Geoducks Fall to Loggers 48-38
December 10, 2008
Olympia, WA - Uninspired play by the Geoducks handed the Loggers of The University of Puget Sound a win tonight by a score of 48-38. Shooting woes seemed to continue from their weekend as Evergreen made just 25.5% of their field goal attempts.
With the loss Evergreen falls to 5-3 overall. NCAA Division III UPS improves to 5-2.
Evergreen hopes to improve their play versus UPS's Northwest Conference rival, Pacific Lutheran, Saturday in Tacoma at 5:30 PM.
With a 22.7% in field goal stats in the first period and making just 5 of 22 attempts, Evergreen did not start off on the right foot. UPS was not shooting too hot either, but managed a better 38%.
Turnovers proved to be an issue for our mollusks, with 17 alone in the first half.
Karen Chase racked up 13 of Puget Sound's 24 points to lead all game scorers in the first 20 minutes.
Fans were hoping that the Geoducks would re-group to come back from their 9 point deficit at the half.
For awhile Evergreen seemed like they may give the crowd what the wanted, pulling within 5 points with 10 minutes to go.
Shortly after the Geoducks fell apart and consistently gave the ball over to the Loggers. Evergreen totaled 30 turnovers in the game.
Even UPS did not improve their shooting much the remainder of the game, finishing with a 33% success rate. Evergreen's field goal percentage was barely higher than their 3 point succes rate of 25%.
Frosh Keisha McDonald led Evergreen scorers with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Kristi Auckland totaled 10 and 10 in points and rebounds.
Evergreen missed the presence of point guard Joy White who sat out for health reasons and usual contributor Rosalind Lee fouled out of the game with zero points.
For the Loggers, Chase led all scorers with 26 total points and 8 rebounds. Teammate Claire Ely had 7 points and 6 steals.
The low scoring game total tied the #3 lowest combined score game for the team on the All-Time list for Evergreen.