Evergreen players score big, team loses to Portland State 76-95

November 20, 2006

Portland, OR - Evergreen's Adam Moore (FR Everett HS)contributed 32 points to the Geoducks total in tonights game against Portland State but the team was unable to recover after falling 14 points behind in the first half.

It was the second regular season game for the Geoducks and the season opener for the PSU Vikings. The Geoducks stand at 1-1 on the season. The Vikings scored the most points since a 101-75 win over Northern Arizona on Jan. 15, 2000 - a span of 174 games.

After spotting the Geoducks the first five points of the game, Portland State went on a 16-3 run. But the Vikings commited eight turnovers in the first 10 minutes, and when Devon Connor-Green (Olympia, WA) hit a driving shot with 9:25 left in the half, the score was tied 23-23.

The Vikings eventually pulled away, using a strong rebounding advantage as they built the lead to 46-32 at halftime. Despite PSU's 13 turnovers, a 24-11 edge on the glass made the difference.

PSU's Juma Kamara ignited an early second-half rally, scoring seven of the Vikings' first nine points as the Portland State lead grew to 55-34 with 16:35 left to play. Evergreen was only able to get with 16 on a handful of occasions after that.

Adam Moore had 32 points, including 27 in the second half, to lead the Geoducks.

Greg Shawdovine ( Tacoma , WA )tallied a strong shooting score of 22 points for the Geoducks. Evergreen made an impressive 84% of their free throws with Shadowvine sinking 10 of 12 shots and Moore shooting 9-9.

Kamara led PSU with 20 points on 8-11 shooting, including 3-4 from three-point range. He was joined in double figures by Scott Morrison, who had 15 points and a career-high 14 rebounds.

The Vikings outrebounded Evergreen State, 50-28.

Tomorrow, Evergreen travels to Eastern Washington University for a 7:30 PM game.

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