Westminster up to the challenge
Griffins women recently knock off NAIA No. 10 Lewis-Clark State in one of school's biggest wins
The Salt Lake Tribune
By George Artsitas
February 21, 2008
Let's make one thing clear: The Westminster women's basketball team is scared of no opponent.
If there was any question, it was answered by the shellacking the Griffins issued tenth-ranked Lewis-Clark State two weeks ago. Westminster handed the Frontier Conference leaders an impressive 68-55 loss. The Griffins can credit a lot of that victory to senior captain Kelsi Olsen's career-high 28 point effort and the experience and leadership they put out on the floor.
The loss the Griffins handed L-C State is especially important because of the conference implications involved. With the win, Westminster snapped the Warriors' streak of 21 conference wins. The Griffin also broke Lewis-Clark's six-game home court winning streak and halted their nine-game winning streak overall.
The Griffins attribute a lot of the victory to their ability to run a transition defense and execution on the rebounding end. Although it's only their third win in 21 attempts against Lewis-Clark State, coach J.D. Gustin said it's, "one of the biggest wins in our program's history," and Olsen is ecstatic to be the primary component in that history.