Records Fall in Warrior Win

Submitted by: Ron Smith - December 20th, 2015


Sean McDonnall

Sean McDonnall
(Photo by Nate Kurtzman)

It was an old-fashioned shootout between the Warriors and Eagles of Northwest Indian College (Wash.) on a record setting night in Murchison Gymnasium as #14 Westmont Men’s Basketball (9-3) produced a 126-82 win. The Warriors destroyed the previous single-game record for assists (31) by tallying 44. They also combined for 16 three-pointers, edging the previous record of 15.

“I think it is a good way to go into break,” said Westmont head coach John Moore. “Sean McDonnell set the tone early in the first half. By halftime he had 15 points and six rebounds and for the game he was 10 for 11 from the field.”

McDonnell finished with 23 points and eight rebounds in just 14 minutes of work. Jerry Karczewski tallied 20 points for the Warriors, making six of eight from three-point range.

“Tonight, was a substantial opportunity for guys like Nick Crankshaw to show what he was capable of doing – eight rebounds and six assists on his part. Max Hudgins had 12 points and was four for eight from the field. On Jonathan Harrell’s first time to put on a uniform, he goes five for five and scores 13 points. He had a really nice night and showed us what he was capable of doing. Ryan Brooks (four points, three rebounds, three assists) did some nice things as well and Steph Inouye (nine points, six assists, four rebounds) did a fantastic job playing with the group of guys he did. It is exciting to think about what those young guys are going to be able to do in our program.”

In addition to the two rewritten records, numbers told quite a tale tonight:
    ·  The Warriors shot better than 60 percent from the field and better than 50 percent from three-point range in both halves to total 65.8 percent from the field for the game and 57.1 percent from beyond the arc.

    ·  On a night when Cory Blau, Sean Harmon and Kyle Gordon were not in the line-up, the Warriors set a record for three-point shots made.

    ·  All 13 available Warriors played with no one playing less than seven minutes.

    ·  All 13 scored.

    ·  All 13 had at least one rebound.

    ·  All but one had at least one assist.

    ·  Five had five or more assists.

    ·  The 126 points scored is the second-highest tally in Warrior history. The record of 131 was set on February 2, 1977 against Los Angeles Baptist (now The Master’s).

    ·  50 field goals made ties for second in program history. The record of 58 was set in the same game as the scoring record.

    ·  65.8 field goal percentage is fourth best in program history.

    ·  57.1 three-point field goal percentage ranks tenth in program history.

Westmont will take the next nine days off before hosting the Tom Byron Classic after Christmas. On Tuesday, December 29, Antelope Valley will play British Columbia at 3:00 p.m. and Westmont will host Life Pacific at 7:30 p.m. On the following day, Antelope Valley and Life Pacific will face off at three with Westmont and British Columbia matching up at 7:30.

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