Sam Orchard and Dayon Goodman combined for 47 points, leading the Griffins to victory, 75-67, over Regis (12-4, 6-4 RMAC). The Griffins are 9-1 at home and improve to 12-2 overall and 8-2 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
The Griffins started the game with an 8-0 run, getting points from Goodman, Quincy Bair and Scott Cook. In a little more than two minutes, six 3-pointers in a row were made in the middle of half, three from each team. Orchard scored the final nine points of the half for Westminster, sending the team into the locker room with a 10-point lead, 36-26.
Goodman began the second half making a free throw, followed by two 3-pointers and a jumper from Orchard to give the Griffins a 15-point lead, the largest lead of the game. Regis would chip away at the Griffin lead but could never get the lead less than four points. Orchard, Goodman and Tanner Newbold went 12-of-12 from the free-throw line in the final two minutes of the game to defeat the Rangers, 75-67.
The team was 44.9 percent from the field, made 7-of-16 from 3-point range and shot 80.0 percent from the free-throw line, 26 of the 30 attempts coming in the second half.
Orchard led the team in scoring with 25 points, going 9-of-10 from the charity stripe and shooting 6-of-10 from the field and making four 3-pointers.
Goodman had a double-double, scoring 22 points and pulling down 15 rebounds.
Newbold scored nine points and was perfect from the line on six attempts, all at the end of the game.
The Griffins play Chadron State on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online and at the door prior to the game. The game can be watched on the RMAC network or followed via live stats.
Eric Stephens is the Director of Athletic Communications and Events for Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Westminster is a provisional member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference at the NCAA Division II level.