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Men's Basketball vs St. Martins 2004

November 5, 2004

OLYMPIA, WA -- It was all Saints early and all Geoducks late as The Evergreen State College men's basketball downed cross-town rival Saint Martin's in overtime tonight by a score of 74 -67.

After opening the game with a dismal offensive display-the Geoducks managed just 12 points in the first 15 minutes as the Saints opened up a sixteen point lead-Evergreen climbed back into the competition with some hard-nosed defending and two momentum-changing three-pointers by Dennis Flynn. Over the final five minutes of the first half the Geoducks closed the Saint lead to 36-31.

In the second half, the Geoducks were whistled for ten fouls in the first eight minutes of the period, but the Saints couldn't capatilize. The two teams traded four and six point runs until Evergreen took their first lead of the night 50-49 with 11:14 remaining in the game.

Evergreen would stretch the lead to five points at 56-51, but it was the Saint's turn to mount a comeback. The Geoducks went ahead 63-61 with just under a minute left on Giovonne Wood's basket and got possession of the ball with 36 seconds left when Walter Tucker rebounded a Trevor Dunstan miss. The Saints were forced to foul, but Wes Newton missed two free throws to leave the door open for the Saints.

A basket with 16 seconds left by Nick Moxley tied the game at 63 and set up overtime.

Saint Martin's claimed the first basket of the extra period, but then collapsed in as flurry of ball-handling errors. Saints turnovers and Evergreen steals led to several easy baskets for the Geoducks as they put the game away 74-67.

With the win the Evergreen sits at 1-0 on the year and will head to New Orleans for a tournament at Xavier University November 12th and 13th.