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Evergreen knocks off Pacific 76-65

December 4, 2004

Forest Grove, WA - Evergreen State's sharp shooting, coupled with an off shooting night by Pacific, enabled the Geoducks to pick up their second win of the season, 76-65, in women's basketball action at the Pacific Athletic Center.

The Geoducks (2-4) hit 52 percent (31-59) of their shots on the evening while the Boxers managed 31 percent (18-58), and a dismal 17 percent shooting in the first half. Pacific outrebounded the Geoducks 42-38, but turned the ball over 22 times compared to Evergreen's 19.

Kamrica Ary-Turner led all scorers with 24 points to go along with eight rebounds for the Geoducks. Stephanie MacDuff finished with 10. DeeDee Arnall led the Boxers with 21 points and eight rebounds. Amy Pederson connected for 11 and Kristine Callan finished with 10 to go along with six assists.

The Geoducks jumped out to a 6-0 in the first two minutes on Ary-Turner's jumper, then extended the lead to 10 on Heather Hyde's lay-in at the 13:32 mark. The Boxers, meanwhile, went frigid, making only five first half field goals and went for one seven-minute stretch without hitting a shot. Evergeeen State kept the heat on, building a 14-point edge on Hyde's three-pointer with 4:24 left and entered the break with a 35-22 lead.

Evergreen didn't let down in the second half, matching the Boxers step for step most of the stanza. An Arnall free throw brought the Boxers to within 11 with 17:08 left, but lay-ins by Ashley Miller and Jenny Olson fired a 6-0 run to put the Geoducks up 45-28 with 16:26 left. The Boxers went on a run of their own with 14:51 left, using Arnall's jumper to start a 14-4 run to put the Boxers within six at 50-44.

A pair of lay-ins by Karen Cale maintained the Geoducks edge and rebuilt an eight-point lead with 11:07 left. Evergreen built up a run again late, taking a 16-point lead on MacDuff's free throw with 1:16 left.

Evergreen will look to start a winning streak as they return to action December 10th and 11th at PLU's basketball tournament where they will face Linfield College Friday at 5:00 and PLU Saturday at 1:00.