Whitworth Men Get Out Foxed - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

Whitworth Men Get Out Foxed

by Whitworth University Sports Information

NEWBERG, Ore. – Whitworth could not stop George Fox’s offensive onslaught in a 98-85 Northwest Conference men’s basketball road loss on Friday night.

The Pirates fell to 10-4 overall, 4-1 in the NWC with their first conference loss of the season. The Bruins (10-5, 3-2) made nine of their 12 three-pointers in the first half on the way to a 53-39 halftime lead.

Whitworth’s initial 3-0 lead on Dustin McConnell’s three-pointer was its largest of the game. The Pirates still led 9-6 after a Taylor Farnsworth layup when the Bruins got hot. George Fox went on a 22-4 run, including four three-pointers, to go up 28-13 on a layup by Mitchell Rettmann. A Jonny Howard three-pointer, one of five he would make in the opening half, stretched the George Fox advantage to 36-19.

The Pirates never really made a dent in the lead until late in the second half. After Jason Martin scored to give the Bruins their largest lead of the game at 92-74, Whitworth used a 10-1 run to get within 93-84 with 1:20 to play. Gabe Carter and Kenny Love hit threes during that spurt. But the Bucs could not sustain the momentum.

Dustin McConnell scored a season-high 23 points to lead Whitworth in scoring, making 8-14 from the field (3-7 from three-point range). He added four assists. Colton McCargar finished with 14 points, but struggled with his shooting much of the night finishing 6-22 from the field. Christian Jurlina had 10 points off of the bench. The Pirates made 43% of their shots in the game.

George Fox remained hot throughout the contest, making 57% from the field, 60% (12-20) from three-point range. Four Bruins hit double figures, led by A.J. Grant and Howard, who had 21 points each. Howard finished 6-7 from beyond the arc. Seth Brent added 18 points and Spencer Bolte scored 14.

After dropping into a first place tie with Whitman and Lewis & Clark, Whitworth will try to get a split of its Oregon trip at Linfield on Saturday night.

  • College SportsCollegeMore>>

  • Rosen, Cougars Too Much for Gonzaga

    Rosen, Cougars Too Much for Gonzaga

    The Washington State University baseball team defeated Gonzaga 5-1 in a local non-conference matchup at the Patterson Baseball Complex on Tuesday, April 15.More >>
    The Washington State University baseball team defeated Gonzaga 5-1 in a local non-conference matchup at the Patterson Baseball Complex on Tuesday, April 15.More >>
  • Former Zag Star, Indiana Fever's Haiden Palmer in Studio

    Former Zag Star, Indiana Fever's Haiden Palmer in Studio

    Former Gonzaga star guard and 29th overall pick in the 2014 Women's National Basketball League draft, Haiden Palmer, joined SWX's Michelle Dapper in studio on Tuesday, April 15. More >>
    Former Gonzaga star guard and 29th overall pick in the 2014 Women's National Basketball League draft, Haiden Palmer, joined SWX's Michelle Dapper in studio on Tuesday, April 15. More >>
  • WSU Basketball Roster Changes

    WSU Basketball Roster Changes

    James Hunter and Royce Woolridge have chosen to transfer and have been granted their releases from the Washington State University men’s basketball program; while signee Jermaine Morgan has been released from his National Letter of Intent (NLI) and will not enroll at WSU this fall, head coach Ernie Kent announced Tuesday.More >>
    James Hunter and Royce Woolridge have chosen to transfer and have been granted their releases from the Washington State University men’s basketball program; while signee Jermaine Morgan has been released from his National Letter of Intent (NLI) and will not enroll at WSU this fall, head coach Ernie Kent announced Tuesday.More >>
  • WhitworthWhitworth UniversityMore>>

  • Ansett Shuts Down Pacific for Pirates 8-0 Win

    Ansett Shuts Down Pacific for Pirates 8-0 Win

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:50:31 GMT
    Spencer Ansett threw a five-hit shutout and Matt Nelson drilled a grand slam to lead Whitworth to an 8-0 win over visiting Pacific in the rubber match of the Northwest Conference series on Sunday afternoon.More >>
    Spencer Ansett threw a five-hit shutout and Matt Nelson drilled a grand slam to lead Whitworth to an 8-0 win over visiting Pacific in the rubber match of the Northwest Conference series on Sunday afternoon.More >>
  • Pirates Split Saturday Doubleheader with Pacific

    Pirates Split Saturday Doubleheader with Pacific

    Starting pitcher Cory Mack dominated Pacific into the eighth inning to lead Whitworth to a 6-1 win in the opener of a Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday at Merkel Field, but Donnie Bradley hit two home runs to spark the visitors to a 6-2 win in the night cap.More >>
    Starting pitcher Cory Mack dominated Pacific into the eighth inning to lead Whitworth to a 6-1 win in the opener of a Northwest Conference baseball doubleheader on Saturday at Merkel Field, but Donnie Bradley hit two home runs to spark the visitors to a 6-2 win in the night cap.More >>
  • Pacific Edges Past Pirate Softball

    Pacific Edges Past Pirate Softball

    The Whitworth University softball team held an advantage in the hits column, but Pacific (Ore.) University plated more runs to defeat the Pirates 4-3 in the conclusion of a Northwest Conference game at Sherman Larkins Stadium on Friday afternoon.Whitworth falls to 22-14 overall, with a 14-10 record in the NWC. Pacific (Ore.) improves to 21-9 on the season, 16-8 in the NWC. The Boxers tightened their hold on second in the NWC stand...More >>
    The Whitworth University softball team held an advantage in the hits column, but Pacific (Ore.) University plated more runs to defeat the Pirates 4-3 in the conclusion of a Northwest Conference game at Sherman Larkins Stadium on Friday afternoon.Whitworth falls to 22-14 overall, with a 14-10 record in the NWC. Pacific (Ore.) improves to 21-9 on the season, 16-8 in the NWC. The Boxers tightened their hold on second in the NWC stand...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.