Westminster women's basketball: Griffins announce 2013-14 schedule

By Josh Fisher

For the Deseret News

Published: Friday, Sept. 13 2013 7:50 a.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY – The Westminster College women’s basketball team unveiled the schedule for the upcoming 2013-14 season on Friday. Head coach Shelley Jarrard put together a slate of games that features 11 home games, including the Westminster Fall Classic in November.

The Griffins begin the new season with a home game against Mary (Neb.) on Oct. 30. After a trip to Provo for an exhibition game with BYU on Nov. 2, the Griffins are back in the Behnken Field House for the Fall Classic.

The annual event opens on Nov. 7, when the Griffins face defending NAIA National Champion Westmont (Calif.) in a rematch of the quarterfinal game from the 2013 national tournament. Westminster will then play College of Idaho on Nov. 8, with Montana Tech playing Westmont on Nov. 8 and C of I on Nov. 9.

Following the Fall Classic, Westminster will take to the road for its next eight games. The Griffins play a pair of teams from the Golden State Athletic Conference on Nov. 15-16. They visit Biola (Calif.) on the 15th, before traveling to Vanguard (Calif.) on the 16th.

Westminster will close November with a game at Southern Utah on the 23rd. Frontier Conference play begins early again this season as the Griffins visit Montana Western on Dec. 7. The following weekend has the Griffins traveling to Caldwell, Idaho, to play College of Idaho on Dec. 14.

The non-conference slate wraps up after Christmas when Westminster travels to Santa Clarita, Calif., to play in a tournament hosted by The Master’s (Calif.). The Griffins open against Hope International (Calif.) on Dec. 27, before facing The Master’s on Dec. 28.

The first full weekend of conference action starts with a trip to Carroll (Mont.) on Jan. 2, and a home game with Montana Tech on Jan. 4. Westminster will visit Great Falls (Mont.) on Jan. 10, and Montana State-Northern on Jan. 11.

Three straight home games start on Jan. 18, with Montana Western coming to Salt Lake City. Rocky Mountain (Mont.) visits on Jan. 23, with Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) coming the Behnken Field House on Jan. 25.

The Griffins make their first-ever trip to Dickinson State (N.D.) on Jan. 30, before traveling to Rocky Mountain on Feb. 1.

Hall of Fame Weekend opens a stretch of four straight home games and features Dickinson State on Feb. 6, and then Carroll on Feb. 8. Regular season home games conclude the following week as Great Falls visits on Feb. 13. Senior Night falls on Feb. 15, when the Griffins play MSU-Northern.

Regular season action comes to a close with a pair of road games at Lewis-Clark State on Feb. 20, and at Montana Tech on Feb. 22.

The Frontier Conference Tournament will feature the top six teams from the regular season standings and begins with a pair of quarterfinal games on Feb. 26. The two semi-final games will take place on Mar. 1 with the championship schedules for Mar. 4.

The 34th Annual NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship will be held in Frankfort, Ky., from Mar. 19-25. The Frankfort Convention Center is the site for all 31 games of the tournament.

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