No. 4 UW-Whitewater Rolls Over Whits

News Release Date:
Friday, November 21

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, ranked No. 4 in one NCAA Div. III national preseason roll, upped its record to 3-0 Friday night with a 90-63 victory over Whitman College at the Lewis & Clark Classic in Portland, Ore.

Jordan Wheeler

The loss was Whitman's first game of the season. 

Jordan Wheeler, a junior guard, led the Missionary offense with 16 points. He was five of 10 from the floor and six of seven from the free throw line.

Brandon Shaw, a freshman guard, added 14 points and six rebounds. Senior Chris Faidley with 11 points was the only other Missionary in double figures. He canned three of his five shots from the 3-point line.

Graham Brewer, Whitman's 6-foot-9 junior post, scored a pair of inside buckets to give the Missionaries early leads of 5-3 and 7-6. After the Warhawks answered with eight straight points, Faidley nailed a pair of 3-pointers to keep Whitman close.

The Missionaries trailed by just four points, 16-12, at 15:38 mark of the first half, but Wisconsin-Whitewater tallied the next 13 points to lead 29-12 midway through the half. The Warhawks led 47-25 at the break.  

UW-Whitewater's Matt Goodwin, a senior guard who earned All-American honors a year ago, paced the Warhawks with 25 points. Goodwin was the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year last season, and the Warhawks are the defending WIAC champions.

Whitman plays its second game of the season on Saturday, facing Cal State East Bay at 6 p.m. in the Lewis & Clark gym.

Cal State East Bay lost 86-78 Friday night to Lewis & Clark.

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CONTACT: Dave Holden
Sports Information Director
Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.
509 527-5902; holden@whitman.edu