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  • Monday, Nov. 30

    • Women's Soccer

  • Wednesday, Dec. 2

    • Women's Soccer
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Cal Lutheran, 7 pm

  • Friday, Dec. 4

    • Women's Soccer
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Bethesda, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 5

    • Women's Soccer
    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts Claremont, 2 pm

  • Tuesday, Dec. 8

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Vanguard, 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 12

    • Women's Basketball
      • WC at Hope Int'l, 5:30 pm
    • Men's Basketball
      • WC at Hope Int'l, 7:30 pm

  • Friday, Dec. 18

    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts Pacific Union, 2:30 pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 19

    • Men's Basketball
      • WC hosts NW Indian, 7:30 pm

Defense and Assists Give Warriors Desert Win

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 15th, 2015
Hayden Anderson

Playing just north of his home state of Arizona, the Warrior’s Hayden Anderson helped #17 Westmont Men’s Basketball (3-2) gather a win in the desert.

“Hayden had a very nice game playing close to home,” said Westmont head coach John Moore. “He only had eight points but really played very well.”

The senior from Phoenix helped guide the Warriors to an 82-70 victory over Benedictine-Mesa (Ariz.) (2-5) on Saturday night in the 2015 Men’s NAIA Desert Region Hydrocephalus Invitational.

Four Warriors tallied double-figures including sophomore Sean Harman (13 points), sophomore David Gunn (12 points), junior Cory Blau (11 points) and sophomore Jerry Karczewski (10 points).

“We did a better job defensively, holding them to 38 percent from the field,” noted Moore about the team’s performance.

Turnovers Trip Up Warriors

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 14th, 2015
Sean Harman

Playing in the 2015 Men’s NAIA Desert Reign Hydrocephalus Invitational, #17 Westmont Men’s Basketball (2-2) suffered at 77-66 loss to the Fighting Saints of St. Francis (Ill.) (3-0) on Friday evening.

Cory Blau led the Warriors with 17 points while Sam Bentz added another 11.

“We didn’t shoot well from the free throw line – we were 13 for 23,” said Westmont head coach John Moore. “We came back and it looked like were going to be able to take the lead, but we had trouble making our free throws.

“St. Francis is a very good team who executed well. We couldn’t get defensive stops at crucial times. We also had 10 turnovers in the first half. We played well at times but we turned it over entirely too much.”

The Warriors continue invitational play when they take on Benedictine (Ariz.) tomorrow afternoon at four o’clock.

Second Half Woes Lead to Loss

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 9th, 2015
David Gunn

Westmont Men’s Basketball (2-1) suffered its first loss of the 2015-16 campaign on Monday night, falling on the road to Azusa Pacific 100-86.

“I thought we played very well in the first half,” said Westmont head coach John Moore. “We shot 53 percent from the floor and 57 percent from beyond the three-point line and only had two turnovers.”

As a consequence, the Warriors took a 51-43 lead into the locker room at halftime.

“In the second half, however, we turned the ball over way too much (10 times) and shot just 34 percent,” said the coach. “You can’t win a game when you have that shooting percentage in the second half.”

The Warriors also struggled defensively in the second half, allowing the Cougars to make 74.1 percent of their field goal attempts (20 of 27). Azusa only missed one of 16 shots from within the arc in the final frame.

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Men’s Basketball Outpaces Slugs

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 8th, 2015
Olisa Nwachie

David Gunn made five of seven field goal attempts on his way to a game-high 15 points and five rebounds as #17 Westmont Men’s Basketball (2-0) posted a 96-70 victory over the Banana Slugs of UC Santa Cruz. Olisa Nwachie added another 13 points on three buckets from the floor and seven free throws.

The Warriors opened play with a jumper by Sean McDonnell (10 points, 4 rebounds), which was answered with a layup by Jared Ponce (9 points). Ponce was fouled on the play and completed the old-fashioned three-point play.

Another free throw put the Banana Slugs up 4-2 before Cory Blau produced an “and-one” play to give Westmont a 5-4 advantage. That was the beginning of a 19-5 run that put Westmont ahead 21-9 with 13:38 remaining in the opening frame.

UC Santa Cruz responded with a 12-3 run to pull within three (24-21). However, the Warriors turned the tables with a 20-5 run to go up 44-26 with 3:20 left in the first half. At intermission, Westmont held a 52-32 advantage.

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Men’s Basketball Claims Opener

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 30th, 2015
Cory Blau

Guard Cory Blau racked up 19 points and four rebounds in the season opener for #17 Westmont Men’s Basketball (1-0). The Warriors defeated La Verne by a score of 87-71.

“We saw some things that we were capable of doing, which is exciting to think about,” said Westmont head coach John Moore who just launched his 28 season as a head coach (23rd at Westmont). We saw our depth, we saw some new athleticism and we saw some guys who played with good energy.

“Cory shot the ball very well. Sam Bentz (9 points, 4 rebounds) played a really nice game. Hayden Anderson (10 points) was our best leader out there. Olisa Nwachie (5 points, 3 rebounds) did some nice things. Noah Blanton (6 points, 5 rebounds) did some good things out there as well. I thought Sean McDonnell (8 points, 5 rebounds) was a really important player for us. He got us started off early in the game and set the tone.”

The Leopards held the lead for the first 12 minutes of the game until Blau struck from downtown to put the Warriors up 25-23. Sam Harmen (8 points) followed with a layup as did Nwachie to give Westmont a 29-23 advantage. The Warriors never trailed again.

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Warriors to Host Soles de Mexicali

Submitted by: Ron Smith - October 5th, 2015
Santiago Aguirre to return to Murchison Gym tomorrow night.

Good news for those who can’t wait for college basketball to begin. Westmont, which finished as the NAIA National Runner-up last season, will open the 2015-16 campaign tomorrow night with an exhibition game against Soles de Mexicali.

Based in Mexicali, Mexico, Club Soles is a professional basketball team playing in the Northern Division of the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional of Mexico. Wearing number 15 for Club Soles is Westmont alumnus (’07) Santiago Aguirre who played for the Warriors from 2003-2007 and has been playing professional ball ever since.

Aguirre earned NAIA All-American honors in his senior year at Westmont and was twice named to the All-GSAC team. He currently ranks 16th on Westmont’s career scoring list with 1,358 points during his four years on the Warriors’ squad. Aguirre ranks ninth in career rebounds, having pulled down 699 boards.

Westmont Takes 11th in Directors’ Cup

Submitted by: Ron Smith - June 10th, 2015

For the sixth year in a row, Westmont Athletics has finished in the top 20 in the NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup which is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). The 11th place finish in the final 2015 standings is the fourth highest in program history. In both 1999 and 2002, the Warriors finished in seventh place. In 1996, the inaugural year of the Directors’ Cup Award, Westmont placed 10th.

The Directors’ Cup seeks to recognize athletic programs which perform well over a variety of sports. Points are awarded based on the best finishes at the national championships by an institution’s teams. A limit of six men’s teams and six women’s teams may add to the point total.

Westmont tallied 601, just 1.5 points behind Cal State San Marcos in 10th place and 23.5 points ahead of Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) in 12th place.

A national championship runner-up finish by men’s basketball earned 90 points for the Warriors while the women’s basketball program brought in 83 points as a national championship semifinalist.

Seven Warriors Honored by SBART

Submitted by: Ron Smith - May 27th, 2015
John Moore was named the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table College Coach of the Year.

It was a night of celebration at “An Evening with the Athletes” awards show presented by The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table (SBART). Six Westmont athletes were awarded the Athlete of the Year Award for their respective sports and John Moore was honored as the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table College Coach of the Year. The event was held at Santa Barbara’s historic Lobero Theater.

The recipients of the college division awards are selected by the media from the student-athletes and coaches of the local institutions of higher education – UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Community College and Westmont.

Westmont’s Tiffany Dimaculangan of Glendora was named the SBART College Women’s Soccer Player of the Year. A two-time NAIA All-American, the senior midfielder recorded six goals and four assists during the fall 2014 campaign. Dimaculangan led her team to both the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Regular Season and Tournament Championships this season and was named to the All-GSAC team. The Warriors advanced to the NAIA National Championship in all four of her years on the team, finishing as national runner-up in 2013.

NAIA All-American Kelly Collins of Pleasant Hill was named the SBART College Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Year. The sophomore finished 21st in the NAIA National Championship race in Lawrence, Kansas, leading her team to an eighth place finish. Collins also earned All-GSAC honors as the runner-up at the conference championship meet. Collins was competing in the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Gulf Shores, Alabama and was unable to attend the ceremonies.

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