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Blues’ basketball teams come back ready for 2019-20 season

First-year Macy Hampton dribbles the ball.

Dylan Mathias, Sports Reporter

October 24, 2019

Last Tuesday, Oct. 15, marked the first day of practice for both the Blues basketball teams and the beginning of a season full of high hopes. The women’s team began with two consecutive 5:30 a.m. practices, though senior forward Lily Gustafson hasn’t given too much thought to the bright and early...

Student Section Contributes to Blues Basketball Success

Illustration by Elena Kaminskaia

Emily Solomon, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

The men’s basketball team finished the 2018-19 season with a 26-1 record, with the only loss coming from a three point double overtime game at Pomona Pitzer. Fortunately for the Blues, the NCAA granted the squad a chance to avenge their sole season loss on Saturday, March 2 as Pitzer joined the Bl...

Women’s and Men’s Basketball Dominate Northwest Conference

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2019

With sights set on another successful postseason, the women’s basketball team fought hard. Ultimately, the Blues fell to George Fox 52 - 66 in the Northwest Conference Tournament championship. Senior Maegen Martin (#20) ended her four years as a Blue with a season high score of 28 points, more than h...

Blues Basketball Hosts Battle of the Whits

Mens basketball secured a 110- 98 win against Whitworth

Lennae Starr, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2019

Last Tuesday the Battle of the Whits raged on in Sherwood Athletic Center, with both the Blues women’s and men’s basketball teams emerging victorious against the Whitworth Pirates. The final score of the women’s game was 89-78, racketing up Head Coach Michelle Ferenz’s 300th win over her ...

Sun and Basketball

Emily Solomon, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018

The Whitman College men's basketball team traveled to Claremont, California a few weekends ago to take on their last two non-conference opponents of the season. On Friday, the team took on Claremont-Mudd-Scripps College, who they defeated 84-75, but the real challenge came Saturday night. The now si...

Whitman Basketball – NWC Tournament Champions

Whitman Basketball - NWC Tournament Champions

Ridley Eastland-Fruit, Sports Editor

February 26, 2017

In men's basketball #2 Whitman College hosted #4 Whitworth University in a Northwest Conference Championship title showdown Saturday night. The Blues claimed the top spot after narrowly ousting their rival 86-83 in overtime. This was Whitman's second Championship title of the night. At the U...

Men’s Basketball Caps Historic Season With Trip to Sweet 16

April 4, 2016

The Whitman Men’s Basketball team just came off of an incredible season, filled with many firsts. They put together the most wins in the school’s history and received a birth to the DIII national tournament for the first time, making it all the way to the sweet sixteen. Coach Eric Bridgeland attributes...

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

March 10, 2016

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

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...

With season on the line, men’s basketball looks forward to crucial conference semifinal

Photo by Natalie Mutter

Alden Glass

February 25, 2016

The Whitman Men’s Basketball team finished out conference play this weekend with two convincing wins over University of Puget Sound and Pacific Lutheran University to finish second in conference with a record of 14-2. Conference rivals Whitworth clinched the first seed after two much tighter contests...

Season-ending Injury Forces Redefined Leadership Role for Senior Jackson Clough

Photo by Tywen Kelly

February 4, 2016

As the men's basketball season approached in the fall of 2015, there were high expectations for senior guard Jackson Clough, who was predicted to play a vital role in the success of the team's season. What was not predicted however, was that Clough’s contributions would not come from his stellar play...

Men’s Basketball eyes NWC title after historic beginning to ’15-16 campaign

Alden Glass

January 28, 2016

During the final home game of the fall semester, the Sherwood Athletic Center echoed with chants of "undefeated" in the aftermath of yet another Whitman men’s basketball win. With an impressive 9-0 start to the 2015-16 season, the excitement and anticipation around this team was almost visibl...

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