The Golden State Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament seeding took until the final week of the regular season to be determined. Vanguard earned the women's regular season championship and is the top-seeded team in the women's bracket. The Lions edged out Westmont last night in a battle of GSAC powerhouses. Biola is in that powerhouse conversation as well. The Eagles beat both Vanguard and Westmont in the second half of the season by a combine 33 points.

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Chris Senna rolling up a birdie on Tuesday.

Phoenix, AZ- Not too often can a golf team claim home course advantage but that was the case on Tuesday as Arizona Christian stormed back from four back headed into the final round to win their own ACU Spring Invitational by three.  Junior Chris Senna claimed second while Junior Nick Norton tied for third.

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COSTA MESA, Calif.- The Vanguard University Lions (7-20, 5-10) had a lot to think about, making the long journey home after a fourth consecutive loss at the hands of Arizona Christian. Waiting for the Lions, were the 16th ranked Westmont College Warriors (22-6, 10-5), who handed the Lions their first loss in their four game losing streak. Stopping the skid looked like a truly daunting task on paper, but the Pride upset the odds by comfortably defeating the Warriors 87-72. Teslim Idris (SR/London, England) led the way for the Lions, scoring 19 points on the night.

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COSTA MESA, Calif.- Back home following their victory against Arizona Christian, the third ranked Vanguard University Lions (26-2, 14-1) hosted the sixth ranked Westmont College Warriors (23-4, 12-3). The last time that these two GSAC powerhouses met, the Lions pulled off an upset in what was the biggest game of their season. This time, the Pride played as the favorites, with the GSAC conference championship waiting for them if they emerged victorious. In a closely fought battle that tested both teams to their very limits, the Blue and Gold prevailed in the end, winning 43-40 to be crowned GSAC conference champions.

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Chris Senna rolling up a birdie on Tuesday.
 
Player of the Week
Player of the Week
Women's Basketball
Player of the Week
Aysia Shellmire
Westmont College
Over two games, Shellmire recorded 43 points and 18 rebounds in 52 minutes of play. She posted a field goal percentage of .769 (10 of 13) against William Jessup. Shellmire moved within four points of tying the Westmont career scoring record (Shellmire currently has 1,383 career points). The senior ranks second in the GSAC in field goal percentage (.588), fourth in scoring (14.9 per game) and second in offensive rebounds (3.8 per game).
Player of the Week
Baseball
Player of the Week
Trai Patrick
Vanguard University
Patrick tallied nine hits in 14 chances, adding three walks on the week as well. The senior third baseman also recorded five RB's and four extra base hits. He was instrumental in the Lions besting The Master's 2-1 in the 3-game series.
Player of the Week
Men's Basketball
Player of the Week
Patson Siame
Arizona Christian University
Patson Siame averaged a double-double last week. On Tuesday, he produced 13 points and 9 rebounds in the 63-62 upset win over GASC-leading No. 10-ranked Hope International. On Saturday, he was on beast on the boards against Vanguard as he pulled down 21 rebounds, the highest total in the GSAC and tied for second best in the NAIA this season. He also scored 19 points and produced four blocks in the 88-81 overtime win over the Lions to keep Arizona Christian in the GSAC playoff hunt.
Player of the Week
Baseball
Pitcher of the Week
Jerry Quemada
San Diego Christian College
Jerry Quemada threw six innings for San Diego Christian in the 10-5 win over Hope International. The freshman allowed six hits and four runs on four strikeouts. The Hawks went 1-0 on the week as the rest of the games were postponed due to weather conditions.
Aysia ShellmireTrai PatrickPatson SiameJerry Quemada
Standings
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Rankings
Show rankings for 2016-17
Rankings as of Nov. 9, 2016
1British Columbia
2St. Francis (IL)
3Southern Oregon
4Marian University
5The Master's University
6College of Idaho
6Albertson (ID)
7Bacone College
8Westmont College
9Missouri Valley
10Shawnee State (OH)
12Biola University
RVVanguard University
Rankings as of Nov. 9, 2016
1Northwest Christian (OR)
2Biola University
3British Columbia
4Oklahoma City (OK)
5Aquinas (MI)
6The Master's University
7College of Idaho
7Albertson (ID)
8SCAD Atlanta (GA)
9Milligan College
10Shawnee State (OH)
10Oregon Tech
15Westmont College
RVArizona Christian University
Rankings as of Dec. 7, 2016
1Hastings (NE)
2Rio Grande (OH)
3Davenport (MI)
4Grand View (IA)
5Northwestern Ohio
6West Virginia Tech
6West Virginia Tech
6Institute of Technology West Virginia Un
7Union (KY)
8Oklahoma Wesleyan
9William Carey (MS)
10MidAmerica Nazarene (KS)
22Menlo College
RVWestmont College
RVVanguard University
Rankings as of Dec. 7, 2016
1Northwestern Ohio
2Spring Arbor (MI)
3Baker (KS)
4Vanguard University
5Northwest (WA)
6Benedictine (KS)
7Lindsey Wilson (KY)
8Columbia (MO)
8Keiser University
10William Carey (MS)
12Westmont College
16Biola University
Rankings as of Dec. 7, 2016
1Hastings (NE)
2Dordt (IA)
3Midland (NE)
4Park (MO)
5Lindsey Wilson (KY)
6Eastern Oregon
7Westmont College
8Columbia (MO)
9Viterbo (WI)
10Grand View (IA)
14Biola University
Rankings as of Feb. 15, 2017
1Louisiana State-Alexandria
2William Penn (IA)
3Columbia (MO)
4Biola University
5Dalton State GA
6Georgetown (KY)
7Dillard
8Carroll (MT)
9Cumberlands (KY)
10Hope International University
16Westmont College
18The Master's University
RVWilliam Jessup University
Rankings as of Feb. 15, 2017
1Freed-Hardeman (TN)
2Lindsey Wilson (KY)
3Vanguard University
4Lewis-Clark State (ID)
5Shawnee State (OH)
6Westmont College
7Oklahoma City (OK)
8Baker (KS)
9Campbellsville (KY)
10Lyon (AR)
17Biola University
21The Master's University
Rankings as of Nov. 9, 2016
1Lewis-Clark State (ID)
2Faulkner (AL)
3Bellevue (NE)
4Tennessee Wesleyan
5Georgia Gwinnett
6Lindsey Wilson (KY)
7Science and Arts (OK)
8Westmont College
9Missouri Baptist
10Tabor (KS)
11The Master's University
20Vanguard University
Rankings as of Nov. 9, 2016
1Oklahoma City (OK)
2Texas Wesleyan
3Dalton State GA
4British Columbia
5Wayland Baptist (TX)
6Keiser University
7Victoria (BC)
8Johnson & Wales (FL)
9Grand View (IA)
10Northwestern Ohio
17Arizona Christian University
RVThe Master's University
Rankings as of Nov. 9, 2016
1SCAD Savannah (GA)
2Oklahoma City (OK)
3Dalton State GA
4Keiser University
5Cumberlands (KY)
6University of South Carolina - Beaufort
7British Columbia
8William Carey (MS)
9SCAD Atlanta (GA)
10Embry-Riddle (AZ)
Rankings as of Jan. 18, 2017
1Oklahoma City (OK)
2St. Xavier (IL)
3Southeastern (FL)
4St. Gregory's (OK)
5Williams Baptist (AR)
6Simpson
7Marian University
8Lindsey Wilson (KY)
9Morningside (IA)
10William Carey (MS)
25San Diego Christian College
RVArizona Christian University
Rankings as of Feb. 15, 2017
1Georgia Gwinnett
2Xavier (LA)
3Keiser University
4Lindsey Wilson (KY)
5Northwestern Ohio
6Coastal Georgia
7William Carey (MS)
8Arizona Christian University
9Cardinal Stritch (WI)
10Westmont College
13San Diego Christian College
24Biola University
Rankings as of Feb. 15, 2017
1Georgia Gwinnett
2Lindsey Wilson (KY)
3SCAD Savannah (GA)
4Brenau (GA)
5Cardinal Stritch (WI)
6William Woods (MO)
7Indiana Wesleyan
8Middle Georgia State College
9Keiser University
10Davenport (MI)
13San Diego Christian College
17Arizona Christian University
RVWestmont College