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Kasey Gatson named top athlete

Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Kasey Gatson

Kasey Gatson

The Westminster women’s basketball team came back from a first half deficit to defeat Southwestern University 70-63 on Saturday in Tulsa, Okla.
“We’ve been emphasizing defense all year and tonight we were able to come back because of consistent defense,” said sophomore Kasey Gatson.
The Southwestern Pirates started the game with a 10-0 run before a layup by Gatson put a stop to it.
With six minutes left in the game, the Lady Blue Jays started their 15-0 run.
A 3-pointer from senior Leigh Ann Lutz gave the Lady Blue Jays their first lead of the game, and two free throws by Gatson put the Lady Blue Jays up by eight with 1:49 left on the clock, 64-56.
“It was a great team win and fun to be a part of,” commented Gatson, after leading the game with 18 points and going 6-6 from the foul line. She also tallied three assists. Congratulations to Kasey Gatson on being named Westminster’s Athlete of the Week! Gatson led the game with 18 points (tied with Mackenzie Haddox) and three assists. She went 6-for-6 on free throws in the final minutes. She tallied two rebounds and one steal in the game.