Alumni edge whitworth men’s basketball team

by Connor Soudani

The Whitworth men’s basketball team took part in a game against Whitworth alumni basketball players last Friday.  The game proved to be a close one as the Whitworth men were tied with the Alumni 82-82 at the end of regulation.  Through five minutes of overtime, the Alumni took control and beat the Whitworth men 96-91.  Sophomore post Taylor Farnsworth led the Pirates with 16 points followed by junior guard Dustin McConnell with 15 and freshman guard George Valle with 14.

The men are ranked 14th nationally in the preseason men’s basketball poll. The Pirates will look for new contributions this season after the loss of All-Northwest Conference post Felix Friedt, All-NWC forward Idris Lasisi, along with forward Jack Loofburrow and post Michael Taylor.

The Pirates will begin their next matchup on Nov. 6 when they play Idaho State in Pocatello, Idaho.

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