Wildcats Dethroned by the Blues

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Max Lommen (#14) makes a shot in Thursday's game against Whitman College.

Chase Whittaker, Sports Editor

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Coming off a big home win last Saturday night, the Wildcats fell short to the Whitman College Blues 85-70. Despite the slow start, the ‘Cats crept back up on the Blues right before halftime going into the break down by only 2 points. The Blues showed no signs of stopping with the duo Darne Duckett and Jaron Kirkley combing for 45 points on the night.

The offensive struggles posed the biggest problem for the Wildcats as they shot 26.5% from the field and going 5-16 from beyond the arc. While the season may have come to an end, the Wildcats finished a record book season with high hopes carrying into next season.

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Will Burghardt (#5) turns the corner to find an open pass.

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Grant Gibb (#15) signals to the roaring crowd after scoring a three-pointer before half as the Wildcats trail 27-25.

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Tanner Autencio (#11) surveys the court trying to find an open pass as the ‘Cats trail the Blues 54-44

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Dempsey Roggenbuck (#4) stares at the basket as his mid-range jump shot swishes in the hoop.

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Max Lommen (#14) shoots his free throw after earning a foul.

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Dempsey Roggenbuck (#4) drives to the basket, pushing for some needed points in the final minutes of the game.

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Carson Bonine (#10) and Grant Gibb (#15) leap for the ball as the Cats’ trail with 2 minutes remaining 80-67.