No. 4 Whitworth Has 'Chance to Be Really Special' - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Whitworth Basketball

No. 4 Whitworth Has 'Chance to Be Really Special'

Updated:
Whitworth's lone loss against D-III programs this season was against No. 1 Saint Thomas in the first game of the season (Photo: SWX) Whitworth's lone loss against D-III programs this season was against No. 1 Saint Thomas in the first game of the season (Photo: SWX)
MEAD, Wash. -

After two more wins – against Willamette and Linfield – the Whitworth Pirates are on a roll like no other. And it doesn't show any signs of stopping.

Last weekend's wins brought the Bucs' winning streak to 16 games. Their only loss of the season was a season-opening disappointment against No. 1 Saint Thomas.

With every win, Whitworth can see their confidence increasing, and that is thanks to how well they have played over the course of the season.

"We're playing pretty good right now," said senior guard Wade Gebbers. "We're happy with where we're at. There are still a lot of things that we can improve on. We hope we're not playing our basketball because we want to be playing that at the end of the season."

"To string off 16 definitely shows our team's heart and integrity, and how much we care about the season," said senior forward Mack Larkin.

Second-year head coach Matt Logie said his team's success has come as a result of good chemistry and teamwork.

"Our goal wasn't to go undefeated or to win a certain number of games in a row, but to reach our potential as a group," said Logie. "As we've come together I think we're all realized we've got a chance to be really special."

Whitworth's next games are on the road this week. They play at Puget Sound on Friday and at Pacific Lutheran on Saturday. After that, there are just six more games until the end of the season and the beginning of the NCAA D-III Tournament.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • WhitworthWhitworthMore>>

  • Four Whitworth softball players earn All-Region honors

    Four Whitworth softball players earn All-Region honors

    Courtesy: Whitworth AthleticsCourtesy: Whitworth Athletics

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Fresh off of the most successful season in school history, four Whitworth University softball players have received All-West Region recognition through the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, which released its list of all-region teams on Monday night. All-Region recognition is based on voting by NFCA member coaches.  Click here for the entire list of NCAA Division III All-Region teams. Senior pitcher Madi Perez and senior des...

    More >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. – Fresh off of the most successful season in school history, four Whitworth University softball players have received All-West Region recognition through the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, which released its list of all-region teams on Monday night. All-Region recognition is based on voting by NFCA member coaches.  Click here for the entire list of NCAA Division III All-Region teams. Senior pitcher Madi Perez and senior des...

    More >>
  • Bucs fall to ETBU 7-5 as Whitworth's historic season ends in NCAA regional final

    Bucs fall to ETBU 7-5 as Whitworth's historic season ends in NCAA regional final

    Photo: ETBU AthleticsPhoto: ETBU Athletics

    MARSHALL, Texas – Tenth-ranked East Texas Baptist held on to defeat #17 Whitworth 7-5 in the championship of the Marshal, Texas NCAA Division III Softball Regional on Sunday afternoon.

    More >>

    MARSHALL, Texas – Tenth-ranked East Texas Baptist held on to defeat #17 Whitworth 7-5 in the championship of the Marshal, Texas NCAA Division III Softball Regional on Sunday afternoon.

    More >>
  • Pirates Win to Force Winner-Take-All at NCAA Softball Regional

    Pirates Win to Force Winner-Take-All at NCAA Softball Regional

    by Whitworth Athletics MARSHALL, Texas – Madi Perez and Rheanne Lewis led 17th-ranked Whitworth to a 3-1 win over 10th-ranked East Texas Baptist on Saturday afternoon, forcing a final winner-take-all game on Sunday for the championship of the Marshall, Texas NCAA Division III Softball Regional. Perez pitched a complete game to improve to 25-5 while Lewis went 3-3 at the plate with a home run to help the Pirates improve to 37-10 and earn their second win of the NCAA regional....More >>
    by Whitworth Athletics MARSHALL, Texas – Madi Perez and Rheanne Lewis led 17th-ranked Whitworth to a 3-1 win over 10th-ranked East Texas Baptist on Saturday afternoon, forcing a final winner-take-all game on Sunday for the championship of the Marshall, Texas NCAA Division III Softball Regional. Perez pitched a complete game to improve to 25-5 while Lewis went 3-3 at the plate with a home run to help the Pirates improve to 37-10 and earn their second win of the NCAA regional....More >>