Westmont Women’s Basketball (27-7) saw their season come to an end in the semifinals of the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Championship. The Warriors fell 77-57 to the Stars of second-ranked Oklahoma City (29-2), the defending national champions.
Despite the loss, Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore was pleased with her team’s performance on the national stage.
“We weren’t looking at tonight as the end,” said Moore, “we wanted to fight tonight and keep it going. But the fact that we are playing in the semifinals says so much about how well we played together. That is what we had even tonight. We played with unity and fight and this team has nothing to hang its head about.
“Oklahoma City is the most talented team in the NAIA,” continued Moore. “We knew that we had a big challenge tonight. I couldn’t be more proud of how my team competed. Every time OK City made a run, we answered, cutting a huge lead to four.”