2011-12 Women's Basketball News
February 21, 2012
Belcher Named First Team All-NWC
Lexi Belcher has been to the All-Northwest Conference First Team in women’s basketball.
February 18, 2012
Whitworth Runs Past Willamette After Halftime
Whitworth overcame a halftime deficit against visiting Willamette and defeated the Bearcats 90-67 in the NWC women’s basketball season finale for both teams on Saturday night.
February 15, 2012
Whitman Ends Whitworth's NWC Playoff Hopes
Whitman defeated visiting Whitworth 71-52 on Tuesday night to eliminate any chance for the Pirates to make the 2012 Northwest Conference women’s basketball tournament.
February 13, 2012
Win or Done for Whitworth Women
It may take a miracle, but the Whitworth women’s basketball team still has a shot at making the 2012 Northwest Conference tournament.
February 11, 2012
Pirate Rally Falls Short at Pacific
Whitworth’s hopes for a spot in the Northwest Conference women’s basketball tournament took a hard hit following a 78-70 loss at Pacific University on Saturday night.
February 10, 2012
Belcher Shoots Whitworth to Win at Linfield
Lexi Belcher scored a career-high 33 points to lead visiting Whitworth to a 93-73 win at Linfield on Friday night, keeping the Pirates’ flickering Northwest Conference playoff hopes alive.
February 7, 2012
It is Do-Or-Die Weekend for the Pirate Women
If Whitworth is to have a chance to catch UPS for the fourth and final playoff spot in the NWC tournament, the Bucs will likely have to win all four of their remaining games.
February 4, 2012
PLU Tops Whitworth in Overtime Thriller
Mackenzie Bieker hit a pair of free throws with eight seconds left in overtime to secure an 87-83 win for visiting Pacific Lutheran over Whitworth on Saturday.
February 3, 2012
Belcher's Double-Double Lifts Whitworth Over UPS
Lexi Belcher’s 17 points and 11 rebounds led Whitworth to a 69-61 upset of visiting Puget Sound on Friday night
January 31, 2012
Whitworth Women Face Key Weekend
If the Whitworth women’s basketball team is going to make a move toward contending for a spot in the Northwest Conference post-season tournament, that move will have to begin this week.
January 28, 2012
Pirate Women Hang With 8th-Ranked Pioneers
Visiting Whitworth hung right with 8th-ranked Lewis & Clark for much of the game before the Pioneers pulled away late for an 82-70 victory on Saturday.
January 27, 2012
George Fox Dominates Whitworth's Women
It was too much of third-ranked George Fox in a 75-48 win over visiting Whitworth in a Northwest Conference women’s basketball game on Friday night.
January 24, 2012
Pirate Women Travel to Play Top-Ten Foes
The Whitworth women’s basketball team faces its most challenging weekend trip of the season this week.
January 20, 2012
Whitworth Women Wallop Willamette
Kendra Lahue came off of the bench to lead Whitworth to an 88-46 win at Willamette in a Northwest Conference women’s basketball game on Friday night.
January 17, 2012
Whitman Surges Past Whitworth in the Second Half
Janele Peterson scored 22 points to lead visiting Whitman to a 78-70 comeback win at Whitworth.
January 14, 2012
Guthrie's Free Throws Give Whitworth a Win
Emily Guthrie made a pair of free throws with 10 seconds left to help Whitworth University hold off visiting Linfield College 75-73.
January 13, 2012
Picha Lifts Whitworth Over Pacific in Overtime
Lauren Picha sent the game into overtime with a late basket, then hit a huge three in the extra period to help lift Whitworth to a 70-68 win over visiting Pacific University.
January 10, 2012
It Looks Like Moving Week for Whitworth's Women
With three upcoming home games over a five-day period, the Pirates have a chance to make a move up the Northwest Conference standings.
January 7, 2012
Pirates See Second-Half Lead Slip Away
Puget Sound came back from a seven-point deficit to beat visiting Whitworth in a Northwest Conference women’s basketball game on Saturday at Memorial Field House.
January 6, 2012
Whitworth Ends Long Losing Streak at PLU
Visiting Whitworth used an entire team effort to overcome the huge performance by Pacific Lutheran’s Samantha Potter in an 80-67 Northwest Conference women’s basketball victory on Friday night at Olson Auditorium.
January 3, 2012
Whitworth Returns to Action at PLU and UPS
The Whitworth women's basketball team returns to action this week with an important Northwest Conference trip to Tacoma, Washington.
December 17, 2011
Pirates Push Warriors Before Falling 79-72
Lewis-Clark State kept just out of reach of upset-minded Whitworth in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.
December 13, 2011
Pirate Women Host #4 Lewis-Clark State Following Finals
The Whitworth women's basketball team is competing in the classroom this week by taking final exams for the fall semester. The Pirates' reward for their hard work? They will get a match-up with Lewis-Clark State College, currently ranked 4th in the NAIA Division I poll.
December 11, 2011
Guthrie's Shooting Leads Whitworth to an Easy Win
Emily Guthrie exploded for 29 points and tied a school record with eight three-pointers to lead Whitworth to a 95-49 win over Lancaster Bible College on Saturday night at the Kim Evanger Raney Classic hosted by Whitman.
December 9, 2011
Pirate Women Rally Past UC Santa Cruz
Lexi Belcher scored 16 of her team-high 18 points in the second half to help Whitworth rally for a 70-65 win over UC Santa Cruz in the opening game of the Kim Evanger Raney Classic hosted by Whitman College on Friday night.
December 6, 2011
Pirate Women Headed to Tournament in Walla Walla
The Whitworth women's basketball team will try to return to the win column this weekend when the Pirates compete in the Kim Evanger Raney Classic hosted by Whitman College in Walla Walla.
December 4, 2011
#3 George Fox Holds Off Whitworth
While the final score will go down as an 81-69 win for visiting George Fox, host Whitworth hopes that tonight's Northwest Conference women's basketball loss means that the missing shooting touch has returned.
December 2, 2011
Pirate Women Fall to #18 Lewis & Clark in NWC Opener
Whitworth hung with 18th-ranked Lewis & Clark for 35 minutes, but the visiting Pioneers pulled away over the final five minutes for a 69-56 win in the Northwest Conference opener for both schools on Friday night.
November 28, 2011
Whitworth Set to Host NWC Women's Powerhouses
Whitworth will open Northwest Conference play this week by hosting Lewis & Clark College and George Fox University on Friday and Saturday night. The Pirates have their work cut out for them as they will take on the defending conference co-champions who are currently both unbeaten and nationally-ranked.
November 27, 2011
Whitworth Runs By Chapman 81-62
This time the Pirates built on the strong first half. Whitworth pulled away for an 81-62 win over Chapman in the women's Posada Royale Classic on Sunday afternoon at California Lutheran University.
November 26, 2011
Cal Lutheran Rallies Past Whitworth
Visiting Whitworth build a seven-point halftime lead but California Lutheran rallied for a 67-64 win on the first night of the women's Posada Royale Classic on Saturday.
November 22, 2011
Picha Leads Whitworth to First Win
Lauren Picha scored a career-high 27 points to lift visiting Whitworth to a 72-67 win at Evergreen State College in a non-conference women's basketball game on Wednesday night.
November 21, 2011
Whitworth Women to Play Three on the Road this Week
Whitworth heads into this week looking to put the pieces in place for a first victory in 2011-12. The Pirates opened this season 0-3 last week and hope to sustain the positive efforts in each of those losses and learn from the mistakes.
November 19, 2011
Whitworth Falls to Wisconsin-Whitewater 80-57
The second half has not been kind to the Whitworth women's basketball team this season. That was the case again on Saturday afternoon as Wisconsin-Whitewater outscored the Pirates 45-26 after halftime on the way to an 80-57 win at the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic hosted by Millikin College.
November 18, 2011
Millikin Runs Past Whitworth 77-64
Millikin used a 13-2 run midway through the second half to pull away for a 77-64 win over visiting Whitworth in the opening game of the Big Blue's Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Friday night.
November 15, 2011
Whitworth Falls to Eastern Oregon in Season Opener
First game jitters might have gotten the better of Whitworth on Tuesday night during a season-opening 67-63 loss to Eastern Oregon in a non-conference women's basketball game at the Whitworth Fieldhouse.
November 14, 2011
Whitworth Set to Open Women's Basketball Season
Can a team be veteran and young at the same time? That seems the only way to describe the 2011-12 Whitworth women's basketball team, which returns four starters and nine of the top ten scorers from last season, yet still has only one senior and three juniors on the 14-player roster.