Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk

Sam Bentz helps Westmont Men Snap Three-Game Losing Streak

Five Warriors scored in double-figures as No. 23 Westmont Men’s Basketball recorded a 91-79 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over The Master’s on Thursday night in Murchison Gymnasium.

“It’s really good to get a win,” said Westmont head coach John Moore. The Warriors (18-8, 7-6 GSAC) ended a three-game losing streak, all of which came against ranked opponents. more

Lauren McCoy Leads Balanced Westmont Over The Master’s

Behind the 24 points and 11 rebounds from sophomore forward Lauren McCoy, second-ranked Westmont Women’s Basketball  posted a 72-66 Golden State Athletic Conference win over No. 10 The Master’s and took over first place in the GSAC standings.

The Warriors (23-3, 12-1 GSAC) were led in rebounding by junior Aysia Shellmire, who recorded a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Senior Krissy Karr added 19 points, four rebounds, and two steals. more

Chase Avery Sets Record in Providence Basketball Playoff Win

Sophomore Chase Avery set the Providence school record for rebounds in a season, hauling in 12 boards to go with his team-high 18 points in leading the Patriots to a 62-21 rout over Shandon in a first-round CIF Division 6 boys basketball playoff game at Westmont College on Wednesday. more

Santa Barbara Reads Events Scheduled at Public Library Branches

The idea is simple — choose one important book and make it available to everyone in the community. Conversations about the themes of the book will then, naturally, take place at work, at school, standing in line at the grocery store, in classrooms, at soccer games and around the dinner table.

In 2002, the Santa Barbara Public Library System started the Reads program in the Santa Barbara community. Since then, UCSB, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College and local high schools have joined in to make the Reads program a community-wide event. more

Biola Overpowers Westmont Men, 69-50

Biola roared out to a 35-14 halftime lead and went on to defeat Westmont 69-50 in a Golden State Athletic Conference men’s basketball game on Saturday night at Murchison Gym.

The Warriors shot only 25 percent in the first half (6 of 24) and got to the free-throw line only four times. They never led in the game. more

Free-Throw Shooting Key’s Westmont Women’s Win Over Biola

It came down to free throws in the rivalry matchup between second-rankedWestmont Women’s Basketball and rival Biola. With only a three-point lead with 1:27 left in the game, the Warriors made eight free throws to pull out a 60-52 victory at Murchison Gym. more

Good Works of Westmont’s Karlie Storkson Go Rewarded

Westmont College senior Karlie Storkson was named to the 2016 Allstate Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Good Works Team.

Ten student-athletes were chosen from a list of 103 nominees for the team; five from NCAA Division I and five from NCAA Divisions II, III and the NAIA. Storkson was the sole NAIA student-athlete to receive this honor. more

Westmont Pulls Out Wild 6-5 win Over British Columbia

What started as a classic pitching duel turned into a marathon eighth-inning scoring rally, and No. 16 Westmont defeated the Thunderbirds of British Columbia by a score of 6-5 on Friday afternoon at Russ Carr Field.

Westmont starting pitcher Daniel Butler (2-0) allowed just one run and five hits over seven innings. The right-hander struck out six and issued just one walk —an intentional pass in the sixth inning. Butler left the game with the Warriors up 3-1 and did not figure in the decision. more

Disc, Stick Golfers to Tee Off for Westmont’s William Wiersma Endowment Scholarship Fund

Golfers and disc golfers will have a unique opportunity to play together in the eighth annual Will’s Tourney Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. at the Glen Annie Golf Club. …

All proceeds from the event benefit the William Wiersma Endowment Scholarship Fund at Westmont College. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. more

Providence Hires New Business Manager, Marshall Howen

Providence, A Santa Barbara Christian School recently welcomed Marshall Howen as business manager, effective Feb. 1, 2016. …Howen met his wife, Celia, when both were students at Westmont. She has returned to their alma mater as the college’s interim director for career development and calling. more

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