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Griffins stretch record to 7-1

A night after Westminster watched Lubbock Christian score 66 points on 47 percent shooting against Albertson College, the Griffins completely shut down the Chapparals as they improved to 7-1 with a 65-49 victory Saturday.

The game marked the last men's basketball game to be held in Payne Gymnasium's 77-year history with the opening of the new Health and Wellness Activities Center coming in January 2006.

Lubbock Christian, 1-4, struggled to score all night as it was held to 39 percent shooting, including 25 percent from 3-point range. Meanwhile, the Griffins were led by 15 points from Brandon Sholly and 14 points and five rebounds from Nick Booth. Nick Buroker added 12 points off the bench while Danny Reeder returned from a one-game absence to dish out eight assists compared to only three turnovers.

Westminster is currently ranked No. 17 in the latest NAIA Div. I National Polls and will travel to Nampa, Idaho, next weekend to play NCAA Div. II oppenent Northwest Nazarene University on Dec. 3.