January 18, 1989 |
Southern California College increased its winning streak to 4 games Tuesday night by beating Westmont College, 71-69, in a Golden State Athletic Conference game at SCC. But it took a play by John Mounce with time running out to save the game for SCC. The Vanguards (14-2 overall, 3-0 in conference play) led, 69-59, with 6 minutes left. SCC, out of team fouls, helped Westmont get back into the game as the Warriors made 6 free throws in a 3-minute stretch to cut the lead to, 69-65.
July 15, 1988 |
The Cal State Northridge football program has lost half of its high school recruiting class, a situation that could have been more disastrous had not Coach Bob Burt signed only four players. As it is, linebacker Jim Burke of Woodbridge High in Irvine and John Goyich, a fullback from Azusa, have chosen to accept appointments to military academies rather than honor letters of intent they had signed with CSUN.
March 17, 1988 |
Eric Davis scored 18 of his 26 points in the second half, and Wisconsin Eau Claire pulled away to a 74-59 victory over Westmont College in the first round of the NAIA basketball tournament Wednesday. Davis, a 6-7 junior forward, also controlled the boards, getting 13 of his 17 rebounds after halftime. The score was tied, 34-34, at intermission, but Westmont managed just two points in the first 7 1/2 minutes of the second half. John Anderson had 17 points for Westmont (23-9).
March 9, 1988
Westmont College defeated top-seeded Biola, 72-57, in the finals of the NAIA District 3 basketball tournament Tuesday night at Whittier College to advance to the national NAIA tournament, which starts March 16 at Kansas City, Mo. The Warriors, who beat Biola, 58-56, two weeks ago to earn a split of the regular-season series, improved their record to 23-8. The Eagles, who will play in the National Christian College Tournament starting Thursday, are 28-4.
February 17, 1988
Westmont College took over a tight game in the final five minutes Tuesday night to defeat Southern California College, 85-74, in a Golden State Athletic Conference men's basketball game at Southern California College. The victory moves Westmont (17-8, 8-3) into first place, a game ahead of Southern California (14-13, 7-4). Mike Kelly, formerly of Mater Dei High School and Orange Coast College, had 5 rebounds and 6 points in the final five minutes and Curt Anders added 6 points in that time.
February 16, 1988
Southern California College men's basketball team will play host to Westmont College at 7:30 tonight in a battle for first place in the Golden State Athletic Conference in Costa Mesa. Both teams are 7-3 in the conference and feature several former Orange County prep players. Westmont (16-8) is led by 6-foot 6-inch forward Mike Kelly, a former Mater Dei High School star who is averaging 15.2 points per game.
February 10, 1988 |
Mike Kelley plays forward for Westmont College the same way that boxer Mike Tyson works an opponent on the ropes--he never stops his onslaught. Subtlety is not a strong suit of the muscular 6-foot, 5-inch, 210-pound Kelley. Given a choice, he would rather run over a defender than go around him. Kelley ran over a few Cal Lutheran players on Tuesday night while leading a Westmont first-half rally in which the Warriors outscored the Kingsmen, 27-10, in a span of 13 minutes, 44 seconds.
December 2, 1987 |
Loyola Marymount University's basketball team, coming off a tough loss at St. John's, should find the going easier when the Lions open at home at 7:30 tonight against Westmont College of Santa Barbara, a member of the National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics. The Lions are 1-1 after opening in the Lapchick Tournament at St. John's, where they easily defeated Tennessee Tech but lost to the Redmen, 88-85. Westmont (2-1) has defeated The Master's and Sonoma State, and lost to Biola.
November 22, 1987
Westmont College defeated The Master's, 85-65, in an NAIA District III season opener for both teams Saturday at Westmont. The score was tied, 26-26, with five minutes left in the first half when Westmont went on a 16-6 run to take a 42-32 lead at the half. Westmont connected on 22 of 27 free throws while Master's made only 12 of 23. Rocky Shipes scored a team-high 21 points for Master's and Phil Hahn contributed 17.
November 10, 1987 |
Athletic department officials at Westmont College in Santa Barbara are calling last Saturday the best day in the school's history, and it would be difficult to dispute them. After all, it was a day on which the Warriors won District III championships in men's and women's cross-country and women's volleyball in the National Assn. for Intercollegiate Athletics, and moved within a game of the district title in men's soccer.