10th ranked Whitworth sneaks past Whitman 62-59Posted: Updated:
SPOKANE, Wash. - It took everything they had, but the 10 th ranked Whitworth Pirates had just enough to beat Whitman 62-59.
Kevin Hasenfus posted 17 points and 15 rebounds in a game that almost went to overtime. Kyle Born, the Northwest Conference's leading scorer and rebounder had a chance to tie the game as time expired, but missed a three-point attempt to give the Pirates their 15th straight win over the Missionaries.
The Missionaries held Whitworth, the best shooting team in NCAA Division III (54.8%) to 35.7 percent in the first half. They also forced 10 first half turnovers by the Pirates. Whitworth will hit the road to play Willamette University in Salem, Oregon on Saturday.