Wade Gebbers scored 21 of his game-high 24 points in the second half as the 11th-ranked Whitworth men’s basketball team cruised past George Fox 85-66 Friday night in Newberg, Ore.
Idris Lasisi had 15 points and Felix Friedt chipped in 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Pirates (15-3, 8-1), who prevented the Bruins (9-9, 6-3) from moving into a tie for first place.
Sean Atkins and Anthony Sanchez, who scored 14 points each, led George Fox.
Whitworth plays at Lewis & Clark today.
George Fox opened the game on a 10-3 run and the third-ranked Bruins eased past Whitworth 75-48 in a Northwest Conference game in Newberg, Ore.
Hannah Munger led three players in double figures with 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for George Fox (18-0, 9-0).
The Pirates (8-10, 4-5) were led by Kayla Johnson’s 17 points and five rebounds.
Whitworth plays at eighth-ranked Lewis & Clark today.
North Idaho won five of the nine matches and edged Northwest College 25-19 in Powell, Wyo.
Two matches were decided by one point.
At 133 pounds, Northwest College’s Justin Gardner edged the Cardinals’ Mike Carreon 9-8.
At 141 pounds, NIC’s Jarrett Morrill beat Colton Thornton 5-4.
Track and field
Washington State’s Stephan Scott-Ellis won the long jump with a meet-record and personal-best distance of 24 feet, 8 1/2 inches to highlight the first day of the Cougar Indoor.
The meet between WSU, Idaho, Montana, UCLA and Utah State continues today at 9 a.m.
WSU’s Elisabeth Fournier became the school’s all-time wins leader as the Cougars defeated Seattle University and Portland State by 7-0 scores.
Fournier won two singles matches to reach 91 career wins, passing the previous mark of 90 established by Ekaterina Burduli, who is a WSU assistant coach.