$n$ Whitman hosts Evanger Raney Memorial Classic women's basketball tourney

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WALLA WALLA - The Whitman College women's basketball team is hosting the fourth annual Kim Evanger Raney Memorial Classic this Saturday and Sunday in the Sherwood Athletic Center.

Whitman hosts 1-10 Walla Walla University, 5-5 College of Idaho and 5-5 Menlo College in the tournament, which tips off at 4 p.m. Saturday, when Whitman plays Menlo College.

Play resumes at 2 p.m. Sunday, when Whitman plays the College of Idaho. Walla Walla University and Menlo wrap up the finale at about 4 p.m.

The tournament's most valuable player and all-tourney team will be announced after the last game.

The second game, between Walla Walla University and the College of Idaho, begins after the first game concludes at about 6 p.m.

The four-team tournament honors Kim Evanger Raney, a graduate of Issaquah High School who played basketball at Whitman before completing her psychology degree in the spring of 2002. She died in March of 2007 in a cycling accident when she was 26.

Admission is free for all the games, but contributions for the Evanger Raney Foundation will be accepted at the door and throughout the course of the tournament.

All tournament gate receipts will be donated to the Kim Evanger Raney Foundation, which supports such charities as Childhaven, Royal Family Kids Camp, Seattle Children's Hospital, and the Special Olympics.

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