Karriem Fielding has first double-double against Southern Oregon

January 03, 2004

by James J. Portune

OLYMPIA, WA -- Lack of consistency proved to be the demise of The Evergreen Men's Basketball team (1-3 Cascade Conference, 4-11 Overall) Saturday night at home, as they lost 81-70 to the Southern Oregon Raiders.

In the first half Evergreen outscored the Raiders 37-36, even though they made 37% of their field goals and Southern Oregon made 52%, shot 35% from behind the three-point arc and SOU shot 37%, and made 80% of their free throws, compared to the 100% made by the Raiders. The Geoducks made the difference up in offensive rebounds, converting 11 rebounds into nine points.

Iin the second half Evergreen agains out-rebounded Southern Oregon, pulling down SOU 9 to 6, but SOU scored 45 second half point by increasing their field goal percentage to 61%. Evergreen on the other hand had difficulty making three point shots, going 3-for-13 (23%) in the second twenty minutes, and scored on 33 points.

Karriem Fielding

On a positive note, senior point guard Karriem Fielding (Sacramento, Calif./ Burbank H.S.) continued to play well. His 17-points and 12 rebounds were a team high and the first time Fielding has had a double-double game in an Evergreen uniform.

Also playing well for Evergreen was senior forward Adam Laneer (Tumwater, Wash./Tumwater H.S.). Laneer converted 6-of-10 field goals into 15 points, the third highest game total.

The Geoducks next two games will be on the road this weekend. Friday (Jan. 9) they will be in Salem, Ore., to take on Western Baptist (1-2 CCC, 8-6 Ovr). Saturday (Jan. 10), Evergreen will be in Portland, Ore., to take on Concordia University (2-1 CCC, 10-5 Ovr)