COLLEGE BASKETBALL - Warrior women edge Linn-Benton in overtime

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WALLA WALLA - Walla Walla Community College women's outscored Linn-Benton 6-3 in overtime for a 62-59 win in the Warrior Classic Tournament Saturday night.

The Warriors shot 4-of-6 from the line in OT and forward Stevie Humphries scored the only field goal with a bucket inside.

With their two best players fouled out two minutes into overtime, the Roadrunners came up with only three points.

Linn-Benton post Heidi Halemeier and outside shooter Sam Sanders took the bench with five fouls each.

Halemeier had 18 points and six rebounds.

Sanders had 14 points, including shooting 4-of-6 from 3-point land.

"Give credit to Linn-Benton for almost beating us," WWCC coach Bobbi Hazeltine said. "Even when they had trouble with all the fouls. We didn't have much of an answer on defense for Halemeier or Sanders."

CBC men edge Warriors

WALLA WALLA - Columbia Basin College took a 65-62 win over Walla Walla Community College Saturday at the Dietrich Dome in the Warrior Classic Tournament.

"Columbia Basin college outplayed us tonight," said WWCC coach Jeff Reinland. "It was as simple as that."

Down three points with five seconds to go, the Warriors' Mac Stannard had a good look from downtown, which caught iron on top of the circle.

There was a scramble for the ball and CBC got it, heaving it the other direction as the buzzer sounded.

"CBC was fortunate to hang on," Reinland said. "And we were fortunate to come back at all."

Missionary women slip in Portland

PORTLAND - With its offense hitting a pair of dry spells in the second half, Whitman College dropped a 62-55 women's basketball decision to Lewis & Clark here Saturday afternoon.

The two teams, tied at 55 with two minutes left in the game, ended the night with 1-1 Northwest Conference records. Lewis & Clark improved to 4-3 on the season while the Missionaries slipped a notch to 4-2.

Jennifer Keyes, who led all scorers with 16 points, hit her fourth 3-pointer of the night with 2:09 remaining to pull Whitman into a 55-55 deadlock.

Those proved to be the last Missionary points as Lewis & Clark closed out the scoring with five free throws and a basket.

Lewis & Clark treys doom Whit men

PORTLAND - Playing well enough to win wasn't quite enough as Whitman College fell victim to a barrage of 3-point bombs in a Northwest Conference men's basketball game with Lewis & Clark here Saturday night.

Lewis & Clark, 5-1 on the season and 1-1 in the NWC, knocked down 16 three-pointers on the night, shot 59.3 percent from the floor in the second half and pulled away late for a 95-81 triumph.

Whitman, led by as many six points in the first half, held a 48-46 edge at the break, made 51.6 percent of its field goal attempts and had six players score in double figures.

WWU men drop game to Great Falls

COLLEGE PLACE - Walla Walla University's men fell short in its search for its first win Saturday, dropping a home contest to University of Great Falls 82-67 at home.

"It has been coming down to turnovers for us," WWU head coach Gerry Larson. "We got our fair share of takeaways, but we gave them the ball back too much."

WWU trailed by a dozen at the half, and the squad was never able to cut the gap to less than four after intermission.

"Our shot selection was a bit of an issue also," Larson said. "We can become a good team, but team and we know what we need to work on, but it's a matter of executing."

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