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Women’s Basketball’s Run of Upsets Ends in Elite Eight

Women’s Basketball’s Run of Upsets Ends in Elite Eight

Quinn Salkind, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

With a loss to the University of Saint Thomas in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA tournament on March 11th, the memorable 2016-2017 women’s basketball season came to a close for the Blues. Achieving a final overall record of 26-5, the women deserve a look back at one of the most successful seasons ...

Grand Finale in the Final Four: Men’s Basketball Ousted by Babson

Grand Finale in the Final Four: Men’s Basketball Ousted by Babson

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

On an overcast day in central Virginia, the Whitman men's basketball team came up just short of completing their fairytale season, losing for the first and last time this year to No. 3 Babson in the National Semifinal of the NCAA Tournament. That cloudy day, March 17, marked the final leg of a historic,...

Babson Knocks Out Men’s Basketball

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under SPORTS

31-1. The 2016-17 Whitman men's basketball team's season garnered national attention, shattered school records, and brought sporting prestige to the small, rural liberal arts campus. It is the lonely "1" in the record, however, that extinguished hopes of even higher heights on Friday night. No....

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Dream Seasons Continue: Hoops Teams Win NWC Tournaments

Gaby Thomas, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, SPORTS

Two nets cut, two NW Conference Championships and two Whitman basketball teams looking ahead to success in March. This past weekend, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams won the NW Conference Championship Tournament. Both teams played with tenacity and toughness, both teams fought back fr...

On to the Next: The ‘Big Dance’ Continues for Men’s Basketball

March 10, 2016
Filed under Game of the Week, Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

Two weeks ago, there was uncertainty whether the Whitman men’s basketball would even make an appearance in this year’s postseason. Bowing out in the semi-finals of a conference tournament is hardly an ideal way to make a case for a spot in the national tournament, no less instill any kind of fear ...

Historic Season Not Over Yet For Men’s Basketball

March 3, 2016
Filed under Men's Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Sports

As the clock hit zero last Thursday night, and the Whitman men's basketball team fell in the semi-final round of the Northwest Conference tournament, cheers turned to murmurs, and disappointment, doubt and deja vu filled the Sherwood Athletic Center. It seemed like an exact replica of last year, only...

Whitman Women’s Basketball to Play for National Title

Pamela London
March 21, 2014
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Weekend Recaps, Women's Basketball

Add another one to the list: in a season that has been defined thus far by broken records and program firsts, perhaps it is only fitting that the Whitman women's basketball team is going to end its year playing for the national title. With an 85-70 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater...

Women’s basketball advances to Final Four

Women’s basketball advances to Final Four

Pamela London
March 19, 2014
Filed under SPORTS, Varsity Sports, Web Only, Weekend Recaps, Women's Basketball

The game is done, the nets are cut down and for the first time in program history the Whitman women's basketball team has danced all the way to the Final Four. In front of a raucous crowd that filled the Sherwood Center to the brim Saturday night, Whitman (30-1) defeated Thomas More College (31-1) 76-60 to earn a b...

Women’s Basketball Team Reaches the Elite 8

Kyle Howe
April 4, 2013
Filed under SPORTS

Over spring break, the women's basketball team was hard at work shattering expectations reaching the Elite 8 in the Division III NCAA basketball tournament. This memorable season saw the team go 23-6, even be ranked 11th on the D3 Hoops.com poll and 22nd in the USA Today Coaches Poll. "Words can't...

Whitman Sports Blog: Seniors’ final efforts not enough as Whit teams fall in semis

Pamela London
February 28, 2012
Filed under SPORTS

Two of the most successful seasons in the history of Whitman basketball came to an abrupt end Thursday night in the opening round of the Northwest Conference tournament. Both the men's and the women's teams finished the season in third place and hit the road to open up tournament play. Both teams...

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