Third Straight Loss for Geoducks in La Grande

Story courtesy of Eastern Oregon sports information

February 14, 2009

LA GRANDE, Ore. - The #11 NAIA Eastern Oregon Mountaineers gave Evergreen their second weekend loss on their home court, winning 86-76.

The Geoducks drop to 15-10 and 11-7 CCC with the loss as EOU continues their 13 game winning streak.

Eastern struggled in the first half to score and to contain the do-it-all junior guard from Evergreen Nate Menefee. Menefee scored 20 of the Geoducks 37 first half points and gave Evergreen a 37-34 advantage going into the intermission.

The Mountaineers went into halftime and attempted to make some adjustments, but Evergreen struck first in the second half, leading by ten at one point.

Eastern called upon their seniors to carry them down the stretch and they did just that.

Neil Fryer was the high point man for the Mounties with 24, while Kris Groce chipped in with twenty of his own, fifteen coming in the second half.

Menefee finished with a game-high 29 points, but had trouble shooting from the outside, going 1-for-7 from the three-point line.

Evergreen hosts #13 NAIA Warner Pacific Friday at 7:30 PM.