Missionary women remain undefeated with rout of Concordia

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PORTLAND – Whitman College junior point guard Heather Johns scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Missionary women’s basketball team rolled to its sixth straight win Sunday afternoon, downing Concordia University on the road, 77-54.

It is the fourth time in five games that Johns has surpassed the 20-point mark as the sixth-ranked Missionaries now stand at 6-0 on the season.

Concordia took a 6-0 lead after a jumper from Mckenna Daly hit the mark, but the Missionaries then went on a 20-3 run, capped by a Johns 3-ball, to take control of the game, 20-9.

Whitman extended its lead to 16 points right before the end of the half, 43-27, on a jumper by forward Hailey Ann Maeda.

Any thoughts the Cavaliers had of making a run in the second half were quickly squelched when Missionary guard Tiffani Traver opened the half by nailing a 3-pointer to give Whitman a 19-point edge.

The Whits continued to lengthen their lead as the half progressed, their largest a 34-point margin at 67-33 after a Johns layup.

The Cavaliers were able to whittle the lead down to the final margin of 23, but never threatened in the second half.

In addition to Johns, the Missionaries got double-figure scoring from Sarah Anderegg (13), Hailey McDonald (11) and Alysse Ketner (10).

Daly was the lone Concordia player in double digits with 10.

The Missionaries are back in action when they host the annual Kim Evanger-Raney Classic on Dec. 13-14. Whitman plays Corban College on the first night and faces Eastern Oregon University on the second day.

Whitman 77, Concordia 54

WHITMAN (77) — Johns 10-20 3-3 24, Anderegg 6-11 1-2 13, McDonald 5-7 0-0 11, White 4-7 0-0 8, Traver 2-10 0-0 5, Ketner 3-5 3-4 10, Maeda 2-4 0-0 4, Brewer 1-2 0-0 2, McGann 0-3 0-0 0, Alindogan 0-2 0-0 0, Gray 0-2 0-0 0, Buse 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 33-75 7-9 77.

CONCORDIA (54) — Daly 5-9 0-0 10, McCutcheon 2-7 5-6 9, Beyer 1-5 5-6 7, Campbell 3-7 0-0 7, Klarich 3-10 0-0 7, Nicholson 2-3 2-3 6, Smith 1-4 2-2 4, Luce 2-4 0-0 4, Hoopes 0-2 0-0 0, Love 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 19-53 14-17 54.

Halftime score — Whitman 43, Concordia 27. 3-point goals — Whit 4-17 (Johns 1-4, McDonald 1-2, Traver 1-7, Ketner 1-3, Alindogan 0-1), Con 2-11 (Beyer 0-2, Campbell 1-4, Klarich 1-4, Love 0-1). Total fouls — Whit 12, Con 10. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Rebounds — Whit 44 (Johns 9, White 9), Con 33 (McCutcheon 11). Turnovers — Whit 14, Con 23. Assists — Whit 17 (Johns 6), Con 8 (Klarich 5).

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