Westmont beats Lee University 71-65 to claim NAIA Division I national championship

Westmont beats Lee University 71-65 to claim NAIA Division I national championship

March 19th, 2013 by Gene Henley in Local - Breaking News

Lee University's Hollie German drives against Westmont of California Tuesday during the NAIA Division I tournament championship game in Frankfort, Ky. Contributed photo by Marvin Young

FRANKFORT, Ky. - The Westmont women's basketball team had a big 13-2 second-half run to pull away from Lee University and claim the NAIA Division I national championship 71-65.

Hollie German led the Lady Flames (34-3) with 27 points, while Jenna Adams had 19 points and seven rebounds.

Tugce Canitez and Kelsie Sampson each finished with 25 points for the Lady Warriors (30-4), with Canitez added 20 rebounds and three assists. Esther Lee added 12 points.

For full story, read Wednesday's Times Free Press.