Whitman women trip up Walla Walla University

The Missionaries put on a passing clinic en route to the 88-24 victory over Walla Walla University.



Whitman's Kelly Peterson (left) and WWU's Heather McFadden fight for a loose ball Monday night at George Ball Court.


Whitman's Kelly Peterson (left) gets tangled up in hair and ball as she and WWU's Heather McFadden crash to the court after a loose ball Monday night at George Ball Court. WWU got the possession on the scramble.


Whitman's Anna Forge goes flying for the steal off a pass intended for WWU's Chelsea Sims Monday night at George Ball Court.


Whitman's Sarah Anderegg (No. 23) holds her ground as WWU's Heather McFadden moves to the basket. Anderegg was called for the foul on the drive Monday night at George Ball Court.

WALLA WALLA - Running its season record to 10-7, the Whitman College women's basketball team overwhelmed Walla Walla University 88-24 in a non-conference romp Monday night in Sherwood Center.

The loss dropped the outgunned Wolves to 3-19 on the season.

Whitman put on a passing clinic throughout the contest, making the extra pass (and then some) while collecting assists on 24 of its 34 baskets.

With Missionary coach Michelle Ferenz using her entire 13-player roster, first-year point guard Jazzmyne Ross was the only one who didn't score. Ross logged the most minutes (21) but took just two shots.

All 13 Missionaries were credited with at least one assist.

Tiffani Brewer, a first-year guard, had a perfect shooting night (4-for04 from the field, 2-for-2 from downtown, 1-for-1 from the line) and paced Whitman with 11 points.

Meghan White, a first-year center, added 10 points and five rebounds.

Junior guard Jennifer Keyes, whose 10 points came in just 12 minutes on the floor, made all four of her field goal attempts, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Sophomore Kelly Peterson, who tallied the first four points of the game, finished with nine.

Junior Anna Forge chipped in with eight points and five rebounds.

Whitman also got eight points and four rebounds from first-year forward Sarah Anderegg, seven points and seven boards from sophomore Mary Madden, and six points, five steals and three assists from Marah Alindogan, another of the first-year Missionaries.

Sierra King led Walla Walla with eight points, four rebounds and two steals.

The Wolves also got five points apiece from Heather McFadden and Katie Sulzle.

Whitman shot 53.1 percent (34-64) from the floor for the game while connecting on eight of its 14 attempts from the 3-point stripe. Counting 16 offensive rebounds, the Missionaries won the battle of the backboards 43-20.

Whitman took charge at the game's outset, making 10 of its first 15 shots from the floor, including four of its first five 3-point attempts. That equated to a 25-8 lead after the first eight minutes of play.

The Missionaries led 42-13 at intermission.

Whitman hosts Lewis & Clark Friday and Linfield Saturday in Northwest Conference action. Both games begin at 6 p.m. in the Sherwood Center.

The Whitman women's basketball program celebrates its annual "Bring A Girl" to the game night on Friday. Flyers are being distributed to students in schools in Walla Walla and College Place that are good for free admission for any family that brings a girl to the game.

A raffle is also planned for the women's game Friday, and two school teams from Walla Walla will scrimmage at halftime.

Whitman 88, WWU 24

WALLA WALLA (24) - McFadden 1-5 3-4 5, Sims 1-7 0-0 2, Warner 0-1 0-0 90, King 4-12 0-0 8, Manley 0-0 0-0 0, Sulzle 0-0 0-0 0, Tan 0-1 0-0 0, M. The 0-2 0-0 0, J. The 0-2 0-0 0, Butler 1-1 0-0 2, Blackley 0-0 0-0 0, Kay 0-4 0-0 0, Fitch 1-4 0-0 2, Totals 10-40 3-4 24.

WHITMAN (88) - Webber 2-4 0-0 5, J. Peterson 2-5 1-1 5, K. Peterson 4-5 1-2 9, Madden 2-5 2-2 7, Anderegg 4-7 0-0 8, Brewer 4-4 1-1 11, Alindogan 2-5 1-2 6, Gilbert 1-5 2-2 5, White 4-9 2-2 10, Ross 0-2 0-0 0, Forge 3-5 2-5 8, Sexton 2-4 0-0 4, Keyes 4-4 0-0 10, Totals 34-64 12-17 88.

Halftime score - WWU 13, Whitman 42. 3-point goals - WWU 1 (Sulzle 1-2, McFadden 0-2), Whitman 8 (Webber 1-1, Madden 1-1, Brewer 2-2, Alindogan 1-3, Gilbert 1-3, Keyes 2-2, J. Peterson 0-1, Forge 0-1). Total fouls- WWU 14, Whitman 10. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds- WWU 20 (King 4), Whitman 43 (White 5). Turnovers- WWU 28, Whitman 11. Assists- WWU 2 (McFadden, Tan), Whitman 24 (Anderegg 3, Alingdogan 3).


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