Men's BB Rolls 90-67 to Open Canada Tour

News Release Date:
Monday, August 22, 2011

WALLA WALLA, Wash. -- The Whitman College men's basketball team opened its five-game swing through British Columbia with a 90-67 exhibition victory over Thompson Rivers University Monday night in Kamloops.

Peter Clark

Junior wing Peter Clark, who made six of 10 shots from the 3-point line, led a balanced Whitman attack with 20 points in 21 minutes on the floor.

Sophomore guard Josh Duckworth was six of 11 from the field, adding 15 points for a Missionary squad that led  27-11 after one quarter, 50-36 at halftime and 73-53 headed to the final quarter.

Josh Duckworth

Also scoring in double figures were sophomore forward Ryan Gilkey, who combined 12 points with six rebounds, and junior forward Ignas Pavilonis, who connected three times from 3-point range en route to 11 points.

Senior guard Brandon Shaw was all over the floor with nine points, seven assists, five rebounds and four steals. Senior forward David Michaels was good for eight points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Junior forward Drew Raher chipped in with nine points and six boards. Also playing for the Missionaries were sophomore guard Jordan Dickson, who had four of Whitman's 12 steals, and senior wing D.J. Wright, who pulled down five rebounds.

Sophomore guard LuQuam Thompson sat out the game with a mild hamstring.

"Great effort," Whitman coach Eric Bridgeland said.

Brandon Shaw

"Our guys came ready to play vs. a very young, tough Thompson Rivers team. We really shared the ball and made the extra pass all night long."

Chas Kok, a fifth-year forward from Lynden, Wash., paced Thompson Rivers with 17 points and 11 rebounds. The WolfPack, playing with nine new faces on a 13-man roster, also got nine points and seven rebounds from freshman forward Will Ondrik and nine points from junior guard Akeem Pierre.

Whitman hit nine of 20 3-point shots in building its first-half lead and outrebounded the home team 43-36.

Whitman, which doesn't start classes until late this month, continues its week-long tour with a game at 7 p.m. Tuesday against UBC-Okanagan in Kelowna.

For a blog Whitman players are updating during their Canada trip, please click here.

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

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