Willamette Drops First Game of The Year To Whitman in Walla Walla, 64-63

Willamette's John Olinger hit six 3-pointers and went on to score 24 points Sunday. The Bearcats (5-5, 0-1) would still go on to lose at Whitman (5-5, 1-0) despite leading 36-29 at the half.

Willamette's David Force added 14 points and five assists as the Missionaries went on to win both team's Northwest Conference opener.

WHITMAN 64, WILLAMETTE 63

WILLAMETTE (5-5, 0-1)
Olinger, John 9-14 0-1 24; Force, David 4-11 4-4 14; Ralfs, Ryan 4-8 1-4 9;
Garrelts, Brennan 4-11 1-2 9; Greeley, Henry 1-5 0-0 3; Erickson, Josh 1-1
0-0 2; Sandgathe, Miles 1-8 0-0 2; McDevitt, P.J. 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 24-63
6-11 63.

WHITMAN (5-5, 1-0)
Ricker, Greg 8-14 0-0 17; Nelson, Casey 7-9 2-4 16; Pounds, Jacob 4-7 1-2
11; Kofler, Erik 2-2 0-0 4; Dalvit, Kyle 2-6 0-0 4; Parker, Nick 2-4 0-0 4;
Will, Cale 1-2 0-0 3; Caldwell, Greg 1-4 0-0 3; Peterson, Mike 0-1 2-2 2;
Airy, Matt 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 27-53 5-8 64.
Willamette.................... 36 27 - 63
Whitman....................... 29 35 - 64
3-point goals-Willamette 9-33 (Olinger, John 6-10; Force, David 2-5;
Greeley, Henry 1-5; Sandgathe, Miles 0-5; McDevitt, P.J. 0-4; Garrelts,
Brennan 0-4), Whitman 5-15 (Pounds, Jacob 2-4; Will, Cale 1-2; Ricker, Greg
1-2; Caldwell, Greg 1-2; Parker, Nick 0-1; Airy, Matt 0-4). Fouled
out--Willamette-None, Whitman-None. Rebounds-Willamette 34 (Ralfs, Ryan 9),
Whitman 35 (Kofler, Erik 7). Assists-Willamette 10 (Force, David 5), Whitman
13 (Ricker, Greg 4). Total fouls-Willamette 13, Whitman 13. A-123