Geoducks shoot 42% from free throw line in loss

February 7, 2003

by Devin Jones

Portland, OR - For 30 minutes on Friday evening, the Geoducks kept the Concordia Cavaliers in check and trailed by only five points, giving Evergreen hope that they just might get their much sought after first conference victory.

However, the in the last ten minutes of the game the Geoducks (0-14 conference, 3-23 overall) ran out of gas and the Cavaliers (6-7 conference, 8-16 overall) charged on, handing Evergreen their 14th straight conference loss, 72-57.

Evergreen trailed by only five points at halftime, 30-25, but in the back of their minds had to be telling themselves that if they hit their free throws, they could possibly have the lead. The Geoducks were 6-13 (46%) from the line in the first half, compared to the Cavaliers 7-10 (70%)

The Geoducks struggled from the free throw line all game, and although battling and giving it their all, couldn't find the basket down the stretch resulting in the 15 point loss.

Evergreen shot only 42% from the line for the game, going 11-26. Overall the Geoducks only shot 34% (22-63) from the field on the night.

The Cavaliers were much more successful, converting 75% of their free throw attempts (18-24) and shooting 45% from the field (26-57).

Leading the Cavaliers was Christy Rickert who scored a game high 25 points on 9-15 shooting. Rickert also had three steals, but also had a team high six turnovers.

Amanda Tweedy followed Rickert with 20 points of her own, going 9-14 from the field. Tweedy also grabbed seven boards, and had three blocks.

Evergreen's Karen Cale (Tumwater, WA/ Black Hills HS) and Alicia Riddle (Portland, OR/ Polytechnic HS) each scored 14 points for the Geoducks, with Cale going 7-14 from the field and Riddle shooting 5-17.

Cale also had five boards for the game and Riddle had a game high five steals, but also had a game high eight turnovers. Sara Wallman (Elma, WA/ Elma HS) chipped in 12 points for Evergreen on 3-15 shooting in the loss.

The Geoducks will hope to rebound tomorrow evening when they face Western Baptist College in Salem, Oregon. The Geoducks battle for their first conference victory will begin at 6:00 p.m.