L&C ends Whitman women's home winning streak

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WALLA WALLA — The No. 7-ranked Lewis & Clark Pioneers got 17 points and six assists from Sara Villanueva and 16 points and four rebounds from fellow guard Kristina Williams in ending the Missionaries’ perfect home record with a 6152 win at the Sherwood Athletic Center Saturday night.

Whitman had won all seven games at George Ball Court this season before Saturday.

On Friday, the Missionaries put together two huge runs, one in each half, in defeating Pacific University 61–31 at Sherwood.

With Saturday’s victory, the Pioneers improve to 10-2 in the NWC and 19-2 overall, remaining in a tie for first with George Fox.

Whitman falls into a tie for third place with Whitworth at 9-3, and 16-4 for the year.

Saturday night, the Missionaries took control early, jumping out to a 16-8 lead when sophomore point guard Heather Johns followed up a miss with eight minutes played. The Pioneers, who had struggled to find the basket, then went on a 14-3 run, capped by a Villanueva trey, that gave L&C a 22-19 advantage with 7:51 remaining in the half.

Whitman regained the lead on a John’s layup but the Pioneers scored six in a row, the last deuce coming on a Williams break-away hoop, and took a 28 – 25 lead into halftime.

L&C scored the first five points of the second half to increase its lead to eight. Whitman cut the lead to three a few minutes later when post Sarah Anderegg sank a pair of free throws, but the Pioneers pushed their lead to double-digits for the first time, 44-34, on a Reese DeHart layup with just under 10 minutes left to play.

Whitman made one last threat when it cut the lead to one, 50–49, on a short jumper by post Meghan White with 3:57 showing on the clock. But Villanueva countered with a 3-ball from the wing. The senior guard then closed out the game by sinking six straight foul shots. She was 9-of-10 for the game.

Johns tallied 14 for the Whits and grabbed seven rebounds. Guard Tiffany Traver also poured in 14 and senior Mary Madden added 11 points and seven boards.

The Pioneers decisively won the rebounding edge 47-33, gathering 26 on the offensive end. Junior guard Kathleen Howe had a game-high eight.

On Friday, after the Boxers grabbed an early 6-5 lead on forward Page Jensen’s scoop shot at the 15:48 mark, the Missionaries controlled most of the rest of the half. Whitman went on a 17-0 run over the next 6:34 to grab a commanding 22-6 advantage.

During the spurt, Buse hit three treys. The run was broken when Anuhea Wall converted a layup with 9:31 remaining in the half.

Pacific battled back to cut the lead to 10 at the half 28-18, scoring the last seven points before the break as Wall drained a 3 from the wing and hit two free throws to close the scoring.

The first six minutes of the second stanza were a virtual stalemate as the Boxers cut the lead to nine on a free throw from Hall, but then the lid went on the hoop for Pacific and Whitman, in turn, found its offensive rhythm. The Missionaries proceeded to go on a 21-0 run over the next seven-plus minutes.

Heather Lovelace came off the bench to score 10 for the Missionaries. Maine and Anderegg both had eight, as 10 players ended up in the scoring column.

White had a game-high eight rebounds.

The Missionaries (16-4 overall, 9-3 NWC) host Whitworth Tuesday at 6 p.m.

LEWIS AND CLARK 61, WHITMAN 52

LEWIS AND CLARK (61) — Zinn 0 0-0 0, Howe 2 0-0 4, Wang 3 2-4 10, Williams 5 6-10 16, Villanueva 3-7 9-10 17, Anderson 3 0-0 8, DeHart 3 0-2 6, Rodriguez 0 0-2 0, Buecherie 0 0-0 0, Matthewson 0 0-0 0. Mancisidor 0 0-0 0. Totals 19-55 17-28 61.

WHITMAN (52) — Anderegg 1 4-4 6, Madden 4 0-0 11, White 2-3 0-0 4, Johns 7 0-0 14, Traver 6 0-0 14, Ann Maeda 0 0-0 0, Maine 0-1 0-0 0, Buse 1 0-0 3, Lovelace 0 0-0 0. Totals 21-54 4-4 52.

Halftime score — LC 28-25. 3-point goals — LC 6-19 (Wang 2, Villanueva 2, Anderson 2), Whit 6-19 (Madden 3, Traver 2, Buse). Total fouls — LC 10, Whit 19. Fouled out — none. Technical fouls — none. Rebounds — LC 47 (Howe 8), Whit 33 (Madden 7, Johns 7). Turnovers — LC 10, Whit 13.

WHITMAN 61, PACIFIC 31

PACIFIC (31) — Johnson 1 0-0 3, Pfefferle 0 1-2 1, Colter 0 0-0 0, Hitch 1 0-0 2, Jensen 3 1-4 7, Talboy 1 0-0 2, Ostrom 0-1 0-0 0, Koga 0-1 0-0 0, Cook 3 0-1 6, Wall 2-7 3-4 8, Sheldon 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 11-48 7-13 31.

WHITMAN (61) — Johns 0-6 2-2 2, Traver 2 0-0 4, White 2-5 0-1 4, Madden 3 0-0 7, Anderegg 3 2-2 8, McDonald 1 0-0 2, Buse 5 0-0 14, Maine 3 0-1 8, Lovelace 4 2-2 10, Ann Maeda 1-2 0-2 2, Gilbert 0 0-0 0. Totals 24-56 6-10 61.

Halftime score — Whit 28, Pac 18. 3-point goals — Pac 2-11 (Johnson, Wall), Whit 7-18 (Madden, Buse 4, Maine 2). Total fouls — Pac 14, Whit 13. Fouled out — none. Rebounds — Pac 29 (Jensen 5, Cook 5), Whit 47 (White 8). Assists — Pac 5, Whit 15. Turnovers — Pac 13, Whit 12.

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