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MCMINVILLE, Ore. — Whitman thumped Linfield, 83-58, Saturday night on the road in their Northwest Conference action regular season finale.

The Missionaries led 46-20 at halftime and 13 players broke into the scoring column in the game.

Matt Mounier led the Missionaries with 16 points, Phillip Chircu had 11 and Josh Duckworth added 10.

The Missionaries forced 25 Linfield turnovers and had 14 steals.

Linfield shot a dismal 32.6 percent from the field. Whitman made 35.8 percent from the field.

Whitman picked up another victory on the road Friday night at Willamette, 82-68.

Duckworth scored 25 points to lead Whitman, Mounier scored 15 and Drew Raher 11.

The Missionaries tallied 11 team steals and forced 24 Bearcats turnovers.

Whitman (18-7, 12-4 NWC) finished second in their conference.

Whitman will host a playoff game against the No. 3 seed Thursday at 8 p.m.

WHITMAN 83, LINFIELD 58

WHITMAN (83) — Mounier 5-12 2-2 16, Eisenhardt 2-5 2-3 6, Raher 2-3 2-2 7, Duckworth 2-7 6-8 10, Lippi 0-4 2-2 2, Clough 1-3 4-4 6, Callahan 0-1 0-0 0, Pavilonis 1-7 0-0 3, Chircu 4-6 0-1 11, Oti 1-6 2-2 5, Durham 0-2 1-2 1, Outzen 0-1 0-2 0, Martin 2-3 2-2 6, Clark 1-4 0-0 3, Gilkey 3-3 1-1 7. Totals 24-67 245-31 83.

LINFIELD (58) — Jurgens 2-5 5-6 9, Melkle 5-13 5-8 18, Pang 0-2 2-2 2, Harris 3-8 4-4 10, Pine 1-2 0-2 2, Hendryx 0-1 2-2 2, Cantonwine 1-5 4-4 6, Zettle 1-2 2-2 4, Walls 0-1 0-0 0, Hurley 1-1 0-0 2, Logan 0-1 3-5 3, Paxton 0-1 0-0 0, Dirks 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 14-43 27-35 58.

Halftime score — Whitman 46-20 . 3-point goals — Whitman 11-35 (Mounier 5, Eisenhardt 2, Raher 2, Duckworth 2), Linfield 3-12 (Melkle 3). Total fouls—Whitman 25, Linfield 22. Fouled out—none. Technical fouls—none. Rebounds— Whitman 43 (Raher 4, Durham 4), Linfield 34 (Melkle 10). Turnovers—Whitman 15, Linfield 25. Assists— Whitman 12 (Raher 3), Linfield 9 (Hendryx 4).

WHITMAN 82, WILLAMETTE 68

WHITMAN (82) — Mounier 5-8 3-5 15, Eisenhardt 4-8 1-1 9, Raher 2-7 6-8 11, Duckworth 9-14 6-8 25, Lippi 1-4 0-0 2, Clough 0-4 0-0 0, Callahan 0-0 1-4 1, Chircu 0-5 0-0 0, Oti 0-2 0-0 0, Durham 3-3 1-3 7, Outzen 0-1 0-0 0, Clark 0-2 0-0 0, Gilkey 3-8 6-8 12. Totals 27-66 24-37 82.

WILLAMETTE (68) — Malley 4-11 7-10 15, Dart 4-6 0-1 8, McNally 3-4 0-0 6, Hughes 3-7 0-0 8, Babcock-Krenk 2-8 2-2 7, Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Harlington 0-1 0-0 0, Abello 0-0 0-0 0, Bos 1-3 1-2 3, Hansen 0-1 0-0 0, Walters 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 1-2 0-1 2, Vasquez 0-0 0-0 0, Luedtke 5-7 3-4 13, Ripley 2-6 2-2 6. Totals 25-58 15-22 68

Halftime score — Whitman 37-29. 3-point goals — Whitman 4-22 (Mounier 2-3, Duckworth 1-2, Raher 1-4, Cough 0-1, Oti 0-1, Outzen 0-1, Clark 0-2, Lippi 0-3, Chircu 0-5), Willamette 3-14 (Hughes 2-4, Babcock-Krenk 1-6, Smith 0-1, Walters 0-1, Malley 0-2). Total fouls—Whitman 25, Willamette 28. Fouled out—Whitman (Eisenhardt), Willamette (Dart, McNally). Technical fouls—none. Rebounds— Whitman 42 (Raher 6, Durham 6), Willamette 39 (Luedtke 10). Turnovers—Whitman 16, Willamette 24. Assists— Whitman 4 (Mounier 3), Willamette 12 (Malley 3).

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