For its second game of the season, the Westminster women's basketball team traveled to Irvine, California, to play Concordia University Irvine, an NCAA Division II team and member of the PacWest Conference. The Griffins were better, shooting from the field and free throws, but they were unable to make up the difference of Concordia's 13 3-point shots, losing 67-59.
Five and a half minutes into the match, the Griffins held a three-point lead over the home team. The Eagles went on a 15-5 run, starting with three 3-point shots in a row, putting the Eagles in the lead to end the first period.
The Eagles began the second period with a 3-point shot to lead by 11 points. The Griffins cut the lead down to four, outscoring the Eagles, 9-2. A late push by Concordia pushed its lead back to 11 to end the half.
The Griffins outshot the Eagles in the second half and outscored their opposition, 16-15 in the third period and 14-12 in the fourth period. The Griffins shot 45.4 percent from the field and 100 percent, 8-for-8, from the free-throw line. The Griffins got within five points twice in the fourth period, but each time the Eagles answered immediately with a 3-point shot to halt a comeback.
Three Griffins finished with double-digit points. Hunter Grebs shot 5-for-6 from the field and shot 100 percent from the free-throw line, 3-for-3, and the 3-point arc, 1-for-1. Max Shelley scored three 3-pointers and finished the game with 12 points and one assist. Sydnee Taylor finished with 10 points, and Denise Gonzalez scored seven points and had six assists.
Westminster will play two games in Pueblo, Colorado, against Davenport on Nov. 17 and Northern State on Nov. 18.
Westminster is a private, independent, and comprehensive college in Salt Lake City, Utah. The intercollegiate athletics program is a provisional member of NCAA II and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC).