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Women’s basketball roundup: WSU routs UW; Whitworth keeps playoff hopes alive with OT win

Chanelle Molina had 18 points and 10 assists, Borislava Hristova added 18 points, five rebounds and seven assists, and Washington State beat Washington 94-61.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 11:19 p.m.

Kyle Roach leads Whitworth to overtime victory against George Fox

Kyle Roach followed a season-low scoring output of six points with a season-high 35 on Saturday night, playing all but one minute of Whitworth’s 107-98 overtime victory over George Fox …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 11:26 p.m.

Whitworth rallies to top Linfield behind series of late defensive stops

Just like their last game, the Whitworth Pirates found themselves behind most of the game Friday against the Linfield Wildcats.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 4:57 p.m.

Whitworth hosts Linfield, George Fox with Northwest Conference’s No. 2 seed on the line

With a relatively difficult stretch of basketball behind them, the Whitworth Pirates hope they’ve built some momentum going into a couple of key Northwest Conference home games this weekend.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

Whitworth uses late surge to hold off Lewis & Clark’s upset bid

Outrebounded and outshot, the Whitworth men’s basketball team spent most of Saturday night’s game behind on their home court.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 10:42 p.m.

Area college basketball: Whitworth men fall to hot-shooting Whitman

Austin Butler and Joey Hewitt scored 24 points apiece and Whitman defeated Whitworth 110-98 Tuesday in Walla Walla.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 9:59 p.m.

Men’s basketball roundup: Willamette pulls upset of No. 5 Whitworth

Jordan Jenkins scored 23 points and Willamette upset No. 5 Whitworth 95-93 on Saturday in Salem.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Kyle Roach helps Whitworth fend off Pacific Lutheran’s upset bid in 71-56 defensive battle

Sixth-ranked Whitworth found itself in an unexpected dogfight with Pacific Lutheran Saturday night, but Kyle Roach’s offensive eruption in the second half helped the Pirates rally for a 71-56 win …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Whitworth, Whitman basketball not showing signs of giving up top spots in Northwest Conference

For a long time in the Northwest Conference – indeed, for basically all of Matt Logie’s eight-year tenure at Whitworth – two men’s basketball programs have dominated and monopolized postseason …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 10:01 a.m.

Whitworth can’t connect on buzzer-beater, falls to Whitman 100-98

In front of a packed crowd at the Whitworth Fieldhouse, visiting, fourth-ranked Whitman held off Whitworth’s late surge and survived a pair of last-second missed shots by the seventh-ranked Pirates …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Women’s basketball: Makana Stone powers Whitman past Whitworth

Makana Stone scored 21 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Tuesday night, leading five Whitman players in double figures as the Blues rallied to defeat Whitworth 91-86 in Northwest Conference play.


Whitworth’s men’s basketball team breezes to victory on record-setting night

On a night when nearly every name on the Whitworth Pirates’ roster was called, no one got a louder cheer than JT McDermott.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 11:07 p.m.

One night after defensive display, Whitworth’s offense comes to life in rout of Pacific

Whitworth won at the Fieldhouse for the second night in a row, beating the Boxers 123-98 in a Northwest Conference game Saturday, matching the school’s single-game record for points.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:46 p.m.

Whitworth shuts down sharp-shooting Willamette in Northwest Conference opener

With five starters returning from their NCAA tournament team a year ago, Whitworth players expect to perform the way they did Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Confident Whitworth men return home to open Northwest Conference play

After trips to Oregon and Texas the past two weekends to play teams from four conferences, men’s basketball coach Matt Logie is happy to be back at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.


Men’s basketball: Sixth-ranked Whitworth opens season with victory over No. 23 St. Olaf

Ben Bishop scored 14 points Friday and Whitworth, ranked sixth in the D3hoops.com preseason poll, opened its men’s basketball season with a 75-55 win over 23rd-ranked St. Olaf at the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:11 p.m.

Whitworth blanks Willamette for fifth undefeated regular season in school football history

The Whitworth Pirates put an exclamation point on their undefeated regular season Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 11:36 p.m.

Whitworth looks to finish unblemished regular season against one-win Willamette

Coach Rod Sandberg told his Whitworth Pirates football team this week that their season is half over.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Leif Ericksen, Garrett McKay help Whitworth rally past Lewis & Clark to remain unbeaten

On an afternoon when he wasn’t great, Whitworth quarterback Leif Ericksen made the throws he had to. And when he had to, he looked for Garrett McKay.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Whitworth not overlooking Lewis & Clark with Northwest Conference title on the line

The 12th-ranked Whitworth football team will take the field at the Pine Bowl on Saturday in need of one more win to claim the Northwest Conference championship and a spot …


Whitworth men: Talent-rich Pirates ready for the nation’s best

The 2018-19 edition of the Pirates, who return all five starters from last year’s Northwest Conference tournament championship team, could be the best yet.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 9:32 p.m.

One win away from clinching a conference title, Whitworth has no plans of slowing down after the regular season ends

All that stands between Whitworth (7-0) and a playoff appearance is a win against either of the bottom two teams in the NWC standings: Lewis & Clark on Saturday, or …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 27, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Whitworth defense steps up to keep Pirates unbeaten with win over Pacific

After striking early and often the last three games, the Whitworth offense didn’t look like itself early on against Pacific on Saturday.


Penalty-prone Whitworth can inch closer to conference title with win over Pacific

Two-thirds through their nine-game schedule, the 14th-ranked Whitworth Pirates enter Saturday’s home game against Pacific in position to all but clinch the Northwest Conference title.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

After waiting his turn to take over under center, Whitworth’s Leif Ericksen leading the way for unbeaten Pirates

At Glacier High School in Kalispell, Leif Ericksen didn’t start at quarterback until his senior year. At Whitworth, he waited two seasons behind record-setter Ian Kolste. Even his academic pursuit …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 20, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Whitworth football breezes past Puget Sound to remain undefeated for season

Leif Ericksen threw for three touchdown passes and Mason Elms rushed for 167 yards and two scores Saturday, powering the Whitworth Pirates’ 47-13 Northwest Conference football victory over Puget Sound …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018, 10:27 p.m.

Whitworth can take big step toward Northwest Conference title with win at Puget Sound

In its quest to secure the guaranteed playoff bid tied to the Northwest Conference title, the Whitworth football team can take a big step Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

Whitworth’s offense keeps surging in rout of Pacific Lutheran

Whitworth (5-0, 3-0 NWC) scored six first-half touchdowns and held Pacific Lutheran without a first down until just before halftime, coasting from there to a 55-13 victory at the Pine …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 10:02 p.m.

Unbeaten Whitworth hopes to clean up penalty problem against Pacific Lutheran

So far this year the Pirates (4-0, 2-0) have been assessed an average of 9.5 penalties per game for 97.3 yards. That’s about double the team’s 2017 numbers, when those …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 5:58 p.m.

Leif Ericksen leads Whitworth to Northwest Conference football romp past George Fox

Leif Ericksen threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as Whitworth avenged last season’s Northwest Conference football loss to George Fox.