Westminster Clinches Regular Season Title with Win over Blackburn
Athletic News - Basketball(W)
The Blue Jays win a third consecutive regular season conference title with a win over Blackburn College. Westminster moves to 13-1 in conference play and 14-9 in regular season.
A slow start to the game saw the Blue Jays down 23-6 with under nine minutes to play in the first half. The 17-point deficit marks the most the Blue Jays have been behind this season in conference play. A 16-4 run led by Junior Leigh Ann Lutz
(California, Mo. / California) with back to back three-pointers gave the Blue Jays some leverage and ended the half down only five. Lutz
finished with a game-high 27 points, including going 8-8 from the free throw line.
Senior Hannah Kloster
(Springfield, Mo. /Parkview) led the way for the Blue Jays in the second half, with two quick layups and a three-pointer at the 13 minute mark to put the deficit to only 1 point. Kloster
finished the game with 17 points. Two free throws by senior Laci Luff
(Pea Ridge Ark. / Pea Ridge) at just under 13 minutes gave the Blue Jays their first lead of the game. Luff
finished with 10 points and a team-high 6 rebounds. From that point on, the Blue Jays never looked back, winning the game in double-digits 72-59.
The Blue Jays look to continue their win streak next Friday in Louisville, Kentucky when they take on Spalding University at 6pm.