WWU offensive woes lead women's basketball to tough loss

Warner Pacific holds WWU to only 9-of-52 shooting from the field Saturday.

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PORTLAND - Walla Walla University's women's basketball team struggled to get its offensive flow going Saturday, notching less than two dozen points in a 62-23 road loss to Warner Pacific at the Perry Gym in Portland.

Warner Pacific was led by a balanced scoring attack with 12 points from from Miranda Holenstein and nine from both Michelle Bllinger and Jessica Denmon.

The Knights got a pair of strong rebounding performances from Denmon, who knotched 11 boards, while Lisa Terry, who added 10.

Walla Walla University was paced by 10 points and eight rebounds by Nicke Parks, but they were plagued by poor shooting as the team finished the night 9-for-52 from the field to fall to 1-5 on the young season.

One plus for WWU was the four steals Heather McFadden notched in less than 30 minutes of play.

Up next for WWU is Eastern Oregon at home Wednesday.

Warner Pacific 62, WWU 23

WWU (23) - Sierra 2-11 2-2 6, McFadden 1-10, 0-0 2, Burchell 1-8 0-0, Tan 0-2 0-0 0, Pakrs 4-18 2-2 10, Chevalier 1-3 1-2 3, Blackley 0-0 0-0 0.

WPC (62) - Holenstein 4-6 4-4 12, Tucker 2-9 0-0 4, Silva-Ramirez 3-4 0-0 7, Dalhoun 2-7 0-0 4, Smith 2-3 1-2 6, Pertz 0-3 0-0 0, Terry 3-4 2-2 8, Terry 3-4 2-2 8, Denmon 3-8 2-4 9, Bollinger 4-8 0-0 9, Spiering 2-8 0-0 4, Das 0- 0-0 0.

Halftime score - Warner 35, WWU 15. 3-point goals - WWU 0-6 (King 0-3, McFadden 0-2, Burchell 0-1), WPC 3-7 (Tucker 0-3, Silva-Ramirez 1-1, Dalhoun 0-1, Denmon 1-1, Bollinger 1-1). Total fouls- WWU (14), WPC (11). Fouled out- None. Technical fouls- None. Rebounds- WWU 30 (Parks 8), WPC 52 (Denmon 11). Turnovers- WWU (18), WPC (16). Assists- WWU 4 (King, Tan, Parks, Blackley 1), WPC 19 (Dalhoun 5).

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