By Christy Cain
(POMONA, Calif.) The Westmont men’s basketball team had an all-around impressive performance as they took the court this evening against Cal State San Bernardino. Despite the eventual 77-81 loss, the Warriors battled it out against a top Division II school.
“Tonight we played the CCAA Champions from last year– one of the top Division II programs here in California. They have won the CCAA Championship nine of the last thirteen years. So, next to Cal Poly Pomona, they will be one of the top teams in CCAA this year,” opened head coach John Moore.
It was a battle from the moment that the whistle blew and the clock started winding down. The Warriors were running their offense well, while moving the ball quickly and efficiently. In the first half alone, Westmont sank an impressive 50 percent from the field. They played the Coyotes point for point; so much so that the score was tied 39-39 going into halftime.
“We played two really tough opponents the last two games and I really liked the way that we responded tonight against a talented San Bernardino team,” explained Moore. “We ran a good offense. We hit 54 percent from the field. We had 24 assists and 12 turnovers, so a 2:1 ratio is a good indicator of the high level offensive play that we had. We got good play out of Cory Blau tonight. Britton Williams was 6-1 assist to turnovers, which is great. We also got good play out of Sean McDonnell, Sean Harman and Daniel Carlin.”