Westmont has too many weapons for Sunbirds

Westmont showed its a deep arsenal of weaponry on Tuesday night in Murchison Gymnasium, as five Warriors scored in double figures in 69-59 win over Fresno Pacific in a Golden State Athletic Conference game.

No. 24 Westmont improves to 13-4 overall and 5-4 in conference play. The Sunbirds fell to 7-12 and 0-9 in GSAC play.

The Warriors artillery included Angel Blanco who scored 16 points and pulled down four rebounds and Katie Kittle who scored 14 points, collected seven rebounds, swiped seven steals and contributed three assists. Lisa Peterson celebrated her birthday with 13 points and eight rebounds. Vanessa Farias and Elizabeth Evancoe rounded out the double-digit scoring platoon with 10 points each.

“Katie did a little bit of everything for us out there today,” said Westmont head coach Kristen Moore, “it was great to see. Our point guards did an excellent job on the defensive end.”

The Warriors started the game on a 10-2 run which culminated with a three-pointer by Farias. By halftime, however, the Sunbirds had cut the deficit to just four points (31-27).

Westmont started the second half on a 9-0 run, consisting of a couple of jumpers by Blanco, a three-points bucket by Evancoe and a jumper by Peterson. By the time seven minutes had ticked off the second-half clock, the Warriors had built a 16-point advantage (52-36).

The Sunbirds would creep to within six points of the Warriors with 8:44 to play, but would get no closer.