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Lauren McCoy Carries Westmont Women in NAIA Tournament Opener

In a first-round game of the NAIA Women’s Basketball National Tournament, senior forward Lauren McCoy showed why she was named a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NAIA First Team All-American earlier in the week. The senior recorded a double-double in the first half and went on to produce 26 points and 15 rebounds in top-seeded Westmont’s 57-52 victory over eighth-seeded Cumberland of Tennessee. more

Westmont Men Come Up Short in NAIA National Tourney Opener, 74-71

Fourth-seeded Westmont Men’s Basketball fell to Dillard in the first round of the 2018 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship, 74-71, on Wednesday night in Kansas City. Jerry Karczewski led Westmont’s scoring effort with 19 points to go along with five assists. 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

Westmont Pitchers Turn Strong Performance in Win Over Hope

A five-run sixth inning and solid pitching performances by sophomore Justin Sanders and senior Lance Simpson resulted in a 6-3 Golden State Athletic Conference victory for Westmont Baseball (16-10, 9-8 GSAC) over Hope International (15-14, 7-11). mroe

Carpinteria’s Luis Garcia, Isabel Studt Honored as Athletes of the Week

Carpinteria athletes Luis Garcia and Isabel Studt swept the Athlete of the Week awards at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. … The honorable mention choices for the award includ Isabella Gregson (SBCC softball), Lauren McCoy (Westmont basketball), Stef Korfas (San Marcos basketball),  Zach Jensen (Santa Barbara High baseball) and Parker Crossland (Dos Pueblos volleyball). more

Evacuations Ordered as Latest Storm Heads to Santa Barbara County

With another storm expected to douse Santa Barbara County beginning Tuesday morning, emergency officials issued mandatory evacuation orders for some communities below recent wildfire burn areas. … Westmont is on spring break. Students who are still present will shelter in place more

Westmont Splits GSAC Doubleheader With Hope International

Westmont Baseball (15-10, 8-8 GSAC) split a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader  against Hope International (15-13, 7-10 GSAC). Westmont took the first game 7-1 and dropped game two 11-0. Grant Gardner threw a complete game in the opener to pick up his fifth win of the season to go with zero losses. He gave up three hits, struck out six, and walked none. The lone run he gave up was unearned. more

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