Shiante Reed scores 18-points in first half of Evergreen's third overtime of the season

January 10, 2003

by James J. Portune

Olympia, WA - Sometime during the season there comes a game that all the practice, film watching and games begin to pay off and the team comes together. Saturday night was just such a night for the Geoducks, as the women's basketball team shot seventy-five percent from three-point range (9-for-12) and scored twenty-seven points higher than their season average. Unfortunately, the three extra shot that Western Baptist (2-2 CCC, 6-8) took were the difference in the game, as the visiting Warriors defeated Evergreen (0-5 CCC, 2-15 Overall), in overtime, 79-73.

Junior shooter Shiante Reed (Tacoma, WA/ Foss HS) was the Geoduck spark in the first half, scoring eighteen of her twenty-one points in the first twenty-minutes. Twelve of those points coming from five three point shots.

With eleven minutes remaining in the second period Evergreen tied the score at 51 all, having trailed for the majority of the game. From then on each team battled equally, with the Warriors holding a slim five point lead with just under a minute to play. A three-point basket from the left elbow by junior transfer Alicia Riddle (Portland, OR/ Benson Polytechnic HS) pulled the Geoducks to within three.

Freshman Karen Cale's (Tumwater, WA/ Black Hills HS) eighteen-foot field goal tied the score at 66, forcing overtime.

Although Western Baptist offense played well during regulation, it played even better in overtime. Picks were solid, passes were crisp and jump shots were on. There in was the five point scoring difference (13-7) that allowed the Warriros to step out of the gym the victors.

Sophomore Lindsy Hinkle lead Western Baptist and all scorers with twenty-two points. Silverdale, Wash., native Cassie Llewellyn had a quiet double-double, with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Saturday night, Evergreen will host Concordia University in a 6:00 p.m. game.