McMurry eliminated

CNJ staff

BELTON, Texas — Felix Friedt scored a career-high 35 points, and the Whitworth Pirates eliminated McMurry with a 90-79 victory in the opening round of the Division III men’s basketball tournament Friday at Mary-Hardin Baylor University.

The Pirates defeated Trinity 64-53 on Saturday, also in Belton, to advance to the Sweet 16.

McMurry, coached by former Clovis High coach J.D. Isler, finished the season 20-9. The War Hawks will compete in Division II next season.

Jaden Isler and Bryce Hill, 2008 Clovis High graduates, struggled in their final games. Isler went 3-of-13 for 10 points, with five assists and four turnovers, while Hill shot 2-of-15 to finish with six points.