Santa Barbara News Press

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont advances to NAIA semifinals

Lauren McCoy had 18 points to lead the Westmont women’s basketball team to a 65-54 win over Mid-America Nazarene on Saturday in the quarterfinals of the NAIA Tournament in Billings, Montana. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors cruise into 3rd round of NAIA

Lauren Tsuneishi had 20 points and seven assists to lead the Westmont women’s basketball team to a 77-65 win over Loyola of Louisiana in the second round of the NAIA Tournament on Friday in Billings, Montana. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont women win at NAIAs

The Westmont women’s basketball team advanced to the second round of the NAIA Tournament on Thursday with a 57-51 win over Cumberland University (Tenn.) in Billings, Montana. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont men lose to Dillard at NAIA

The Westmont men’s basketball team lost in the first round of the NAIA tournament in Kansas City, Mo., to Dillard, a school in Louisiana, 74-71 on Wednesday night. Guard Gerald Karczewski led the Warriors with 19 points, on 7-of-10 shooting, and added five assists. Olisa Nwachie and David Gunn added 16 points apiece. Nwachie added nine rebounds. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Heidegger makes All-District team

UCSB sophomore guard Max Heidegger, who led a 17-game Gaucho turnaround from last year, was named Second Team All-District 9 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the organization announced Tuesday. … Due to rains that have hit the San Diego area, a three-game series this weekend between Westmont College and San Diego Christian set for Barona Stars Field has been moved to Westmont’s Russ Carr Field. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Steinberger goes low in WSC victory

Zach Steinberger’s co-medalist round of 3-under 69 at the Antelope Valley Country Club helped the SBCC men’s golf team claim an overall victory in the sixth Western State Conference tournament of the season, hosted by Antelope Valley on Monday. … Taylor Bush and William Hoyer-Pingle each drove in two runs in the win for Westmont (16-10, 9-8), all coming in the Warriors’ big rally. more

Storm threat leads to evacuations

The occupants of more than 2,000 homes were ordered to seek safe ground Monday as a storm described by officials as unpredictable bore down on the recent burn scars of Santa Barbara County. … Schools were preparing for the storm. City College is on a normal schedule while Westmont College is on break. Students who stayed behind were to be sheltered at the campus. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Muller’s homer powers Westmont win

Austin Muller knocked in four runs with a single and a home run to lead Westmont College to a 12-9 over visiting Bethesda. Bay Buckley got the pitching win for the Warriors (14-9), allowing just one run in three innings. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Gauchos’ bid for sweep falls short

At one point during Monday’s non-conference baseball series finale, UCSB trailed visiting Penn State by as many as six runs. … The fourth-ranked Westmont women claimed their third straight conference championship, and the automatic berth into the NAIA Tournament, with a 48-46 victory over No. 7 Vanguard in Phoenix. more

SBART: Royals look to the future on the hardwood

Stefan Korfas, son of San Marcos High Hall of Famer Jon Korfas, knows all about the history of the school’s basketball program. … Westmont College athletic director Dave Odell helped his son Walker coach San Marcos’ junior varsity during summer league when such star Royals as Ryan Godges, David Frohling, and Nate Fay were between their freshmen and sophomore years. more