Pass-Happy Whit Women Romp Past Wolves
News Release Date:
Monday, January 24
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- Running its season record to 10-7, the Whitman College women's basketball team overwhelmed Walla Walla University 88-24 in a non-conference romp Monday night in Sherwood Center.
The loss dropped the outgunned Wolves to 3-19 on the season.
Whitman put on a passing clinic throughout the contest, making the extra pass (and then some) while collecting assists on 24 of its 34 baskets.
With Missionary coach Michelle Ferenz using her entire 13-player roster, first-year point guard Jazzmyne Ross was the only one who didn't score. Ross logged the most minutes (21) but took just two shots.
All 13 Missionaries were credited with at least one assist.
Tiffani Brewer, a first-year guard, had a perfect shooting night (4-4 fg, 2-2 3pt, 1-1 ft) and paced Whitman with 11 points.
Meghan White, a first-year center, added 10 points and five rebounds. Junior guard Jennifer Keyes, whose 10 points came in just 12 minutes on the floor, made all four of her field goal attempts, including a pair of 3-pointers.
Sophomore Kelly Peterson, who tallied the first four points of the game, finished with nine. Junior Anna Forge chipped in with eight points and five rebounds.
Whitman also got eight points and four rebounds from first-year forward Sarah Anderegg, seven points and seven boards from sophomore Mary Madden, and six points, five steals and three assists from Marah Alindogan, another of the first-year Missionaries.
Sierra King led Walla Walla with eight rebounds, four rebounds and two steals. The Wolves also got five points apiece from Heather McFadden and Katie Sulzle.
Whitman shot 53.1 percent (34-64) from the floor for the game while connecting on eight of its 14 attempts from the 3-point stripe. Counting 16 offensive rebounds, the Missionaries won the battle of the backboards 43-20.
Whitman took charge at the game's outset, making 10 of its first 15 shots from the floor, including four of its first five 3-point attempts. That equated to a 25-8 lead after the first eight minutes of play.
The Missionaries led 42-13 at intermission.
Whitman returns to Northwest Conference action this weekend when its hosts Lewis & Clark on Friday and Linfield on Saturday. Both games start at 6 p.m. in Sherwood Center with men's games to follow between the same set of schools.
The Whitman women's basketball program celebrates its annual "Bring A Girl" to the game night on Friday. Flyers are being distributed to students in schools in Walla Walla and College Place that are good for free admission for any family that brings a girl to the game.
A raffle is also planned for the women's game Friday, and two school teams from Walla Walla will scrimmage at halftime.
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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
509 527-5902; email@example.com