By Kaci Mexico
February 6, 2016
Second ranked Westmont Women’s Basketball (20-3, 9-1 GSAC) clinched their 20th win when they defeated Hope International (10-9, 3-7) by score of 71-68. With this win, Westmont improves to 9-1 in GSAC play.
Aysia Shellmire led the Warriors with a double-double that consisted of 14 points and 15 rebounds. Krissy Karr led offensively as she had 26 points – almost half of which came from three-pointers; she shot at an outstanding 100 percent (4-4) from the three-point line and had an overall shooting percentage of 77.7 (7-9).
As a team, the Warriors shot at 84.6 percent from the three-point line and had an overall shooting percentage of 42.0. The Royals shot at 35.7 percent from the three-point line and shot at 33.8 percent overall.
After a tight first quarter that consisted of a pair of back-and-forth seven-point runs, the Warriors began the second quarter ahead by only four points (24-20).
With only three minutes left in the first half, the Warriors had built up a ten point lead (39-29). However, this lead was short-lived, as the Royals finished the half with a six-point run to close the gap back to only four points (39-35).