Geoducks Sweep Warriors with Four Point Win
February 8, 2003
by Devin Jones
SALEM, OR -- With a home play-off game in reach, the Geoducks came into Saturday nights contest against the Western Baptist Warriors with a purpose.make a run to end the season and go into the play-offs on a four game winning streak.
With that purpose in mind, Evergreen (7-8 conference, 13-16 overall) pulled out a four-point victory over the Warriors (7-7 conference, 9-16 overall), 93-89.
The first half was a battle, with both teams shooting at least 50% from the field, including better than 43% from behind the three-point line. The Geoducks, down 12-9 early in the first half, went on a 10-0 run to go up 19-12.
Evergreen's Haikima Moore (Dallas, Texas / Allen HS) led the 10-0 run, scoring 23 first half points on 9-15 shooting.
But the Warriors battled back behind Eric Fiegi, who scored 18 first half points and Marty Reid, who dished out 10 first half assists, to take a one point lead going into the locker rooms, 48-47.
During the second half, the Geoducks kept the game close and with less than five minutes left in regulation, built a seven-point lead of their own.
Western Baptist cut the lead to two, but couldn't get any closer as the Evergreen held off the Warriors for the win.
For the first time in Evergreen history, the Geoducks had two players finish the game with a double double. Moore, who scored 23 points in the first half, ended the game with a team high 28 points (11-20) and 11 rebounds. Mike Parker (Washington DC / Clover Park HS), last weeks Cascade Conference Player of the Week, also had a double double with 25 points on 10-16 shooting and tore down 11 boards of his own. Parker also dished out three assists on the night.
Adam Laneer (Tumwater, Wash. / Tumwater HS) chipped in 15 points for the Geoducks on 6-12 shooting, and Devin Jones (Ogden, Utah / Bonneville HS) added 13, all in the second half, going 6-10 from the field.
Fiegi led all scorers with 34 points for the Warriors going 14-22 from the floor and tearing down seven boards. Adam Collier had 25 points on 8-15 shooting, including an outstanding 7-11 from downtown.
Reid chipped in 16 points (6-13) in the loss for Western Baptist and dished out a game high 14 assists. Reid's first assists of the night made him only the third player in Warrior history to reach the 600-assist milestone in a career.
The Geoducks will have a week off before their next home game when they face Northwest College on Friday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m. The game will kick off a three game home stand to round out the season for Evergreen, before play-offs begin.
The remaining two games will take place the following weekend, February 21 and 22, against Warner Pacific and Cascade College. Both games will begin at 8:00 p.m.