December 10, 1995 in Sports

Second-Half Run Saves Whitworth

 

The Whitworth men’s basketball team went on a big run in the second half to defeat Northwest College 79-65 at Kirkland, Wash., Saturday night.

With the score tied at 43-43 in the second half, Whitworth went on a 29-6 run and cruised to the win.

“This was a good weekend series for us,” Whitworth coach Warren Friedrichs said.

The Pirates (5-1) defeated Central Washington 77-72 Friday night at Ellensburg.

Whitworth’s run against Northwest was triggered by a defensive assignment shift. Friedrichs put 6-foot-4 forward Jeff Arkills on Northwest’s 5-11 shooting guard Todd Nealey, who had a tougher time getting off shots against the bigger Arkills.

Nealey, from LaCrosse, Wash., who transferred from Big Bend Community College, finished with a game-high 28 points. However, most of those came before Arkills started guarding him. Nealey finished 6 for 8 from the 3-point line.

Whitworth was led by Roman Wickers (22 points), Nate Williams (21) and Nate Dunham (19). Williams finished 7 for 8 from the floor. The Pirates also outrebounded the Eagles 36-28. The Eagles fell to 4-8 and suffered their second loss of the year to Whitworth.

Whitworth returns to action on Saturday at 8 p.m. when it plays host to Carroll College.

Whitworth 79, Northwest College 65

WHITWORTH

Weston 0-2 1-3 1, Mix 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 7-8 4-4 21, Wickers 8-17 4-4 22, Jones 2-9 3-4 9, Dunham 7-8 5-6 19, Arkills 3-6 1-2 7, Beckman 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 27-51 18-23 79.

NORTHWEST COLLEGE

Symons 1-6 0-0 3, Nealy 9-15 4-4 28, Gould 0-1 0-0 0, Wille 1-11 2-2 4, Nugent 0-3 1-2 1, Miller 4-8 0-1 8, Henry 6-12 0-0 17, Brinkman 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 23-58 7-9 65.

Halftime score - Whitworth 35, NWC 29. 3-point goals - Whitworth 7-18 (Weston 0-2, Williams 3-4, Wickers 2-4, Jones 2-7, Dunham 0-1), NWC 12-31 (Symons 1-3, Nealey 6-8, Gould 0-1, Wille 0-8, Nugent 0-1, Henry 5-10). Total fouls - Whitworth 12, NWC 18. Fouled out - None. Technical fouls - J.Henry. Rebounds - Whitworth 36 (Dunham 8), NWC 28 (Symons 8). Assists - Whitworth 19 (Williams 2), NWC 21 (Nealey).

, DataTimes


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