Warriors Outscore Whit BB Men 105-91
News Release Date:
Saturday, November 21
WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- After opening its season with five straight
losses, William Jessup bagged its second triumph in as many nights with
a 105-91 victory over Whitman College Saturday night in the final game of the Walla Walla Vineyard Inn/Bon Appetit Classic in Sherwood Center.
The Warriors, down 12-9 in the early going, took control of the first half with two separate runs, outscoring Whitman 19-0 during those stretches to build a 49-31 lead with just three minutes left before intermission. Tevin Hurd's 3-pointer in the closing seconds gave William Jessup a 54-39 halftime cushion.
After Whitman briefly closed to within 12 points early in the second half, the Warriors erupted for 16 straight points over a span of five minutes to grab a 70-42 advantage. The Missionaries narrowed the gap 82-63 with 8:36 left on the clock, and made a final push down the stretch.
Two free throws by Daniel Davidson with 4:32 remaining trimmed Whitman's deficit to 94-81, but William Jessup kept putting points on the scoreboard to finish off its win.
Hurd, one of five Warriors scoring in double digits, finished with a team-high 22 points. Jason Washington and Laurence Donelson added 14 points apiece, and Greg Giron and Lucas Dominque contributed 12 points each.
Davidson paced Whitman, now 1-2 on the season, with 22 points and nine rebounds. The Missionaries also got 19 points and six rebounds from Peter Clark, 16 points, five rebounds and four steals from Brandon Shaw, and 11 points from LuQuam Thompson. Justin Artis just missed double digits with a nine-point night.
Davidson made four of his six 3-point shots while Clark was five of 10 from long range.
Whitman harrassed William Jessup into 23 turnovers, but that wasn't enough to offset an otherwise effective offense that saw the Warriors shoot 65.2 percent from the floor for the game. The two sides battled to a 44-44 standoff on the backboards.
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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
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