Junior Krissy Karr tallied 23 points as #11 Westmont Women’s Basketball (8-3) posted a 67-58 win over the visiting Flames of Bethesda (6-9). Karr dropped in five three-pointers as the Warriors drained 14 buckets from beyond the arc.
“Krissy set the tone from the beginning and had great command on the court,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore, “not just with her scoring, but she also had seven assists, three steals and was getting deflections.”
The Warriors fell behind 9-0 to start the game with the Flames’ Lisette Longomo (21 points, 4 rebounds) accounting for all the early scoring. A quick time out by Moore and a change of defensive strategy got the Warriors back on track. Karr and Celina Gougis (12 points, 3 rebounds) knocked down back-to-back threes to get the Warriors back in the game.
“I was really proud of the girt my team showed,” said Moore. “We have been focusing on being a gritty team when things get tough – and things have been tough. We needed that grit to get a win tonight against a very athletic, very dangerous team. We were able to maintain the lead most of the game, but it was neck and neck. Every basket mattered and every stop mattered and every rebound mattered.”