Women’s Basketball

11
Jan
2019

Warriors Pick Up Second Win of the Season Against University of St. Katherine

01/11/2018 – The Westcliff women’s basketball team gained its second win of the inaugural season against the University of St. Katherine’s Firebirds on their “Recruit Day” at MiraCosta College. The Warriors started the game with great momentum from the jump. Stretching the lead early and overpowering the Firebirds with their aggressive defense. They held USK to a low 19% from the field for the entire game and only allowed them to connect 3 shots from behind the arc. The Warriors shot the three ball very well, in the first half especially, and finished the game with a total of 12 threes. Every Warrior on the roster connected for at least one three pointer during the game. Point guard, Jordan Veal, accounted for her first double-double, and new school rebounding record, for the season. She had 13 points and 17 rebounds. Maili Fabius led the Warriors with 14 points for the game; a career high for her as well. Captain, Patty Tidwell, explained that the Warriors set out to win their second game of the season despite being down players. “We have been working toward this goal all week by being committed to getting better each day and establishing the expectation of...
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15
Dec
2018

Jordan Pierce Sets New Three Point Record in Redhawks Battle

12/15/2018 – The Westcliff Women’s Basketball team had one of their best showings of the year today against Simpson University. The Warriors scored the 2nd most points of the season, and Jordan Pierce managed to break her own 3 point shooting record, connecting for 9 total and scoring her new career high 27 points. The Warriors put on a strong performance for much of the game, and found themselves right on Simpson’s heels for three of the four quarters.  At half time, they surely felt as though they could still go on and win the game, only down 38-41. But Simpon found a burst in the 3rd quarter, as they surged past the Warriors leading at one point by 17; it would be all the cushion they needed to go on and win the game. The Warriors remained resilient, however, bouncing back to trade even blows, outscoring the Redhawks 20-17 in the fourth quarter. Simpson ultimately pulled out the win with a final score of 76-65. Two other Warriors finished in double digits alongside Jordan Pierce. Patty McClure-Tidwell added her season high 15 points. Champelle Kelly had her 10th double digit game this season, contributing 10 points in the game. The Warriors...
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03
Dec
2018

Westcliff Warriors Get First Win in School History

12/03/2018: The Westcliff Warriors inaugural season’s story continues. Westcliff women’s basketball pulled out a 69-58 win against University of St. Katherine to claim the first victory in school history.  The game was exciting for the Warriors from the beginning. Junior shooting guard, Jordan Pierce was 3 for 3 from the arc in the first 2 min of the game, giving Westcliff a 12-0 lead. She continued to fire off and finished the game with a new personal record and school record of 7 total three pointers. The score was 19-2 when the Firebirds made their first basket. During the third quarter, it looked like the Warriors might roll to a 20-point victory; outscoring the Firebirds 22-14 but the Firebirds put the brakes on that in the fourth quarter. Regardless of the late hustle from the Firebirds, it was not enough to close out the game. Jordan Pierce, finished with a team-high 24 points. Champelle Kelly and Alyssa Starr finished with 10 and 12 points respectively. “One of the big things we said in between the third and fourth quarter when they had a spark and momentum change was to remember our composure and our poise,” Coach Patty said. “That has...
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26
Oct
2018

Warriors Launch Inaugural Season

10/26/2018 – The Westcliff Warriors women’s basketball team opened their inaugural season at Hope International University on Thursday, Oct. 25th, 2018. The Warriors and HIU Royals co-hosted a Thursday through Sunday classic to launch the 2018-2019 season. The participating schools consisted of Hope International, Cal Miramar, CSU Maritime, Life Pacific College and Westcliff. The Warriors played their first game against visiting Cal. State University Maritime. It was the first of a tough 31-game schedule for the Warriors’ inaugural season.  The night was full of many firsts in program history. The Warriors first ever starting line up consisted of Andreace Tate, Jordan Pierce, Maili Fabius, Jaquel Quest and Patty McClure. Jordan Pierce scored the first points and first three pointer of Westcliff University women’s basketball program history. Simone Hall and Champelle Kelly were the first leading rebounders. Jordan Pierce was the first Warrior to finish in double digits, 17 points total, and shot 50% from the three point line (5 for 10). 6’1″ Jaquel Quest was 2 for 3 (67%) from the three point line for the night and Jordan Veal was 1 for 2. The Warriors made a total of 9 three pointers.  Mia Jones led the Warriors in steals (3)....
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12
Jun
2018

Westcliff Introduces Women’s Basketball Head Coach

06/12/2018 – Westcliff University in Irvine has hired Patty Medina as its head women’s basketball coach to lead the inaugural Warriors team that will begin play in the fall of 2018. Medina spent the last two years at Bethesda University as a head coach, where she was named NCCAA Coach of the Year both seasons and has also been the associate head coach at the junior college level for many years. “It’s a privilege and honor to be a part of the Westcliff Athletics Department, and to have the opportunity to build the first women’s basketball program in Westcliff history,” said Medina. “I’m excited for our university, and also for our community as a whole, to have the chance to embrace our women’s basketball team.” This is Medina’s second head coaching job. Medina’s experience will be paramount in building the Warriors’ first-ever women’s team. “Our main focus for this coming year will be to lay the necessary foundation to build a successful program,” Medina said. “We’ll be working hard to recruit a team of intelligent, talented young women who will excel not only in the classroom and on the basketball court, but in the community as well.” “I’m delighted to...
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