MBK: Westmont overtaken down the stretch

Westmont missed some shots down the stretch and came up short against Cal State Dominguez Hills, 73-65, in a nonconference men’s basketball game on Friday night in Carson.

“I think we played a nice game for a good portion of the time, we just couldn’t close the door,” Westmont coach John Moore said. “We had a few six- and eight-point leads, but I think our inexperience came back to haunt us. We had a couple of missed free throws and layups.”

The Warriors remained neck and neck with Dominguez Hills the entire time. The Warriors made 24 of their 54 total shots, while the Toros made 26 of their 54 total shots. Westmont was 7-18 from the three-point line and Dominguez Hills was 6-18.

The teams were tied 51-51 with just over six minutes left on the clock. it was during the final minutes that the Warriors had some missed opportunities that Dominguez Hills was able to capitalize on and pull away.

Sophomore guard Cory Blau had a standout performance on the court for Westmont, scoring a team high 21 points with six rebounds.

“He did a very fine job of being the most competitive player on the floor'” said Moore. “We have been playing high level, athletic teams with San Bernardino last week and Dominguez Hills tonight. Cory has consistently looked really comfortable out there and highly composed.”

Freshman guard Sean Harman finished the night with an impressive eight points and five assists.

“Sean was the other person I thought was a highlight of the game. With five assists, no turnovers and eight points, he played with great poise as a freshman. I thought he was outstanding as well,” Moore noted.

Westmont will be up north in Atherton next weekend where it will kick off a two-day tournament with a game against Menlo College on Friday.