Friday, January 29, 2010

Over the Weekend

We had a great weekend (A few weekends ago) and wanted to share with everyone

New Board
Kelsey and I at Brighton

Martha after losing her board off the cliff.... and sliding down after it.
Weston preparing for the Jazz Game.... He's always like this

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Keeping up with the Griffins

January 21st

SALT LAKE CITY – There is just something about a Westminster versus Carroll men’s basketball game that provides the drama. After winning with a layup at the buzzer in last season’s Frontier Conference Semi-Finals, No. 13 Westminster (14-5, 4-1) held on for a 62-58 win in the first meeting of the 2010 Frontier Conference season on Thursday night in the Behnken Field House.The College Fanz Sports Network NAIA Game of the Week featured four ties and nine lead changes, including the final lead change with 3:47 remaining in the game when Tanner Gregory hit a hook shot in the lane to put Westminster on top 57-56. That basket snapped a 7-0 run by Carroll (8-10, 1-3) and preceded a 3-pointer from Blair Prowse, his sixth of the game, that out the Griffins up four and for good.“We need to protect home court,” head coach Tommy Connor said. “We knew it was going to be a game like this because with Carroll it always is.”Westminster carried a 34-28 lead into the intermission behind 46.4% shooting in the opening half. For the game, Westminster shot 44.9% while limiting Carroll to just 37.7%. Westminster used its Princeton offense to get several layups that led to a 28-18 advantage in points in the paint. The Griffins also took advantage of 13 Carroll turnovers by turning them into 14 points. Westminster recorded 17 assists on 22 field goals.“We potentially lost the game by missing free throws,” Connor noted of his team going 2-of4 from the foul line in the final minute. “You just need to have one more than them and we did tonight and we feel good about the win.”Prowse finished with a game high 26 points on 7-of-14 shooting. He started the game 4-of-5, all from three, and twice converted 4-point plays in the game. It was the first game for Prowse with a face guard after breaking his nose against Montana Western on January 16.“He has a mask that he can’t see out of,” Connor commented of the face guard worn by Prowse. “He can’t even see out of the thing, but tonight he found a way to make shots so we will keep him in it.”Ben Walker was the only other Griffin in double figures with 10 points. Jeramie Hopson had eight points and six rebounds while Weston Anderson finished with eight points and four assists. Michale Stockton recorded four points, six rebounds, and three assists off the bench.Andy Garland led Carroll with 26 points and 15 rebounds. Chris Medina contributed 13 points and two assists. The Saints forced 13 Westminster turnovers and blocked five shots.Westminster is back in action on Saturday, January 23 when they host defending NAIA National Champion Rocky Mountain College. The action begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Behnken Field House

January 23

SALT LAKE CITY – The Westminster men’s basketball team moved into sole possession of first place in the Frontier Conference with a 59-51 win over Rocky Mountain College on Saturday night in the Behnken Field House.No. 13 Westminster (15-5, 5-1) was tied with Rocky (9-11, 4-1) with 12 minutes to play before using an 11-2 run to run the lead to nine with six minutes to play. Westminster went 3-of-5 from the foul line in the final minutes, but Rocky couldn’t get closer that five.“This is a really great win,” head coach Tommy Connor said after the game. “Rocky is a really great team and I thought we really guarded well and our defense stepped up and won the game for us.”Westminster shot just 42.3% from the field but took advantage of 17 Rocky turnovers that resulted in 14 Westminster points. The Griffins also held Rocky to 33.3% shooting and just 7-of-23 from beyond the arc. Westminster committed just 11 turnovers and had 18 assists on 22 baskets. They also controlled the paint and finished with a 32-18 advantage in that department.“We had some guys step up and hit some big shots,” Connor commented. “Jeramie (Hopson) hit some really big threes and we handled the press much better in the second half.”Blair Prowse finished with a game-high 15 points and three steals. His dunk on a feed from Michael Stockton capped the second half run that put the game away. Jeramie Hopson had a nice night with 14 points and a team high seven rebounds. Weston Anderson finished with 10 points, six rebounds, and four assists. The griffins got big minutes off the bench from Tanner Gregory who finished with eight points and four rebounds.“Tanner is just solid,” Connor said of his sophomore forward. “I can trust him defensively and rebounding and he gave us all the solid little things we needed.”Rocky played most of the game with its second leading scorer Anthony Allen. He went down with a knee injury midway through the opening half, but had five points and five rebounds to that point. Nate Richardson led Rocky with 14 points and five assists. EJ Ross added 10 points and four rebounds.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

December Remembering

So I pretty much haven't done anything for December so I am going to make one big blog about it!
First off we went to Vegas to watch Weston and the Griffins Play Ball. They ended up winning both games.

Mark, Jaron and I in line for the rollercoaster

Enjoying the art

Bellagio at night

Friend Christmas Party. So good to see everyone and congrats to all the ones who are expecting. We had a pretty good time catching up and exchanging gifts. It was a big surprise that we all found time to get together after so long. And Niesha even found the house after being lost for 45 minutes

On Christmas Eve we spent the day with the Riet family. I got to know Brendall's pet lizard who kept staring at me like it was going to kill me

.Rocking out
Grandma and Grandpa Riet trying to figure out what is so fun about Rock Band
Jeff playing the tough guy
Me and My Aunt Kimmie!

After going to the Riet's we stopped by Grandma and Grandpa Anderson's house and spent Christmas Eve night with them (Mom and Dad Anderson)

Kenzie and Jaron
Grandma and Grandpa Anderson (Nicest people you will ever meet!)

It was our first Christmas morning together and we had a fabulous time. Weston was spoiled with lots of new things to wear and the only thing that he really wanted.... COMCAST
New purple Vans

I happened to get the only thing that I really needed.... A heat dish. I also got a new snowboard! Now I just have to get up there.
Libby spent Christmas Eve night and Christmas day with us

Our first stop was Grandma Riet's house Christmas morning

Mom Opening presents

Afterwards we stopped by the Anderson's
Vicki loving her chapstick
Us both getting gifts that would lead up to our new grill that we received. Now Wes will feel really manly!

Mark and Jaron
Mom and daughter

Next it was 2 hours down to Sanpete to Visit the Jensen Family. Hayden got a Spongebob puzzle that we all had to put together

Boys opening our gifts
Wendy in her new glider that we got her.

Christmas was super bueno this year. The next day we went to Delta and spent the day with Wendy Jo's family. As much fun as we had we were both pretty tired afterward but both know how lucky we are to have so many that love us.