting 18 of their attempts on goal. Westmont sophomore midfielder Brooke Lillywhite participated in all five goals, scoring two and garnering three assists.

The first goal came in the just the fourth minute of play. Lillywhite forwarded a ball past two defenders as senior forward Kaci Mexico broke for the goal. Mexico dribbled left and then fired from eight yards out into the upper back netting.

In the 29th minute, sophomore defender Grace Lemley crossed a ball from the left sideline to Lillywhite in the center of the field. Lillywhite flicked it on to junior forward Kelsey Steck who scored from five yards out to make the score 2-0.

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Toros Take the Win

November 22nd, 2014

Tonight the Westmont men’s basketball team took on their third Division II opponent of the season. While they played Cal State Dominguez Hills point-for point the entire game, a couple of missed opportunities down the stretch led to an eventual 73-65 loss this evening.

“I think we played a nice game for a good portion of the time, we just couldn’t close the door. We had a few six and eight point leads, but I think our inexperience came back to haunt us. We had a couple of missed free throws and layups” opened head coach John Moore.

In one of the most high energy games so far this season, the Warriors remained neck and neck with the Toros the entire time. The competitive nature of the game was directly reflected in the similarity of the statistics. The Warriors made 24 of their 54 total shots this evening, while the Toros made 26 of their 54 total shots. Westmont was 7-18 from the three-point line, while Dominguez Hills was 6-18. Most of the game was played within a two to four point margin.


Leafs Fall to Warriors

November 21st, 2014
Amy Brakken

Seven Warriors tallied eight or more points as #13 Westmont Women’s Basketball (5-0) posted a 73-53 win over the Maple Leafs of Goshen (Ind.) in the first game of the Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn Classic at Westmont on Friday evening.

Aysia Shellmire and Esther Lee each contributed 12 points while Kristin Karr added 10.

The Warriors had a rough start with the Maple Leafs jumping out to a 10-3 lead. Westmont cut the lead to 12-10 on a layup by Shellmire and a jumper and three-pointer from Lee, but the Warriors did not pull even until just before halftime.

Down 26-22 with three minutes on the first half clock, Lee drained a long-range bomb. Thirty seconds later, Karr did the same thing, giving Westmont its first lead of the night (28-26) with 2:27 left before intermission.

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