10th ranked Whitworth sneaks past Whitman 62-59 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

10th ranked Whitworth sneaks past Whitman 62-59

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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.