2013 GSAC Womens Basketball Tournament

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT RECAP

The NAIA's No. 8-ranked Vanguard held No. 3 Westmont scoreless over the final 5 minutes of play, and Esther Timmermans scored 6 of the game's final 7 points to lead the Lions to a 63-57 upset of regular-season champion Westmont in the championship game of the Golden State Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament at CU Arena on the campus of Concordia, Tuesday, March 5.

The victory is Vanguard's first in 3 meetings this year with Westmont, which had its 18-game GSAC winning streak snapped.More importantly, the victory gives the Lions the conference's automatic bid into next week's NAIA National Championship.

 All-GSAC guard Nicole Ballestero led Vanguard with a game-high 22 points, including 13 in the first half when the Lions scooted out to a 39-31 halftime lead.Timmermans was the only other Lion in double digits, tallying 14 points, including 6 in the final 5 minutes to clinch the victory.

Wesmtont rallied from 10 down in the second half and took its first lead since the early minutes of the game when All-American Tugce Canitez capped a 22-11 Warrior run with a lay-up that put Westmont up 55-54 with 9 minutes remaining.The team traded leads 3 more times until Timmermans gave Vanguard the lead for good at 58-57 with a lay-up with 5:06 left.

From there the Lion defense took over, forcing Westmont to miss its final 7 shots.The Warriors hurt themselves by missing 3 free throws as well.Timmermans, however, made 4 consecutive from the line, including a pair that gave Vanguard an insurmountable 62-57 lead with 41 seconds left in the game.

Canitez led Westmont with 19 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.Lee added 15 points, including 13 during the second-half run that got the Warriors back into the game.

With the victory Vanguard improves to 23-3.Despite having its record fall to 25-4, Westmont will receive an at-large bid into the NAIA tournament.The bracket will be announced in a free graphical selection show at 5:15 (Pacific time) at www.naia.org.  The NAIA Div. I Women's Basketball Championship will take place at Frankfort Convention Center in Frankfort, Kentucky, March 13-19.

GSAC Women's Tournament Bracket

Monday, February 25 - 7:30 pm tip times

#8 Arizona Christian 62 at #5 Concordia 84

#7 Hope International 61 at #6 Biola 63

 

Wednesday, February 27 - 7:30 pm tip times

#6 Biola 56 at #3 The Master's 51

#5 Concordia 74 at #4 San Diego Christian 84

 

Friday, March 1 - 7:30 pm tip times

#4 San Diego Christian 47 at #1 Westmont 62

#6 Biola 55 at #2 Vanguard 78

 

Tuesday, March 5 @ Concordia University, Irvine

Championship - 5:00 pm

#1 Westmont 57 vs. #2 Vanguard 63

televised by FOX College Sports

 

GSAC Tournament Ticket Prices

$10 Adults, $5 GSAC students and kids 18 and under, $8 Senior 62+

 
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Today
Men's Golf
(13)Arizona Christian
at Day 2 - Vikes Shootout (Cordova Bay Golf Course hosted by University of Victoria)
All Day
Today
Women's Golf
Menlo
at Day 2 - Sonoma State Fall Invite
All Day
Today
Women's Volleyball
Saint Katherine
at San Diego Christian
7:30 PM PT
at Santee Boys and Girls Club
Today
Men's Golf
(13)Arizona Christian
at Day 2 - Vikes Shootout (Cordova Bay Golf Course hosted by University of Victoria)
All Day
Today
Women's Golf
Menlo
at Day 2 - Sonoma State Fall Invite
All Day
Today
Women's Volleyball
Saint Katherine
at San Diego Christian
7:30 PM PT
at Santee Boys and Girls Club
Wednesday, Oct 18
Women's Volleyball
Menlo
at Saint Katherine
7:00 PM PT
Thursday, Oct 19
Men's Golf
Biola
at 36-hole scrimmage - played at Los Serranos Country Club
7:00 AM PT
Thursday, Oct 19
Men's Soccer
(RV)The Master's
at Menlo
1:30 PM PT
Thursday, Oct 19
Women's Soccer
San Diego Christian
at (6)Vanguard
1:30 PM PT
Thursday, Oct 19
Women's Soccer
(8)Westmont
at William Jessup
1:30 PM PT
Thursday, Oct 19
Men's Soccer
San Diego Christian
at (14)Vanguard
4:00 PM PT
Thursday, Oct 19
Men's Soccer
(RV)Westmont
at William Jessup
4:00 PM PT
Thursday, Oct 19
Women's Soccer
(9)The Master's
at Menlo
4:00 PM PT
Thursday, Oct 19
Women's Soccer
Hope International
at Arizona Christian
5:00 PM PT
Thursday, Oct 19
Women's Volleyball
The Master's
at Hope International
7:00 PM PT
Thursday, Oct 19
Women's Volleyball
William Jessup
at Arizona Christian
7:00 PM PT
Thursday, Oct 19
Women's Volleyball
Menlo
at San Diego Christian
7:00 PM PT
at Greenfield Middle School
Saturday, Oct 14
Women's Volleyball
Vanguard
1
at Hope International
3
Saturday, Oct 14
Women's Volleyball
Life Pacific
3
at Saint Katherine
1
Saturday, Oct 14
Men's Soccer
Arizona Christian
4
at San Diego Christian
1
Played at Cuyamaca College
Saturday, Oct 14
Women's Volleyball
Arizona Christian
3
at San Diego Christian
0
Played at Santee Boys and Girls Club
Saturday, Oct 14
Women's Volleyball
(6)Westmont
1
at (5)Park (MO)
3
Columbia Fall Classic (Columbia, MO)
Saturday, Oct 14
Men's Soccer
(14)Vanguard
1
at (RV)Hope International
0
Saturday, Oct 14
Men's Soccer
(RV)The Master's
1
at (RV)Westmont
2
Saturday, Oct 14
Women's Volleyball
Menlo
2
at William Jessup
3
Saturday, Oct 14
Men's Soccer
Menlo
1
at William Jessup
2
Saturday, Oct 14
Women's Soccer
Arizona Christian
5
at San Diego Christian
0
Played at Cuyamaca College
Saturday, Oct 14
Women's Soccer
(6)Vanguard
3
at Hope International
0
Saturday, Oct 14
Women's Soccer
(9)The Master's
2
at (8)Westmont
5
Saturday, Oct 14
Women's Soccer
Menlo
2
at William Jessup
0
Saturday, Oct 14
Women's Volleyball
The Master's
2
at (13)Columbia (MO)
3
Columbia Fall Classic (Columbia, MO)
Saturday, Oct 14
Men's Cross Country
Arizona Christian
at Vanguard Invitational
No Team Score
Under Armour
Duke's Huntington Beach
Standings