[Jon Cunningham - For Shaw Media]
“We were able to spread their zone out a little bit, which helped,” Plaisier said. “We ran a couple different looks on it so we could try to isolate him in the post.
“We tried a little two-post action to try to get some of that size advantage down there.”
Orange was most effective when fellow 6-7 senior Nick Huisman was on the floor. Huisman contributed 10 points and seven rebounds to help free up Orange, who scored eight straight points in the third quarter and the first 11 of the fourth quarter.
Westmont led 35-32 late in the third quarter when Timothy went on a 19-0 run to seize control.
“We lost our poise in the second half,” Etheridge said. “First half our defense was pretty good and we did a good job on Orange.
“In the second half, the guys who were supposed to be rotating and fronting were a step slow the entire half and I don’t know why.”