Whitman College Men's Basketball

1995-96 Season -- Game Summaries

Friday, Nov. 17

Whitman 96, St. Martin's College 87, overtime

Sophomore sharp-shooter Dan Rough scored 31 points, hitting seven of 13 shots from 3-point range, to spark Whitman to a 94-87 season-opening victory over St. Martin's College on Friday, Nov. 17, in Sherwood Center. A year ago as a freshman, Rough hit 51 percent of his 3-point attempts to lead the nation (NAIA, Div. II) in 3-point accuracy.

Evan Jones added 24 points, making 11 of 12 shots from the floor, and grabbed 10 rebounds. Chris Mosley chipped in 18 points, eight assists and seven boards, while Alan Van Divort corralled a team-high 12 rebounds. Andrew Schillinger contributed 10 points and eight assists.

The game was tied 47-47 at halftime and 81-81 at the end of regulation. As a team, Whitman hit 10 of 20 3-point attempts and was 32 of 62 from the floor.

Friday, Nov. 24

Whitman 80, UC, Santa Cruz 77, overtime

Whitman began a two-day California road trip with its second straight overtime victory, edging the University of California at Santa Cruz 80-77. Whitman trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half and was down 40-36 at intermission. The game was tied at 73-73 at the end of regulation.

Chris Mosley made eight of 10 shots from the floor and paced a balanced Whitman offense with 18 points. As a team, Whitman shot 56 percent from the field, hitting 32 of 57 attempts, and outrebounded Santa Cruz 43-25.

Evan Jones collected a game-high 14 rebounds and was one of two Whitman players with 17 points. Dan Rough also hit for 17, which included three 3-pointers. Alan Van Divort contributed eight rebounds and eight points, while Andrew Schillinger added seven assists and six points.

Thursday, Jan. 4

Whitman 77, University of Puget Sound 67

With Dan Rough scoring 20 of his game-high 29 points in the second half, Whitman rallied from a first-half deficit to wrest a 77-67 non-conference victory from the University of Puget Sound on Thursday, Jan. 4, in Sherwood Center. Rough hit seven of 11 3-point attempts, one of which put Whitman back in front, 50-49, with 9:20 left to play in the game. UPS regained the lead at 55-53, but Whitman used a 23-8 run to break the game open down the stretch.

Evan Jones added 16 points for Whitman, and Andrew Schillinger had 12. Chris Mosley dished off eight assists and scored six points. Alan Van Divort also tallied six points while grabbing six rebounds and spearheading a tough second-half defensive effort. The victory improved Whitman's non-conference record to 5-4.

Tuesday, Jan. 16

Whitworth 78, Whitman 57

Down by 14 points at halftime, the Whitman men rallied midway through the second half to pull within five points, 48-43, on Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Spokane, Wash. But the Pirates got hot from the 3-point stripe and broke loose for a 78-57 Northwest Conference victory.

Whitman's Dan Rough sank four 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 20 points. Freshman Shannon Eddins added 14 points, and Alan Van Divort grabbed 12 rebounds while playing strong defense.

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 19-20

George Fox 93, Whitman 75
Pacific 79, Whitman 65

Pacific University buried its first five 3-point attempts and rolled to a 79-65 victory over the Whitman men on Saturday, Jan. 20, in Forest Grove, Oregon. Whitman also lost the previous night, 93-75, to George Fox College in Newburg, Oregon.

Dan Rough and Evan Jones each scored 15 points in the loss to Pacific. Chris Mosley had 11 points and eight rebounds. Mike Keyser also grabbed eight boards.

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 26-27

Lewis & Clark 79, Whitman 64
Pacific Lutheran 104, Whitman 85

The Whitman men dropped a pair of conference road games last weekend, falling to Lewis & Clark 79-64 on Friday, Jan. 26, and to Pacific Lutheran 104-85 on Saturday.

Whitman started strongly at Lewis & Clark, hitting 50 percent of their first-half shots to lead 37-31 at the break. Evan Jones led Whitman with 24 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots. Jones was nine of 13 from the floor. Dan Rough and Alan Van Divort added 12 and 11 points, respectively, and Andrew Schillinger contributed five assists.

Pacific Lutheran as a team shot 63 percent from the floor Saturday night to offset big games from Jones, who scored a season-high 36 points, and Rough, who had 26 points. Jones, who canned 14 of 19 shots from the field, also grabbed 10 rebounds. Rough hit four 3-pointers and all six of his free throws. Schillinger had seven assists, while Chris Mosley had 12 points, four assists and three steals.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 2-3

Whitman 72, Pacific 67
Whitman 68, George Fox 61

The Whitman men rallied from a pair of halftime deficits to take Northwest Conference victories from Pacific (72-67) on Friday, Feb. 2, and George Fox (68-61) on Saturday, Feb. 3. Both games were played in Sherwood Center.

Pacific led 38-34 at halftime in Friday's game and stretched its advantage to 50-42 with 12:12 left in the game. But the Missionaries reeled off 10 unanswered points to grab the lead, and the Boxers didn't score for nearly five minutes, finally hitting a free throw at the 7:16 mark.

With freshmen Shannon Eddins and Dan Rough hitting 3-pointers, Whitman pushed its lead to 62-56 with 5:15 left. Pacific's Sean Eaton converted one of two free throws with 3:02 to knot the score at 62-62. But Rough, who led all scorers with 19 points, answered with a layin and his fifth 3-point bomb of the game as Whitman pulled away.

Evan Jones added 16 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots against Pacific. Andrew Schillinger contributed 13 points, 10 assists and three steals while committing just one turnover. Whitman got a big boost off the bench from Eddins, who hit a pair of second-half 3-pointers to finish with 13 points and six rebounds.

Whitman also rallied from an early deficit Saturday night against George Fox. Trailing 42-34 at halftime, the Missionaries turned up the defensive pressure in the second half, holding the Bruins to just 19 points over the final 20 minutes. A 15-6 run gave Whitman a 49-48 lead with 12 minutes left to play, and Alan Van Divort's three-point play with five minutes remaining gave the Missionaries the lead for good at 58-57.

Jones had another solid game for Whitman, nailing eight of 10 shots from the floor and scoring 21 points. He also grabbed 11 rebounds and two steals, blocked two shots and dished off three assists. Chris Mosley had 14 points, six assists, four steals and four rebounds. Van Divort finished with nine points, five rebounds and four stels, while Eddins chipped in with 10 points. Rough scored 12 points to go with four rebounds and four assists.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

Whitworth 73, Whitman 70

The Whitman men gave conference-leading Whitworth all it could handle on Tuesday, Feb. 6, before dropping a 73-70 decision in the closing minutes at Sherwood Center. Whitworth led 41-33 at halftime, but the Missionaries opened the second half on a 15-6 scoring run to take 48-47 lead with 13:54 remaining. From there, the lead changed hands nine more times before the two teams deadlocked at 63-63 with 3:33 left to play.

Whitworth scored a pair of inside buckets to take a 67-63 lead at the 1:42 mark, but Whitman's Dan Rough answered with his sixth 3-pointer of the night to cut the margin to one point with 1:34 left. Whitworth finally escaped with the victory, however, after scoring off an offensive rebound and hitting four of six free throws.

Rough led all scorers with 30 points, one below his season high. He also had six rebounds and three steals. Rough, who led the nation (NAIA Div. II) in 3-point accuracy last season, leads the conference this season in 3-point baskets with 76. He sank his only two free throws of the night, and has now made 55 of 59 attempts on the season, which leads the NAIA Div. II.

Whitman also got 14 points and 10 rebounds off the bench from freshman Mike Keyser, while Evan Jones had 11 rebounds and four blocked shots, which increased his season total to 43 blocks in 20 games. Point guard Andrew Schillinger added to his conference lead in the assist category with 13. Alan Van Divort grabbed eight rebounds, helping the Missionaries outboard Whitworth 44-36.

Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 10-11

Linfield 103, Whitman 75
Willamette 87, Whitman 59

Following a 10-hour bus ride complicated by widespread flooding in the Northwest, the Whitman men struggled through a 103-87 loss on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon. Whitman also lost the next day, 87-59, at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Dan Rough paced the Whitman offense against Willamette with 15 points. Evan Jones and Chris Mosley added 13 and 10 points, respectively, and both players snared seven rebounds.

Jones hit eight of 11 shots from the floor and scored 20 points in the loss to Linfield. He also had six rebounds and two blocked shots. Mosley had 13 points and Rough 12. Alan Van Divort added nine points, while Andrew Schillinger had seven points and four steals.

Friday-Saturday, Feb. 16-17

Pacific Lutheran 85, Whitman 70
Lewis & Clark 82, Whitman 67

Despite a season-high 33 points from Dan Rough, Whitman dropped an 85-70 decision to Pacific Lutheran University on Fridy, Feb. 16, in Sherwood Center. On Saturday, Feb. 17, Whitman's Evan Jones scored 15 points, snared eight rebounds and blocked seven shots, but Lewis & Clark inched ahead by two points at halftime and then rolled to an 82-67 season- ending victory in Sherwood Center.

Alan Van Divort snared 10 rebounds and scored eight points aginst Lewis & Clark, and Chris Mosley and Mike Keyser added 10 points apiece. Rough managed just nine points in his final game of the season, although he hit a pair of 3-pointers to boost his season total to 90, tops in the conference. He also converted his only free throw of the night, extending his season mark at the line to 56 of 60 attempts (93.3 percent).

Rough has led the nation (NAIA Div. II) in free throw percentage for the past month, and he's in position to claim his second national statistical crown in as many seasons. He led the nation in 3-point percentage a year ago.

Rough nailed five 3-pointers in Friday's game against Pacific Lutheran. Jones added 19 points, a game-high 14 rebounds, five steals and one blocked shot. Point guard Andrew Schillinger had eight assists, adding to his conference- leading total.