Westmont routs CS San Marcos, improves to 7-0

Westmont shot 52.7 percent from the floor and 41.7 percent from the free throw line on its way to an 82-59 women’s basketball win over Cal State San Marcos (3-5) on Saturday night in Murchison Gymnasium. The game was only the second played at home by the Warriors this season.

“It was nice to be back at home after a really nice road trip,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “We definitely had some home cooking going on in our shooting tonight, especially from the three-point line.”

Tugce Canitez collected 28 points in 27 minutes of play while going 10 for 15 from the floor. Esther Lee tallied 15 points, going five for six from the three-point line in the first half. Lee is 10 for 17 from three-point range in the last 10 games.

Dori Lansbach added another 12 points, making four of six from the floor including three of five from beyond the arc.

“People are starting to step up and find roles and fill roles we needed to be fill,” said Moore about her team. “We saw that tonight with Esther and Dori stepping up and hitting perimeter shots for us and balancing Tugce’s ability to score. That really opened up a huge lead for us.

“The other thing I was really pleased with was our willingness to share the ball. At some points I almost thought we were over passing with our unselfishness and willingness to get other people open shots. But that is why we shot a high percentage.”