Evergreen shoots 19% from the field in second half

January 24, 2003

by Devin Jones

Klamath Falls, OR - Still searching. That's what the women's basketball team at The Evergreen State College is doing right now, still searching for their first conference victory of the season.

They have come close, unfortunately the team has been unable to put 40 minutes of good basketball together as of late.

On Friday evening, the Geoducks (0-10 conference, 3-19 overall) faced the Oregon Tech Hustlin' Owls (7-2 conference, 12-7 overall).

Evergreen shot the ball well in the first half going 12-17 from the field (44%), and despite a 13 point deficit midway through the half, the Geoducks trailed by only nine, 36-27 at half time.

Then the second half rolled around and the Geoducks cold shooting took over. Evergreen shot a disappointing 19% from the field in the second half, converting on only five of their 26 attempts. Evergreen's cold shooting led to a 71-44 victory for the Hustlin' Owls.

Oregon Tech dominated the game, ending the night with four players scoring in double figures. Pam Frei and Jamie Stanford led the Owls with 15 points each. Frei also grabbed a team high 10 rebounds, giving her a double double for the game.

Katya Spiecker added 14 points on 5-6 shooting and dished out a game high eight assists, and Kyra Cleveland chipped in 11 points (3-7) to help lead Oregon Tech to victory.

Evergreen had one player reach double digits in scoring; Karen Cale (Tumwater, WA/ Black Hills HS) had a team high 10 points on 4-10 shooting and grabbed a game high 11 rebounds, giving her her second straight double double.

Alicia Riddle (Portland, OR/ Polytechnic HS) and Courtney Brandon (Pomeroy, WA/ Pomeroy HS) each chipped in nine points respectively in the loss.

Overall the Geoducks shot 32% (17-53) for the game, including 28% (4-14) from the three-point line, and 54% (6-11) from the free throw line. Evergreen was also outrebounded 39-28 and had 19 turnovers on the night.

After falling to Oregon Tech, the Geoducks will hope to rebound tomorrow evening when they face #21 ranked Southern Oregon Red Raiders in Ashland, Oregon. Game time will be at 6:00 p.m.