Wesley Burke has signed a letter of intent to play for the Wolves next year and we would like to welcome him to the men's basketball team. Wesley was one of the athletes that came for this year's senior showcase and played an outstanding game. He will be coming next year as a shooting guard from Glendora High School. Well look forward to seeing you here next year Wesley.
The Walla Walla University Athletics Department is proud to announce that Gavin Burt has signed a letter of intent to play on the Men's Basketball team next year. Gavin is a transfer student coming from Blue Mountain Community College where he played on their team for two years and assistant coaching for one. He is a physical education major and will be playing point. Welcome to the Wolves Gavin and see you next year.
The Walla Walla University Athletics Department is proud to announce that Dylan Browning has signed a letter of intent to play for the Wolves next year. Dylan comes to us from Mount Ellis Academy. Welcome to the Wolves Dylan. We look forward to seeing you here next year.
We would like to congratulate Alexander Marshall and Ryan Spady for making this year's USCAA list for All-Academic team.
In addition, we would like to congratulate Miguel Martinez for making this year's Pacific Coast Athletic Conference First Team; and Ryan Spady and Tyreek Luckett for making the PCAC Second Team.
Before the final home game on Wednesday, we took a moment to honor our graduating senior this year, James Thorn.
On Wednesday, the Men's team played their final home game against Multnomah University Lions. The Wolves quickly established a lead in the first half that the Lions couldn't overcome. By the final buzzer, the Wolves had a 18 point lead, ending the game with a score of 111-93.
During Week of Worship, Ryan Spady invited everyone out to Thursday's game and promised a good game and a win. Well true to his word, the Wolves played a great game against West Coast Baptist College, winning 90-79. They followed it up with another win against West Coast Baptist in Portland on Friday in a very close game.
Merry Christmas from all of us in the Walla Walla Athletics Department. Over break our basketball teams were busy. The men's team played the University of Idaho, Whitman College, and Pacific University before the year was out and they played two games at Simpson University right before classes started up again. The Lady Wolves played a tournament at Montana State University at the beginning of break and a pair of games against New Hope Christian College right as classes were starting back up. We hope your Holidays went well and can't wait to see you at the next Wolves home game on January 17 when the Men's team plays West Coast Baptist College. See you there!
The Wolves played a close game on Sunday against Montana Tech. At the end of the first half Montana Tech had a one point lead. The game stayed close through the second half with Miguel Martinez sealing a 67-67 tie in the final moments of the game. Montana Tech pulled ahead in overtime but Tristan Greenidge scored 2 threes pulling ahead by 2 points, 79-77.
After starting off the game with a 14 point deficit by the end of the 1st half, the Wolves came back and finished off strong in the second half. In the end they edged Pacific University out for a 4 point victory.
While all the other students went home for break, the Wolves were busy. The men's team played 4 games over break and the women's team had one. Unfortunately neither team was able to come away with a victory, despite some close games. Nevertheless, we hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving and hope to see you at the men's home game this Saturday at 6 p.m.
The Wolves were unable to come back from a deficit in the first quarter against the University of Great Falls.
The Wolves played a close game but the Portland Bible College Wildcats pulled away with a 7 point lead in the final moments of the game.
Walla Walla University held the lead at halftime by two points, but could not hold the lead as Eastern Oregon University pulled away with the victory.
Wolves Travel to La Grande, OR and play the College of Idaho. They outscored the Coyotes in the second half, but could not overcome the deficit that was set in the first half.
First half: New Hope leads 40-35. Second Half: Walla Walla University scored 30 points and New Hope scored 25 points taking the game into Over Time where New Hope scored 15 points and Walla Walla University scored only 8points. Final Score: New Hope 80. Walla Walla University 73. Tristan Greenidge led WWU with 18 points on 9-for-12shooting from the free-throw line. Miguel Martinez and Tyreek Luckett added 11 points each, with Martinez leading his team with eight rebounds. The Wolves play this Friday, November 2nd vs. Eastern Oregon University at Whitman College.
Men open season on the road in University of Montana Western Tournament. They played some competitive basketball, but came up short on both games.