Battle of undefeated, Whitman women win again

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NEWBURG, Ore. — Both the Whitman and George Fox women’s basketball teams entered their Northwest Conference showdown here Saturday night with 5-0 records in the NWC and 14-0 overall marks.

Both were also ranked in the nation’s top 10 among NCAA Division III schools. The Missionaries were No. 4 and the Bruins checked in at No. 8.

The two powerhouses played on even terms until the final 4:27 of play — a stretch of time Whitman used to its advantage to take command of the game.

Post Meghan White tallied the first six points in a game-ending 16-2 run that lifted the Missionaries to a 75-63 victory.

Heather Johns led Whitman with 21 points while Sarah Anderegg added 20.

White ended up with 13 points and a game-high 11 rebounds.

The Missionaries trailed 37-36 at halftime before outscoring George Fox, 39-26, after intermission.

Whitman shot a respectable 45 percent (29-for-65) from the field while limiting the Bruins to just 34-percent shooting (20-for-58).

The Missionaries began their weekend with a 69-61 triumph at Linfield on Friday. Anderegg set the pace with 21 points, Johns contributed 19, and Tiffani Traver scored 12 points.

White chipped in with 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Whitman.

The Missionaries host Whitworth Tuesday at 6 p.m.

WHITMAN 75, GEORGE FOX 63

WHITMAN (75) - Traver 1-6 2-4 5, Anderegg 9-20 2-4 20, Johns 7-14 6-6 21, Mcdonald 2-5 0-0 4, White 5-10 3-4 13, Alindogan 0-0 0-0 0, Buse 0-0 0-0 0, Gray 1-2 1-2 3, Ketner 4-7 0-0 9, Brewer 0-0 0-0 0, Maeda 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 29-65 14-20 75.

GEORGE FOX (63) - Benner 2-8 6-8 10, Arnoldy 2-4 1-1 5, Peacock 6-10 4-6 17, Cusick 3-13 3-5 11, Heckendorf 3-5 0-0 8, Blizzard 0-2 0-0 0, Roos 2-11 3-5 8, Naluai 0-0 0-0 0, Codling 2-5 0-0 4, Wolfe 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-58 17-25 63.

Halftime score - George Fox 37, Whitman 36. 3-point field goals - Whitman 3-9 (Johns 1-1, Ketner 1-2, Traver 1-5, Anderegg 0-1), George Fox 6-21 (Heckendorf 2-4, Cusick 2-6, Peacock 1-1, Roos 1-7, Beener 0-1, Blizzard 0-1, Codling 0-1). Total fouls - Whitman 20, George Fox 22. Fouled out - George Fox (Heckendorf). Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Whitman 38 (White 11), George Fox 39 (Codling 10). Turnovers - Whitman 8, George Fox 11. Assists - Whitman 16 (Traver 4), George Fox 11 (Benner 4).

WHITMAN 69, LINFIELD 61

WHITMAN (69) - Traver 4-9 0-1 12, Anderegg 5-10 11-12 21, Johns 9-19 0-0 19, Mcdonald 0-6 0-0 0, White 5-10 1-1 11, Alindogan 0-1 0-0 0, Buse 1-3 0-0 2, Gray 0-0 0-0 0, Ketner 1-6 0-0 2, Brewer 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 26-68 12-14 69.

LINFIELD (61) - J. McMillan 5-7 1-2 11, Maltman 5-6 2-8 12, Henson 3-7 1-2 7, Graham 1-2 2-2 4, Solomon 8-19 3-3 22, Gibson 0-3 0-0 0, Meads 0-0 0-0 0, Mets 0-1 0-0 0, G. McMillan 0-1 0-0 0, Phillips 0-1 2-2 2, Krier 1-1 1-2 3, Beshears 0 0-0 0. Totals 23-48 12-21 61.

Halftime score - Whitman 32, Linfield 28. 3-point field goals - Whitman 5-20 (Traver 4-8, Johns 1-6, Anderegg 0-1, Mcdonald 0-2, Brewer 0-3), Linfield 3-13 (Solomon 3-9, Henson 0-1, Gibson 0-3). Total fouls - Whitman 18, Linfield 14. Fouled out - none. Technical fouls - none. Rebounds - Whitman 44 (White 12), Linfield 34 (Maltman 4, Henson 4). Turnovers - Whitman 17, Linfield 21. Assists - Whitman 14 (Traver 4), Linfield 11 (Gibson 3).

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