Whitman women now 19-0

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WALLA WALLA ­— Heather Johns chalked up a pair of team highs — 15 points and seven rebounds — as No. 3-ranked Whitman kept its undefeated ways intact with a 78-33 victory over Willamette in a Northwest Conference women’s basketball game Saturday night on George Ball Court at Sherwood Center.

Tiffani Traver, Hailey Mcdonald, and Sarah Anderegg joined Johns in double figures with 13, 11 and 10 points, respectively.

The lopsided triumph improved the Missionaries to 10-0 in the NWC and 19-0 overall.

Willamette is now 1-9 and 3-16.

On Friday, Johns scored a game-high 25 points in Whitman’s 65-55 victory over Pacific.

The Missionaries used a 16-2 run over the final 7:16 of the first half to break away from the Bearcats. Mcdonald scored five points and Johns had four during the spurt that helped Whitman build a 17-point halftime lead, 29-12.

Whitman’s defense held Willamette without a field goal from the 11:04 mark of the first half to the 12:57 mark of half two.

“Defensively, we needed to play better than we did (Friday) night,” Ferenz said. “I looked at the film and I was not happy with our defensive effort (on Friday).”

Anderegg scored eight of her 10 points after halftime and was praised by Ferenz afterward.

“She took her time and took some nice face-up jump shots,” Ferenz said. “She rebounded well and defended well.”

On Friday, Meghan White added a double-double to the Whitman cause - with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Olivia Cook led Pacific with 20 points and tied White for game-high rebounding honors. Former Walla Walla Community College standout Alex Pfefferle pumped in seven points for the Boxers.

The Missionaries led 35-26 at halftime and claimed their biggest lead, 43-30, on a Mcdonald jumper with 14:28 left in the contest.

Whitman limited Pacific to just 22 field goals on 63 shots (35 percent) and only one make on 15 3-point hoists .

Whitman travels to Tacoma next weekend for conference games with Pacific Lutheran on Friday and Puget Sound on Saturday.

WHITMAN 78, WILLAMETTE 33

WILLAMETTE (33) - DeLong 2-9 0-0 5, Kalugin 4-14 3-4 11, Wert 0-3 2-2 2, Beeson 3-7 1-2 8, Brand 0-5 5-6 5, Steele 0-3 0-0 0, Musser 0-1 0-0 0, Mau 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 9-43 13-16 33.

WHITMAN (78) - Johns 7-16 1-2 15, White 3-4 0-1 6, Anderegg 5-11 0-0 10, Traver 5-7 0-1 13, Mcdonald 5-7 0-2 11, Maeda 3-5 0-0 6, Ketner 2-6 0-0 4, Alindogan 0-1 0-0 0, Buse 1-2 0-0 2, Brewer 1-2 1-2 3, Gray 2-4 2-2 6, McGann 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 35-66 4-10 78.

Halftime score - Whitman 29, Willamette 12. 3-point goals - Willamette 2-17 (Beeson 1-3, DeLong 1-7, Wert 0-1, Musser 0-1, Mau 0-1, Kalugin 0-2, Steele 0-2), Whitman 4-11 (Traver 3-5, Mcdonald 1-2, Buse 0-1, Ketner 0-1, Johns 0-2). Total fouls - Willamette 10, Whitman 17. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Willamette 29 (Kalugin 10), Whitman 45 (Johns 7). Turnovers - Willamette 19, Whitman 6. Assists - Willamette 3 (Wert 2), Whitman 16 (Alindogan 3, Gray 3).

WHITMAN 65, PACIFIC 55

PACIFIC (55) - Cook 9-14 2-2 20, Sheldon 4-7 2-2 10, Pfefferle 3-7 0-0 7, Ostrom 1-4 0-0 2, Johnson 0-5 0-0 0, Jones 3-6 0-1 6, Mayora-Overtone 1-7 3-4 5, Curl 0-8 3-4 3, Highley 1-2 0-0 2, Talboy 0-2 0-0 0, Wipf 0-1 0-0 0, Durbin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-63 10-13 55.

WHITMAN (65) - Johns 10-22 5-6 25, White 6-10 0-0 12, Anderegg 0-8 7-11 7, Traver 2-5 0-0 5, Mcdonald 2-6 0-0 5, Maeda 3-7 2-2 8, Ketner 1-6 1-2 3, Alindogan 0-2 0-0 0, Buse 0-1 0-0 0, Brewer 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 24-69 15-21 65.

Halftime score - Whitman 35, Pacific 26. 3-point goals - Pacific 1-15 (Pfefferle 1-3, Cook 0-1, Talboy 0-1, Ostrom 0-2, Johnson 0-2, Mayora-Overtone 0-3, Curl 0-3), Whitman 2-12 (Mcdonald 1-2, Traver 1-3, Johns 0-1, Alindogan 0-1, Buse 0-1, Brewer 0-1, Ketner 0-3). Total fouls - Pacific 19, Whitman 12. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Pacific 43 (Cook 11), Whitman 49 (White 11). Turnovers - Pacific 16, Whitman 11. Assists - Pacific 8 (Cook 2, Curl 2), Whitman 9 (Johns 5).

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