George Valle scored a season-high 22 points on 10-of-18 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds as Whitworth went ahead by 20 in the first half and coasted past Lewis & Clark 62-47 in a Northwest Conference game Saturday at Pamplin Sports Center in Portland.
The Pirates (9-2, 2-0), who won their eighth straight, shot 50 percent from the floor in the first half and held the Pioneers to 30 percent.
Kennly Love added 13 points and Christian Jurlina chipped in 10 points and five assists for Whitworth.
Carl Appleton led Lewis & Clark (5-6, 0-2) with 20 points and 13 rebounds, but the Pioneers were held to their second-lowest point total of the season.
Lewis & Clark made just 1 of 15 3-pointers and committed 15 turnovers. Whitworth turned the ball over just eight times.
The Pirates will look to keep its winning streak alive Tuesday against Whitman in its NWC opener. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.
CC Spokane 85, Whatcom 61: Jacob DeVries led five players in double figures with 23 points and the Sasquatch (11-5) routed the Orcas (2-10) in a nonconference game in Everett.
The Sasquatch shot 47.5 percent from the field, including 42.9 percent on 3-pointers, and made 17 of 23 free throws. They led by 15 at the half.
Orin Porter added 12 points and Jake Love and Dalton Patchen each chipped in 11 for CCS.
Whatcom’s Isaak Davies scored 15 points, but the Orcas made just 2 of 13 3-pointers.
Whatcom committed 21 turnovers, compared to just 10 for CCS.
The Sasquatch open Northwest Athletic Conference play Saturday in Wenatchee against Wenatchee Valley.
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