Warriors Thwarted by Bruins

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - November 3rd, 2016


Morgan Haskin (photo by Brad Elliott)

Morgan Haskin (photo by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
November 3, 2016

In their second competition of the season, second ranked Westmont Women’s Basketball (1-0) traveled to Los Angeles to take on the UCLA Bruins in an exhibition game. In this tough matchup, the Warriors fell to the Bruins by a score of 45-80.

UCLA went on a 12-3 run in the first 2 minutes and thirty seconds of the game and then a few minutes later, went on a 14-0 run to finish out the quarter (9-29).

The Warriors tried to harness some momentum and scored the first five points of the second quarter. Joy Krupa had two free-throws and Aimee Brakken put up a three-pointer. The Bruins and the Warriors went back and forth for most of the quarter, until the last two minutes when the Warriors went on a 6-0 run to finish out the half (24-43). Kayla Sato scored all six points with two free-throws, a layup, and a jump shot.

Towards the end of the third quarter, the Bruins increased their lead to thirty when they went on a 9-2 run that lasted for four minutes and 35 seconds (33-63).In the beginning of the fourth period, the Warriors went on a 5-0 run to decrease UCLA’s lead to 25, however the Bruins responded with a 13-3 run that lasted until the end of the game.

In a quick turn-around, the Warriors will travel north to play in an exhibition game against UC Berkley this Sunday at 2:00 p.m.