Lady Missionaries Notch Fifth Win with Road Victory of Colorado College
News Release Date:
Saturday, December 1
Spokane, WA -- Another stellar defensive effort and a hot shooting second half spurred the Lady Whits to their fifth win of the season, against only one loss, as they downed Colorado College last night 85 to 45 in Spokane – the victory marked the third road win of the early season for the Lady Missionaries.
Meghan White, Jr.
Whitman used a 21 to 1 run over an eight-minute stretch midway through the first half to break open a close game. Junior Meghan White (Jr., Huntington Bch, CA) sank 2 free throws with 3:53 left to go in the initial stanza to make it a 20-point advantage at 34 – 14. Prior to the blitz by the Lady Whits, the score had been knotted at 13 apiece.
Whitman would hold Colorado to only one more bucket the rest of the way while adding 10 more points of its own to enter the intermission with a 46 to 16 lead. Numerous layups were set up by steals on the defensive end – Whitman forced the Tigers into 26 turnovers for the game -- and the bench played a major role in creating the big first half lead, contributing 20 points.
In the second half, the script remained the same as the Lady Missionaries saw their lead grow to as many as 40 when junior Sarah Anderegg (Jr., Redmond, WA) made a layup with 16:15 remaining, and 42 when forward Heather Lovelace (So., McKinleyville, CA) drilled a jumper moments later. The teams traded baskets the rest of the way, Whitman seeing its lead never drop below 33 as it kept the Tigers at bay with 56 % shooting from the field – the Lady Whits converted 51 % for the game.
Ssrah Anderegg, Jr.
Whitman got another stellar offensive effort out of Anderegg who poured in 14, guard Heather Johns (So., W. Richland, WA) had 12, and forward White tossed in 11 along with 6 boards. Lovelace came off the bench to add 10. Johns, Mary Madden (Sr., Huntington Bch, CA) and Marah Alindogan (Jr., Everett, WA) all had 3 steals in the sterling defensive effort.
The Lady Whits, now, at 5 – 1 overall and 1 and 0 in conference, play another non-conference road game this Tuesday at Walla Walla University, tip-off at 7 pm.