Basketball continues hot start
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With basketball season now in full swing, Westmont’s men’s and women’s basketball teams had good games this week. The women (3-0) won all three of their home games from this past week. The men (2-1) won one of two games they had this week.
On Tuesday, the basketball teams had a double header and both teams were triumphant during those games. The women’s basketball team defeated Cal Lutheran with a score of 80-60. The game was close during the first half, but the Warriors picked up a lead in the second half and maintained it throughout the rest of the game. Freshman Sydney Brown and freshman Kaitlin Larson both had 25 points for the Warriors, while freshman Iyree Jarrett had 11. Brown led the team with 15 rebounds, while Larson had nine, and freshman Stefanie Berberabe had eight.
After the women won, the men played Bethesda and won 105-69. The men did an excellent job moving the mall and playing together as a unit. The Warriors had a lead throughout the game. Senior Olisa Nwachie led the team with 22 points, sophomore Gyse Hulsebosch had 16, senior Matt Ramon had 15, and sophomore Kyle Scalmanini had 11.
Coming off a good win against Cal Lutheran, the women hosted Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Friday and won again, by a score of 65-43. The Warriors came out strong and maintained their momentum throughout the game. Jarrett led the team with 16 points, Larson had 10, while both Brown and freshman Gabriella Stoll had eight points.
On Saturday, the women’s basketball team defeated Westcliff at home with a score of 86-35. Stoll led the team with 17 points, while freshman Krissy Miyahara had 16, Larson had 14, and Berberabe had 10. Stoll also led the team with 10 rebounds, while Larson had six.
The men’s basketball team travelled to Los Angeles and played Occidental College. Despite their efforts, the men ended up losing the game 79-89. The game was close in the first half, but the Occidental Tigers ended up taking the lead in the second half. Nwachie led the team 21 points, senior Max Hudgins had 19 points, Ramon had 16, and Scalmanini had 10. Hudgins also led the team with seven rebounds.
“Overall I think we learned a lot from this week,” said sophomore Tristan Lloyd. “As much as it was disappointing to cope with a loss, we walked away knowing what we need to work on.”
He added that, “The boys showed heaps of heart and fight. We just have to keep growing together as brothers.”
The women’s basketball team is traveling to Great Falls, Montana this upcoming weekend to play in the University of Providence Tournament. The men’s basketball team plays against La Sierra University at home on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.