Westmont Men’s Basketball (4-0) won their four in a row to open the season on Friday, after a 94-58 win in favor of the Pacific Union Pioneers (0-2). For the Warriors, the game was the first of four on a two-week road trip, before the club heads home for their GSAC opener on November 17.
“I was really proud of our guys playing in their first away game,” said Westmont head coach Landon Boucher. “After being on our home court for three games, we were able to manage a long road trip, and a couple long drives on the way to this one.
“We came out with a lot of energy and a lot of intensity. Sometimes, that can be tough to do for a new team that’s still trying to find their identity. I was really proud of the fact that we didn’t have just a first half or a second half, but a strong 40 minutes of basketball.”
Five Warriors scored in double figures, including both Anthony McIntyre and Zeke Viuhkola, who each scored a game-high 17 points. Behind them, Drew Ramirez scored 15 points, and Jalen Townsell and Cade Roth each added 10 of their own.
“Zeke came in at the 16:00 minute mark and played some really nice minutes,” added Boucher. “I believe he had 10 points in the first half alone, again making an immediate impact.
“Brycyn Gossett, who hadn’t played much the first-three games, had a great game as well. He came in during the first half, had four points, and really locked it down for us defensively. When Brycyn came in, he had the lead go from 12 or 14 up to 20 by halftime.
“Anthony and Amir Davis had nice offensive games as well. Some of our best basketball is played when Amir is attacking offensively, and during the second half he was really aggressive. He not only scored, but also found several guys for open shots.”
The Warriors are right back at it on Saturday when they play Cal Maritime in Vallejo at 3:00 p.m.
“It’s going to be a quick turnaround,” noted Boucher. “Cal Maritime is coming off some really close losses and they’re a well-coached, talented team. It’s going to be a challenging game against the best team we’ve seen so far.
“I hope we can get our guys’ energy back to where it was today, and we can have another good game with the same intensity.”
Next weekend, the Warriors’ road trip continues with a pair of games in Oregon. First, on November 11, Westmont will play Corban (Ore.) at 7:30 p.m. before taking on Pacific on November 12 at 3:00 p.m.
Links to live coverage for the remainder of the road trip will be available on the Westmont Athletics website.