2011-12 Women's Basketball News
March 1, 2012
Navales-Lugtu earns 1st Team All-SCIAC recognition
The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2011-12 all-conference teams this morning and Whittier College had freshman Dannika Navales-Lugtu represent the women’s basketball program on 1st Team.
February 18, 2012
Poet conclude 2011-12 season with loss to Sagehens
The Whittier College women’s basketball team completed their 2011-12 season with a narrow loss to the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer 73-67 on Saturday evening.
February 16, 2012
Poets fall on senior day to Leopards despite double double from White
The Whittier College women’s basketball team finished their final home game of the regular season with a loss to the Leopards of the University of La Verne 86-64 on senior day.
February 11, 2012
Whittier drops heartbreaker to Occidental
The Whittier College women’s basketball team for the second time this year lost to the Tigers of Occidental College by four points making it the narrowest margin in a game for the Poets thus far this season.
February 9, 2012
Whittier drops out of playoff hunt with loss to Regals
The Whittier College women’s basketball team’s playoff picture has now been erased as they fell to the Regals of Cal Lutheran University 65-47 Thursday evening.
February 4, 2012
Poets stun Athenas in upset of year 59-56; Keep playoff hopes alive
The Whittier College women’s basketball team celebrated their biggest upset of the year as they knocked off the Athena’s of Claremont-M-S 59-56 Saturday evening in a game that came down to the final buzzer.
February 2, 2012
Second half surge pushes Bulldogs past Poets 85-57
The Whittier College women’s basketball team pushed the Bulldogs early but was unable to stop their second half surge falling 85-57 to the University of Redlands.
January 28, 2012
Whittier’s post season berth remains alive; Cruise to 57-32 victory over Caltech
The Whittier College women’s basketball team’s playoff hopes remain alive as they cruised to a 57-32 victory over the Beavers of Caltech marking their second win over them this season.
January 26, 2012
Poets post season hopes look bleak with loss to Leopards
The Whittier College women’s basketball team has almost been knocked out of SCIAC Post Season contention as they fell to the Leopards of the University of La Verne Thursday evening 83-67.
January 21, 2012
Poets can’t complete comeback; Fall to Athena’s 62-56
Whittier set a season-high by shooting 93% from the charity stripe but couldn't find the answer to Claremont-M-S' presence inside as the Athenas held off a late charge by the Poets, 62-56, on Saturday night.
January 19, 2012
Poets hold off Sagehens for five point victory
The Whittier College women’s basketball team after narrowly missing the upset of Occidental College this past week held on for the five point victory over the Sagehens of Pomona-Pitzer behind a stellar performance from junior Alex Coon.
January 14, 2012
Upset bid falls short as Oxy holds on for narrow victory
The Whittier College women’s basketball team’s second half comeback just fell short to the Tigers of Occidental College as they narrowly missed the upset 73-67 to the first place team in SCIAC.
January 12, 2012
Poets cruise to first SCIAC victory 66-43 over Caltech
The Whittier College women’s basketball team cruised to their fourth win of the season and their first SCIAC victory over the Beavers of the California Institute of Technology 66-43 behind freshman Dannicka Navales-Lugtu’s game high 16 points.
January 7, 2012
Poets drop second straight SCIAC game; Comeback falls short to Bulldogs
The Whittier College women’s basketball team dropped their second straight SCIAC game this week as their second half comeback fell short as they fell 60-45 to the Bulldogs of the University of Redlands.
January 5, 2012
Poets narrowly miss upset; Fall in SCIAC opener 60-52 to Regals
The Whittier College women’s basketball team who is coming off of a win over CSU Maritime was unable to pull off the upset win over the Regals of Cal Lutheran University as their first half lead was short-lived as they fell 60-52 in their SCIAC opener.
January 1, 2012
Poets open up the New Year with an impressive 70-60 victory over Keelhaulers
The celebration of the New Year didn’t just stop at midnight but carried over into the New Year when the women’s basketball team avenged their previous loss to the Keelhaulers of CSU Maritime with a 70-60 victory Sunday afternoon.
December 30, 2011
Poet’s second half comeback falls short to Titans in Poet Classic Finale
The Whittier College women’s basketball team after suffering a tough loss to Regis College in the Purple & Gold Poet Classic Opener fell yet again to the Titans of Illinois Wesleyan 86-56 in the women’s finale.
December 29, 2011
Poets drop nail biter in Poet Classic opener 64-59 to Regis College
The Whittier College women's basketball team battled in this afternoon’s contest and put on a show for the 200 plus in attendance late in the game, but ultimately was unable to complete the comeback, falling to Regis College, 64-59, Thursday at the 2011 Purple & Gold Poet Classic. The loss now drops Whittier to 2-7 on the young season, while Regis moves to 5-2.
December 19, 2011
Lew leads Poets past Earlham in second win of the season 77-59
The Whittier College women’s basketball team won their second home game of the season over Earlham College 77-59 behind a strong performance from senior Keimi Lew who chipped in with 16 points and five assists.
December 18, 2011
Poets drop tough decision to No. 13 Lewis & Clark (Ore.)
The Whittier College women’s basketball team returned home to the friendly confines of the Graham Athletic Center to open their six game home stand but fell to the nationally ranked Pioneers of Lewis & Clark (Ore.) 76-62.
December 3, 2011
Poets drop second straight to Menlo in Day 2 of Santa Cruz Invite
The Whittier College women’s basketball team dropped their second straight game in Day 2 of the UC Santa Cruz Invite to Menlo 73-49 despite a strong performance from junior Alex Coon.
December 2, 2011
UC Santa Cruz too much for Poets in Day 1 of Santa Cruz Invitational
The Whittier College women’s basketball team coming off of a big upset win over Linfield prior to Thanksgiving traveled up North to take part in the UC Santa Cruz Invitational but fell to the hosts 69-42.
November 23, 2011
Whittier lets it rain three’s; Earn first win of the season over Linfield
The Whittier College women’s basketball team played their best game of the season against a very tough Linfield squad and came away with the 76-69 victory thanks to 47% shooting from three point territory.
November 19, 2011
Aranda’s 22 points not enough as Keelhaulers hold on for two point victory
For the second straight game, the Whittier College women’s basketball team has gone down to the wire and has come away empty as they again lost in the final minute of play 81-79 to the Keelhaulers of Cal St. Maritime.
November 18, 2011
Second half surge pushes Pioneers past Poets 68-65
The Whittier College women’s basketball team jumped out to an early lead but saw it diminish in the second half as the Pioneers went on to claim the three point victory 68-65.
November 15, 2011
Whittier opens up 2011-12 season with loss to Eagles
The Whittier College women’s basketball team got underway with their 2011-12 season but were no match for the Eagles of Biola University as they lost 82-32 Tuesday evening.
November 11, 2011
Women’s basketball releases 2011-12 schedule
Third year Head Coach Brad Durchslag has put together a tough 2011-12 schedule which features 13 home games, the UC Santa Cruz Tournament and the 38th Annual Purple & Gold Poet Classic.
November 8, 2011
2011-12 Basketball Forum; Live today at 12pm
The men’s and women’s basketball season is upon us and head coaches Brad Durchslag (women) and Rock Carter (men) are sitting down with Director of Sports Information Lance Franey to discuss the upcoming season.