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Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 29th, 2016

Please visit the new Westmont Athletics website at:

For the time being, this site will remain available as an archive.

Warriors Tame Fourth Ranked Tigers

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - November 26th, 2016
Lauren McCoy (photo by Hailey Golden)

By Kaci Mexico
November 26, 2016

On the second day of the Rotary Classic Women’s Basketball tournament in Jackson, Tennessee, Aysia Shellmire notched a double-double to lead the #2 Westmont Warriors (4-1) to a 59-50 victory over #4 Campbellsville (6-1). Shellmire put up 22 points and pulled down 15 rebounds.

Along with Shellmire, Lauren McCoy was also effective on both the offensive and defensive ends; she totaled 11 points, eight rebounds, five assists, one steal, and six blocks.

By the end of the first quarter the Warriors found themselves down 18-7, after the Tigers harnessed early momentum and went on a 10-2 run. The Warriors quickly answered back and gained a two point lead when they started off the second quarter with a nine-point run that lasted for five and a half minutes (20-18). In this run Shellmire put up two jump shots, Cora Chan hit a three-pointer, and Kayla Sato had a steal that she converted into a jump shot. Sato was also a big contributor with nine points, four assists, and two steals on the night.


#2 Westmont Falls to #1 MidAmerica Nazarene

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - November 25th, 2016
Aimee Brakken (photo by Hailey Golden)

By Kaci Mexico
November 25, 2016

At the start of the fourth quarter #2 Westmont Women’s Basketball (3-1) was tied with the number one team in the country, MidAmerica Nazarene 39-39; however, in the fourth period the Pioneers (4-0) outscored the Warriors 17-14, defeating them by a score of 56-53. This was the Warriors’ first of two games in the Rotary Classic Women’s Basketball Tournament being held in Jackson, Tennessee.

The Pioneers seized momentum early when they outscored the Warriors 13-4 in the first period. The Warriors responded and worked to bridge this nine point gap when they outscored the Pioneers 17-13 in the second quarter and 18-13 in the third quarter (39-39).


Warriors Douse Flames

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - November 18th, 2016
Morgan Haskin (photo by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
November 18, 2016

Morgan Haskin scored 20 points and shot at 83 percent from the floor (10-12) to lead second ranked Westmont Women’s Basketball to a 91-55 victory over the Flames of Bethesda (1-7). With this win, the Warriors improve to a record of 4-0.

Along with Haskin, four other Warriors scored in the double-digits: Aysia Shellmire had 16 points, Lauren McCoy and Kayla Sato each had 13, and Cora Chan had 12. Defensively, Joy Krupa led both teams in rebounds with 12.

At the start of the game the Warriors immediately seized momentum when Chan hit a three-pointer 14 seconds into the game to ignite a 15-2 run that went halfway into the first quarter. Shellmire contributed a jump shot, assisted by Chan and two layups, assisted by Sato; Chan hit another three pointer, also assisted by Sato; and Aimee Brakken added on a three-pointer, assisted by Chan. By the end of the first quarter the Warriors lead 33-9.


Women’s Basketball Grounds Golden Eagles

Submitted by: Ron Smith - November 13th, 2016
Kayla Sato

After playing nearly even in a high-scoring first quarter, #2 Westmont Women’s Basketball (2-0) outscored La Sierra 64-29 in the rest of the game to claim an 89-53 victory over the Golden Eagles (2-2). Five Warriors scored in double figures including Lauren McCoy who recorded a double-double of 15 points and 12 rebounds.

Cora Chan led the Warrior scoring with 19 points while going four of eight from three-point range. Aysia Shellmire scored 15 points and pulled down five rebounds despite playing just 15 minutes – the result of early foul trouble.

Kayla Sato tallied 14 points and six assists for the Warriors while Aimee Brakken contributed 12 points to the Warrior cause, all the result of three-pointers. Joy Kupa (four points) tallied 10 rebounds for Westmont.

Both teams held four-point advantages in the opening frame, but neither team could pull away from the other as the first 10 minutes came to an end with Westmont holding a 25-24 lead.

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Westmont Falls to UC Berkeley

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - November 6th, 2016
Kayla Sato (photos by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
November 6, 2016

In their third game in under a week, second ranked Westmont Women’s Basketball (1-0) played in an exhibition match against the University of California Berkeley in the incredible Haas Pavilion. The Golden Bears defeated the Warriors by a score of 87-48.

In the first quarter, the Bears outscored the Warriors 19-10, but the Warriors answered back in the second quarter with 15 points, to the Bears 17 points. The first half ended with Berkeley ahead by 11 points in a score of 36-25.

In the third quarter, the Bears increased their lead to a decisive 28 points when they outscored the Warriors 26-9; and in the fourth quarter the Bears put up 25 more points, with the Warriors scoring 14.


Warriors Thwarted by Bruins

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - November 3rd, 2016
Morgan Haskin (photo by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
November 3, 2016

In their second competition of the season, second ranked Westmont Women’s Basketball (1-0) traveled to Los Angeles to take on the UCLA Bruins in an exhibition game. In this tough matchup, the Warriors fell to the Bruins by a score of 45-80.

UCLA went on a 12-3 run in the first 2 minutes and thirty seconds of the game and then a few minutes later, went on a 14-0 run to finish out the quarter (9-29).

The Warriors tried to harness some momentum and scored the first five points of the second quarter. Joy Krupa had two free-throws and Aimee Brakken put up a three-pointer.

Warriors Subdue Cougars in Season Opener

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - November 1st, 2016
Aysia Shellmire (photo by Brad Elliott)

By Kaci Mexico
November 1, 2016

Second ranked Westmont Women’s basketball (1-0) launched their 2016-17 season with a 65-50 victory over their former Golden State Athletic Conference rival, the Division II Cougars of Azusa Pacific. For the Warriors, returning starters and NAIA All-Americans Aysia Shellmire and Lauren McCoy each had a double-double on the night – Shellmire with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and McCoy with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

Aimee Brakken and Cora Chan were also key offensive contributors putting up 15 and 11 points respectively.

Two minutes into the game, the Warriors were down 3-6 and embarked upon an 11-4 run to take a four point lead to end the first period (14-10). Brakken had a three-pointer and a jump shot, Morgan Haskin put up a layup, and McCoy added on two more layups.

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