Stefanie Berberabe recorded a triple-double to lead the undefeated Westmont women’s basketball team to a 60-40 non-conference win over Westcliff on Saturday at Murchison Gym

Berberabe tallied 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to complete the third triple-double of her career and the fifth in program history as the Warriors improved to 11-0 on the season. She also had four steals.

“From the start of the game you could see that she was dialed in; she had five rebounds in the first quarter,” noted Westmont’s head coach Kirsten Moore. “Stef makes so much happen with her aggressiveness and her intelligence. What she does is remarkable.”

Junior forward Destiny Okonkwo led the Warriors in scoring, going seven of 11 from the floor on her way to a season-high 15 points and five rebounds.

“Destiny has been such an anchor for us on our defense,” said Moore. “I am super excited to see her playing with the confidence that she deserves to have on the offensive end. She was so aggressive and gave us an inside presence. She impacted the game on both ends of the floor tonight.”

Kate Goostrey contributed 10 points to Westmont’s cause, hitting a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter that enabled the maroon-clad Warriors to pull away from their namesake in blue.

Westmont held Westcliff to just four points in the fourth quarter.

Berberabe’s first career triple-double came just 10 months ago in the quarterfinals of the 2022 GSAC Championship when she recorded 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a game against San Diego Christian. Exactly one month ago (November 17), the senior guard produced her second triple-double with 11 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists against Arizona Christian.

With the win, Westmont heads into the Christmas break undefeated for the first time in program history.

 The Warriors will put their unbeaten record on the line on Thursday and Friday, December 29 and 30, when they host the Westmont Holiday Classic. At noon on Thursday, Westmont will play Southeastern of Lakeland, Florida (6-6). Then at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, the Warriors will take on the Eutectics of Health Sciences and Pharmacy from Saint Louis, Missouri (9-3). The tournament will be held concurrently with the 45th Tom Byron Classic hosted by Westmont Men’s Basketball.

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Barry Punzal, Sports Editor

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