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NWC Ranking
 1. Whitman (1) 16-0 (26-1) 
 2. Whitworth (4) 14-2 (24-3) 
 3. Puget Sound 11-5 (18-7) 
 4. Linfield 10-6 (16-9) 
 5. Pacific 6-10 (12-13) 
 6. Willamette 6-10 (11-14) 
 7. George Fox 4-12 (8-17) 
 8. Lewis & Clark 4-12 (8-17) 
 9. Pacific Lutheran 1-15 (4-20) 

Roachs Shot Lifts Whitworth to NWC Tournament Crown (Photo: NWC)

NWC Women 2017-2018
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Whitworth University 2017-18
Matt Logie Matt Logie Logie
Kyle Roach
Ben Bishop
Jared Christy
Garrett Hull
Ben College
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
1  Roach Kyle 196 (6'5'') G 0 USA
35  Bishop Ben 203 (6'8'') G 0 USA
22  Christy Jared 198 (6'6'') F 0 USA
5  Hull Garrett 183 (6'0'') G 0 USA
4  College Ben 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
12  Lees Sam 193 (6'4'') G 0 USA
10  Lester Jordan 188 (6'2'') G 97 USA
3  Cooke Xavier 183 (6'0'') PG 0 Australia
50  Harland James 188 (6'2'') G 0 Australia
42  Rutherford Cameron 201 (6'7'') G 0 Australia
23  Kohler Brandon 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
20  Johnson CJ 193 (6'4'') F 0 USA
34  Gabriele Joel 183 (6'0'') G 0 USA
15  Crosno Kevin 198 (6'6'') F 0 USA
32  Fogle Tanner 190 (6'3'') G 0 USA
41  Zevenbergen Chewy 208 (6'10'') 0 USA
44  Brown Reed 198 (6'6'') F 0 USA
11  Hernandez Isaiah 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
24  Vargas Kea 185 (6'1'') G 0 USA
Head Coach: Matt Logie
Coach Assistant: Kyle Hurst
Coach Assistant: Kenny Love

Roach's Shot Lifts Whitworth to NWC Tournament Crown - Feb 26, 2018

Kyle Roach (6'5''-G)'s three-pointer as time expired lifted visiting Whitworth University to a stunning 91-88 win over top-ranked Whitman College in the championship of the Northwest Conference men's basketball tournament on Saturday night in Whitman's Sherwood Center.
Roach, the 2018 NWC Player of the Year, hit his shot over a defender from about 30 feet to lift the 4th-ranked Pirates to 24-3 and hand the Bucs the NWC's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.
The win ended Whitworth's seven game losing streak to the Blues, who fell to 26-1. The Pirates rallied from an 11-point second half deficit to pull out the victory.
"I was so proud of the way our guys stayed poised and responded in the second half," said Whitworth head coach Matt Logie . "We talked about putting ourselves in position to make a play at the end and our guys did that."
The game featured 16 ties and 16 lead changes and along the way each team rallied from a significant deficit. Whitworth appeared ready to take a commanding lead into halftime when Roach and Ben College (6'1''-G) combined for three straight three-pointers to give the Bucs a 46-37 lead with two minutes to play in the first period. But Whitman rallied to tie the score 46-46 at halftime, sparked by a three-pointer from Joey Hewitt.
The Blues took their big lead early in the second half, using a 13-0 run to turn a 52-50 deficit into a 63-52 lead with just under 15 minutes to play. The Pirates responded with a 15-4 march to tie the game 67-67 on Garrett Hull's three-pointer with 11:33 to go.
Whitman looked ready to put the game away after Tim Howell's three-point play gave the Blues an 86-82 lead with three minutes to go. Whitman would score only two more points the rest of the way as Whitworth's defense made three big stops.
Isaiah Hernandez (6'1''-G) tied the game 88-88 with 30 seconds left and the Pirates forced Howell to travel with 2.3 seconds left. Roach took the inbounds near midcourt, took two dribbles and got his shot off just before the clock hit zero. It hit nothing but net.
"Kyle showed tonight why he was the league's player of the year," Logie said.
Roach finished with 23 points, while College led the Pirates with 24 points, making 6-10 from three-point range. Hull had his second double-double in as many NWC tournament games with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Whitworth shot 50% from the field, including 50% (13-26) from three-point range.
Hernandez had seven points and three assists off the bench.
"Isaiah provided us some really important minutes tonight," Logie said.
Howell, the 2017 NWC Player of the Year and a three-time first team all-conference honoree, led Whitman with 21 points. Hewitt added 18, while Austin Butler (6'1''-G) finished with 18 points, nine assists and four blocks. Whitman also shot 50% from the floor in the game.
Whitworth won its 13th Northwest Conference tournament title in its 16th appearance. Tonight's game was the Pirates' 15th straight in the conference final.
The NCAA Division III tournament field will be announced at 9:30 am on Monday morning. The Pirates will make their 12th consecutive appearance, 13th overall.
"We look forward to continuing to play," Logie said. "We will be ready, no matter what happens. We are excited to play anyone, anywhere at any time."

Courtesy of D3Hoops

NWC Tournament Final: Whitman - Whitworth 91-88
NWC Tournament Semifinals:
Whitman - Linfield 87-76
Whitworth - Puget Sound 97-79

All-NWC Awards 2018 - Feb 26, 2018

All-NWC 1st Team 2018
Kyle Roach
Jimmy Wohrer
Joey Hewitt
Tim Howell
Jordan Clark

Player of the Year: Kyle Roach (6'5''-G) of Whitworth
Freshman of the Year: Dempsey Roggenbuck (6'4''-SG) of Linfield
Coach of the Year: Eric Bridgeland of Whitman

1st Team
G: Kyle Roach (6'5''-G) of Whitworth
G: Jimmy Wohrer (6'3''-G) of Puget Sound
G: Joey Hewitt (6'2''-G) of Whitman
G: Tim Howell (6'1''-G) of Whitman
C: Jordan Clark (6'4''-C) of Linfield
F: Nate Olowo (6'6''-F) of Pacific

2nd Team
F: Jordan Jenkins (6'5''-F) of Willamette
PG: Mason Green-Richards (6'0''-PG) of George Fox
G: Austin Butler (6'1''-G) of Whitman
F: Jared Christy (6'6''-F) of Whitworth
G: Andrew Vickers (6'1''-G) of Lewis & Clark

Honorable Mention
Ben College (6'1''-G) of Whitworth
Thomas Rico (6'1''-G) of George Fox
Jack Stewart (6'3''-F) of Whitman
Easton Driessen (5'0''-PG) of Puget Sound
Garrett Hull (6'0''-G) of Whitworth
Dempsey Roggenbuck (6'4''-SG) of Linfield


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