MBK: Karczewski lifts Warriors in OT

In front of a packed Murchison Gym, the Westmont men’s basketball team pulled out a last minute 64-60 overtime win against rival Biola.

Senior Daniel Carlin paced Westmont with a team-high of 20 points and 11 rebounds.

“I thought our two seniors Daniel Carlin and Nate Marsing had a large impact on tonight” said coach John Moore. “Nate made five points in a row, including a big three late in the game. Daniel was 9-11 and had a double-double. I would give half of the game ball to each of those guys.”

Marsing ended with a total of eight points, five rebounds and a pat on the back for the most ferocious defense on the court.

While it was senior night, the overtime win seemingly rested on the shoulders of freshmen Jerry Karczewski. He made clutch play after clutch play in the five extra minutes of the game.

Karczewski scored all seven of his points in overtime — four of which were clutch free throws.

“He is a player who continues to not be moved by the conditions on the court. He knows what needs to be done, and when the game is on the line, Jerry knows exactly how to finish the job,” said Moore.

With this win, the Warriors wrap up regular season play with an overall record of 20-9, 12-4 in GSAC. The men will be hosting the first round of GSAC Tournament play this Thursday March 5 at 7:30 p.m.