Whitman men top George Fox 86-77

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NEWBERG, Ore. - With Brandon Shaw scoring his team's first nine points in overtime, Whitman College scooted past George Fox 86-77 in Northwest Conference men's basketball action Saturday night.

Winning for the first time in Newberg since Jan. 31, 2003, Whitman evened its NWC record at 3-3 and improved to 10-5 on the season.

George Fox, which slipped to 2-4 and 4-11, forced the five-minute overtime when Cam Rier drained a three at the regulation buzzer, squaring the score at 69-69.

Shaw attacked the Bruins defense throughout OT, weaving around and through the opposition to score at the hoop or draw fouls. He finished a three-point play in the paint with 2:56 on the clock to put the Missionaries on top for good at 76-74.

After making a steal on the next George Fox possession, Shaw was fouled as he yet again made his way through the lane. His two free throws extended Whitman's lead to four points.

When Cole Whitehurst misfired on a three for the Bruins, Shaw was there to pull down his second rebound of the overtime session.

Shaw's overtime scoring spurt increased his career scoring total to 998 points. He can become the 20th Whitman player to reach the 1,000-point scoring plateau when Whitman returns to the road on Tuesday for a game against Whitworth.

Whitman 86, George Fox 77, OT

WHITMAN (86) - Clark 3-10 0-0 9, Raher 0-2 3-4 3, Gilkey 2-6 0-0 4, Shaw 8-15 10-13 26, Artis 1-5 4-5 7, Dickson 0-1 2-3 2, Duckworth 6-13 4-5 16, Pavilonis 3-5 4-4 13, Michaels 2-3 2-2 6, Wright 0-0 0-0 0, Brent 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-60 29-36 86.

GEORGE FOX (77) - Whitehurst 6-10 8-12 20, Taylor 6-14 0-0 14, Smith 3-13 4-4 10, Wiseley 5-10 4-6 15, Martin 0-2 0-0 0, Rier 5-6 0-0 14, Clark 0-1 0-0 0, Adrian 1-2 0-0 3, Zandbergen 0-0 1-3 1. Totals 26-58 17-25 77.

Halftime score - Whitman 36, George Fox 33. End of regulation - Tied at 69. 3-point goals - Whitman 7-19 (Pavilonis 3-5, Clark 3-8, Artis 1-4, Raher 0-1, Shaw 0-1), George Fox 8-22 (Rier 4-5, Taylor 2-7, Wiseley 1-2, Adrian 1-2, Clark 0-1, Whitehurst 0-2, Smith 0-3). Total fouls - Whitman 22, George Fox 24. Fouled out- none. Technical fouls-none. Rebounds- Whitman 39 (Shaw 7), George Fox 43 (Whitehurst 12). Turnovers-Whitman 14, George Fox 22. Assists- Whitman 10 (Shaw 3), George Fox 17 (Taylor 4, Clark 4).

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