MBK: Westmont falls short against San Bernardino

Five players scored in double figures for the Westmont men’s basketball team but it still wasn’t enough against a solid Cal State San Bernardino team as the Warriors fell 81-77 on Saturday night.

“Tonight we played the CCAA Champions from last year– one of the top Division II programs here in California,” Westmont coach John Moore said. “They have won the CCAA Championship nine of the last thirteen years. So, next to Cal Poly Pomona, they will be one of the top teams in CCAA this year.”

The Warriors played the Coyotes point for point in the first half, which ended in a 39-39 tie.

“We played two really tough opponents the last two games and I really liked the way that we responded tonight against a talented San Bernardino team,” explained Moore. “We ran a good offense. We hit 54 percent from the field. We had 24 assists and 12 turnovers, so a 2 to 1 ratio is a good indicator of the high level offensive play that we had. We got good play out of Cory Blau tonight. Britton Williams was 6-1 assist to turnovers, which is great. We also got good play out of Sean McDonnell, Sean Harman and Daniel Carlin.”

Blau led the Warriors with 25 points and five assists. Williams put 15 points on the board and had six assists with just one turnover. Senior center Daniel Carlin scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebound.