Kasey's new record of the season
February 22, 2005
Caldwell, ID- Kasey Hooter recorded her 19th double-double of the season, scoring 19 points and grabbing 15 rebounds as the Albertson College women's basketball team opened the Cascade Conference postseason tournament with a 62-46 win over Evergreen in the J.A. Albertson Activities Center.
The victory for the Lady 'Yotes (18-14) was their first playoff win since 2002 and their first home playoff win since the 1999-2000 season.
Albertson opened the game on a 11-3 run and never saw the lead fall lower than nine in the second half in winning their fifth-game in a row.
With her 15 boards, Hooter becomes the first Lady 'Yote to record 400 rebounds in a season.
Evergreen (16-14) got 13 points and 11 rebounds from senior Heather Hyde, while Leslie Jacobson added ten points off the bench. But Evergreen's top two scorers, Jenny Olson and Kamrica Ary-Turner, were kept under wraps by the 'Yotes defense. The two were a combined 1-6 from the field and totaled five points on the night-nearly 19 points shy of their season average.
Despite falling to 0-4 in playoff games, the Geoducks finished 2004-05 with their most successful campaign in school history. Monica Heuer, who took the program over four years ago, saw her team set program records for most wins in a season (16), most conference wins (10), highest playoff seed (#5), and season winning percentage (.533).
The Geoducks will graduate Heather Hyde who led the team in rebounding, assists and was third in points per game, point guard Stephanie MacDuff who was the team fifth-leading scorer and second on assists, defensive specialist Sara Wallman, and Leslie Jacobson who was an inside presence off the bench.
But Evergreen returns a strong nucleus to build on including Ary-Turner and Olson who are freshmen and sophomores respectively. The two are the team's scoring leaders and are tied for second on the team in rebounding. Also returning are Dalia Gomez who was fourth on the team in scoring and third in assists, and freshman center Danielle Keenan who developed into a starter as the season progressed.