Whit women lock up No. 3 seed in NWC tournament

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MCMINVILLE, Ore. — Three of Whitman’s starters scored in double figures here Saturday night as the Missionaries won a 67-53 triumph over Linfield in Nortwest Conference basketball.

Heather Johns led the way with 19 points, Sarah Anderegg contributed 12 and Mary Madden had 10.

The Missionaries team shot an impressive 13-for-14 from the free-throw line. Whitman outrebounded its opponents 47-28.

On Friday night Whitman more than doubled up Willamette, 75-34. Whitman led 39-23 going into halftime and held the Bearcats to just 11 total points in the second half.

The Missionaries (20-4, 13-3 NWC) set a record for regular season victories in a season.

Whitman earned the No. 2 seed going into the playoffs and will host the No. 3 seed at 6 p.m. Thursday.

WHITMAN 67, LINFIELD 53

WHITMAN (67) — Anderegg 6-11 0-0 12, Madden 4-12 1-1 10, White 0-3 3-4 3, Johns 8-13 3-3 19, Traver 1-5 0-0 2, Lovelace 2-6 4-4 8, Buse 1-3 0-0 3, Maeda 3-5 0-0 6, Gilbert 0-0 0-0 0, McDonald 0-0 0-0 0, Maine 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 26-59 13-14 67.

LINFIELD (53) — Maltman 5-10 4-9 14, Barton 2-3 0-0 6, Christensen 2-7 0-0 4, Solomon 3-12 0-0 6, Henson 3-13 4-6 10, Mets 3-4 1-2 8, Skuzeski 0-0 0-0 0, Barawis 0-1 0-0 0, McMillian 0-2 0-0 0, Rowland 2-3 1-1 5, Hendryx 0-0 0-0 0, Grunwald 0-0 0-0 0, Halstead 0-0 0-0 0, Berqquist 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-55 10-18 53.

Halftime score — Whitman . 3-point goals — Whitman (), Linfield (). Total fouls—Whitman 14, Linfield 12. Fouled out—none. Technical fouls—none. Rebounds— Whitman 53 (White 10), Linfield 22 (Beeson 4). Turnovers—Whitman 16, Linfield 16. Assists— Whitman 13 (Maine 4), Linfield 6 (Beeson 2).

WHITMAN 75, WILLAMETTE 34

WHITMAN (75) — Anderegg 5-11 0-2 10, Madden 5-6 0-3 12, White 3-5 3-4 9, Johns 3-11 0-0 6, Traver 3-5 0-0 7, Lovelace 5-7 0-0 10, Buse 2-3 0-0 4, Maeda 3-8 2-2 8, Gilbert 1-3 0-0 3, McDonald 2-3 0-0 4, Maine 0-4 2-2 2. Totals 32-66 7-13 75.

WILLAMETTE (34) — Kalugin 1-6 0-0 2, Brand 0-5 1-2 1, Josephson 3-8 2-4 8, Wilson 5-10 0-0 14, DeLong 2-3 2-2 6, Lamson 0-5 2-2 2, Beeson 0-4 1-2 1, Babij 0-0 0-0 0, Mau 0-6 0-0 0. Totals 11-47 8-12 34.

Halftime score — Whitman 39-23. 3-point goals — Whitman 4-8 (Madden 2-2, Traver 1-1, Gilbert 1-3), Willamette 4-18 (Wilson 4-8, Beeson 0-1, Josephson 0-2, Lamson 0-2, Mau 0-5). Total fouls—Whitman 14, Willamette 12. Fouled out—none. Technical fouls—none. Rebounds— Whitman 53 (White 10), Willamette 22 (Beeson 4). Turnovers—Whitman 16, Willamette 16. Assists— Whitman 13 (Maine 4), Willamette 6 (Beeson 2).

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