Evergreen men's basketball atLewis Clark State 2004

November 27, 2004

The Evergreen State College improved considerably in the span of one week, but not quite enough, as Lewis-Clark State defeated the Geoducks 75-67 in college men's basketball Saturday night.

Fresh off a win over the defending National Champions Oregon Tech, the Warriors have proven themselves to be as difficult an NAIA opponent as Evergreen could face all season.
After losing to the Warriors by 27 points at home last week, Evergreen cut the margin of loss to the No. 10-ranked NAIA team to just eight this time.

"We did a great job of making some shots, and defensively we created some turnovers," Evergreen coach John Barbee said.

"At first it looked like it was going to be like the first game. We were down by 19 at the half, but we turned it around."

The difference in the outcome came at the foul line, where Lewis-Clark St. was 28-for-35 and Evergreen was 6-for-9. The loss was the Geoducks' fourth straight after opening the season 2-0. The Warriors improved to 7-3.

Geoduck seniors Water Tucker and Julius Marshall led The Evergreen State College combining for 35 points of the team's 67 points and hauling down 15 rebounds.

The Warriors balanced attack put five players in double figures led by Skyler Wilson's 14.

The Geoducks look to break their losing streak tomorrow when they face Whitman College in Walla Walla.