Evergreen Edges Northwest U In Overtime
Story Courtesy of Northwest Univ. Sports Information
January 8, 2008
Kirland, WA - The Evergreen State College rallied over the Northwest University women 83-76 in overtime in Cascade Conference play tonight.
Both halves ended in ties as the teams went into their locker rooms at the half knotted up 36 a piece.
The second half would see four ties before ESC would take the lead, 55-53 with 8:59 remaining in the game, but Steph Faltau's jumper with 4:24 left would tie the game up one again at 59.
After three lead changes, Jennifer Solberg's (Franklin Pierce HS) 3-pointer would put Geoducks up 68-64 with 18 seconds left. Molly Clark's (Boise, ID) free throw with 6 ticks on the clock would put Eagles to within 3, 69-66 with just 5 seconds left. NU was forced to foul and sent Solberg to the free throw line with 4 seconds left on the clock. Solberg's free throw missed and was grabbed by NU's Rachel Travis who drove the entire right side of the court and put in the 3-point bank shot right before the buzzer sounded.
The Overtime was all Evergreen State as free throws by Solberg and Rosalind Lee (Oakland, CA) and a jumper by Lee would put ESC up for good at 75-69 with 3:19 left in the extra period.
The Eagles would lose Brittany Bowsher and Erika Hornyak to five personal fouls and would close the game out with three free throws, two by Joy White and one by Clark.
Solberg led Evergreen (4-12, 3-4 CCC) with 24 points on the night. Sydney Davis (Fr. Centralia HS) scored 13 for the Geoducks. ESC out- rebounded Northwest 44-42 and shot 42% on the night.
Northwest U. (2-13, 1-6 CCC) lost their seventh straight and was led by guard Rachel Travis with her 19 points on the night. Erika Hornyak added 14 points while junior Brittany Bowsher had 13 on the night for the Eagles. NU shot 39.7% from the floor and had 17 turnovers.
Both teams now take on The College of Idaho and Eastern Oregon this coming Friday and Saturday night in Caldwell, Idaho and LaGrande, Oregon. Northwest is in Caldwell on Friday night and ESC takes on EOU in LaGrande, with teams switching opponents on Saturday.
The Geoducks are showing that their better days are ahead by jumping up to sixth place in the conference standings. The top eight teams reach the conference playoffs. After last Friday night's loss, Evergreen had plunged to eleventh place.