Walla Walla University men's hoops loses duo to Northwest University


COLLEGE PLACE - Walla Walla University fell to visiting Northwest University 85-57 Saturday night for the second night in a row as the Wolves fall to 0-6 on the season.

Northwest led 36-26 at the half, but scored 49 points in the second to WWU's 31.

Northwest defeated WWU 68-50 Friday night.

Mark Moore led the Wolves with 18 points Saturday night.

In the first half of Friday's match, the Eagles broke out to an early 10 point, 13-3 lead as Northwest's Ahmaad Cook buried a jumper and Jason Waltman scored in the paint. With 8:14 left in the half, NU led 20-7 on Michael Greene's short jumper in the lane and the NU lead grew to 16 points, 26-10 at the 5:39 mark as senior Jordan Call sank two free throws. Cook buried a 3-pointer with 1:42 left in the period to swell the lead to 31-14 and NU took a 33-18 advantage into the locker room.

Northwest's largest lead of Friday's game came early in the second half as Northwest's Jordan Call dropped in two straight field goals to make it 37-19 with 18:13 left on the clock. The closest WWU came was at the 14:22 mark when Taylor Lewis hit a shot to pull the Wolves to within 13, but Cook's free throws 2 minutes later put NU up 45-27 and they cruised to their fifth-straight win of the season.

Cook led Northwest (5-0) with 15 points while Call dropped in 14 points and Waltman added 11 points and 6 rebounds for the Eagles. NU shot 49% for the game, but managed only 21 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.

Walla Walla was led by Mark Moore's 15 points and Andrew Bailey scored a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Wolves. WWU was held to 39% shooting on the night and made 27% of their 3-point attempts. WWU held a 32-28 rebounding margin.

Walla Walla next travels to the College of Idaho Tournament in Caldwell, Idaho. The Wolves face Evergreen State Friday at 2 p.m. and the College of Idaho at 8 p.m.


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