Team shows they want that playoff spot in tonight's 61-46 win
February 9, 2008
Olympia, WA - The Evergreen State College defeats Northwest Christian College (Eugene, OR) 61-46 tonight at the Greenhouse. The Geoducks, who looked calm and in control in their win, who led 28-18 at the half, never let the Beacons get closer than 10 points in the second period.
The Geoducks are looking more secure for a Conference playoff spot after the victory. This weekend the team hosts two top-three conference programs.
Head coach Monica Heuer was relieved by the win. "We played close, like a team tonight compared to our last game". Referring to last Tuesday's loss to Northwest University.
ESC's Jennifer Solberg (Sr. Franklin Pierce HS) earned her 10th double double of the season, scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead all players.
Joy White (Jr. Berkeley, CA) and Rosalind Lee (Jr. Oakland, CA) each had 13 points for the green and white. Lee had an impressive steals total with 6 for a game high this season for the team.
Evergreen gained 11 points from free throws, shooting a combined 84% for the game.
Three NCC players scored double digit games. Elise Gray led her team with 13 points and Jacquie Lipp and Lori Renner had 12 and 10 points respectively. Lipp additionally had 8 rebounds and 5 steals.
Evergreen improves to 6-10 in the Cascade Conference and 7-18 overall. Northwest Christian is 7-8 CCC and 13-12 overall.
Next up on the schedule are two home games next weekend, both top 3 Cascade Conference teams. Evergreen plays The College of Idaho (16-7, 13-3 CCC) Friday and Eastern Oregon (21-3, 14-2 CCC).