Bob McLellan, Shooting Star
Hunter Krebs (center) gets above the Western State defender for a layup underneath the basket.

A nine-point lead at halftime grew into a 13-point win over the Western State Mountaineers (7-16, 4-13 RMAC). The women's basketball team improves to 10-6 in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and 11-9 overall.

Western State held the lead twice during the first four minutes of the game. Denise Gonzalez scored five points, starting a 13-4 run and giving the Griffins the lead permanently.

Westminster began the second quarter trading shots with the visitors and maintaining a three-point lead. Gonzalez and Krebs combined for eight points in an 8-2 run that extended the lead to nine points going into halftime.

The Griffin defense came up big to keep the third quarter even. Krebs blocked two shots, and Sydnee Taylor and Sicilee Williams each blocked a shot. The Griffins increased their lead to 10 going into the fourth quarter.

Krebs and Gonzalez each scored seven points in the fourth, and the team held the Mountaineers to 11, increasing the margin of victory by three, 58-45.

Krebs led the Griffin offense, scoring a career-high 24 points. Gonzalez contributed 17.

The Griffins put the work in defensively. Krebs blocked four shots and collected six rebounds. Williams pulled down seven rebounds, and Taylor grabbed six boards, blocked two shots and had one steal.

Westminster returns to the Behnken Fieldhouse on Saturday for its final home game of the season against Colorado Mesa. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The seniors will be honored at the end of the game.

Tickets can be purchased online and at the door prior to the game. The game will be broadcast on the RMAC Network with Mike Lageschulte providing the play-by-play. Live stats will be provided online.

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.