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Evergreen finds trouble getting out of slump

January 13, 2005

Olympia, WA - The Evergreen State College Geoducks (5-13 overall, 3-6 CCC) weren't able to rise above seventh ranked Northwest University (7-14 overall, 4-6 CCC) this Friday night, as they were defeated 51-66. Tonight's loss marked Evergreen's sixth consecutive loss for the 2005-06 season.

The score stayed close for the first ten minutes, the Eagles leading 16-10, which fairly quickly became 23-10, but the Geoducks didn't give up and narrowed that gap to just 3 points. In the last 57 seconds Evergreen couldn't keep possession of the ball and allowed a field goal as well as a free throw by Northwest putting the Geoducks down at half 24-30. Hitting the half, Evergreen's sophomore Danielle Keenan and junior, Jenny Olson, had the team high with 6 points while Northwest's sophomore, Emilee Eisinger, put down 12 points to lead.

Northwest shot 13-27 (48.1%) compared to Evergreen's 8-35 (22.9%), but the Geoducks made up for their missed field goals on the line going 8-8 while the Eagles were only able to put 3 of their 6 attempts in.

Second half the score differential did nothing but grow. Northwest's 6 point lead slowly grew to 47-35 with 8 minutes left in the game and 61-44 at the 3 minute mark. Unforced turnovers and difficulty finishing under the basket were two obstacles the Geoducks found trouble in overcoming.

Olson and Keenan continued in leading for the Geoducks with 15 points, Keenan grabbing a team high of 8 rebounds, while Eisinger had the game high of 18 points, freshman Sam McCracken snatched 14 boards for the game. Evergreen's 100% free throw shooting unfortunately took a turn and they ended at 10-16 for the game while Northwest shot 15-16 from the charity stripe. From behind the 3 point arc the Geoducks shot a shocking 8.1% to the Eagles 30% but were able to up their field goal percentage to 23.5% compared to 36.5%.

The Geoducks have a bye tomorrow night, but will be hosting Oregon Tech next Friday, the 20th at 5:30 p.m.