Women nearly pulls off upset of the season
January 27, 2007
Olympia, WA - The headline "Evergreen stuns Albertson" was so close to becoming reality last night as The Geoducks led the number one team in the Conference by 3 points with just seconds to go in the game. Evergreen lost 69-77.
For Evergreen, the worst case scenario played out just before the buzzer when Albertson's Whitney Clark rebounded her teammates missed free throw, found her mark behind the three point line and released a shot that neatly found the net. The tie sent the game into overtime.
Officials were whistle happy in the first half of the game and most often it was not on the behalf of Evergreen. Coaches Monica and Mychael Heuer were not pleased by this, drawing a technical foul each a minute apart. Albertson players had the opportunity to go to the free throw line 17 times and made 13 of the charity shots. Two key players, Joy White and Jenny Olson found themselves in foul trouble early in the game. White had 3 calls and Olson 4. White was sent to the bench late in the second half after her fifth.
In overtime Evergreen fell victim to their own turnovers, which also plaqued the team in the first half of the game. Eventually falling behind by 8 points in the five minute overtime, the Geoducks were held to one basket out of the four attempts the Yotes defense allowed.
Evergreen as a team posted some solid statistics. Four players scored in the double digits and helped the team to a seasons high point total, they had a season high tallies in blocks (6), assists (20) and field goals made (27).
Jennifer Solberg led the team with 17 points with 15 of those points from the 3 point line. She added 8 rebounds as well. She was followed closely by White, Danielle Keenan and Olson who had 15, 14 and 13 points respectively. Keenan and Olson added 8 rebounds apiece.
The Coyotes, with 5 players scoring in the double digits, were led by Whitney Clark with 18 points. Her teammate Savannah Ames had 14.
Tuesday night Evergreen travels to Seattle University to make up an earlier season "rain out" at 7:00 PM.