Weaver leads Evergreen past Menlo with quantity and quality

OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Junior guard Brittany Weaver led The Evergreen State College in scoring as the Geoducks edged visiting Menlo, 64-61, on Friday night.  But the five points she scored in the final seconds were every bit as critical as her total of 19.

With the Oaks, who overcame a double-digit Geoduck lead midway through the second half, up 61-59 with 19 seconds to play, Weaver nailed a three-pointer from the right corner to put Evergreen ahead to stay.  After a pair of missed free throws by Menlo's Stephanie Truong gave the ball back to the Geoducks, Weaver was fouled and made both ends of a one-and-one to ice the game.

The win was the second in a row for Evergreen (2-3), after the Geoducks had defeated the University of Puget Sound for the first time in a decade-long series on Thursday night.  Evergreen's losses have all been by four or fewer points.

Weaver amassed her 19 points in just 24 minutes of playing time, on 6-of-11 shooting from the field, including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc and a perfect 4-for-4 from the line.  She also contributed three steals.  Both Latrina Woods, who led the Geoducks with 8 assists and 6 rebounds,  and Katie Garcin scored 12 each for Evergreen.

Gianna Covarelli tied Weaver for game high honors with 19 while both Katelyn Guild and Truong added 13 each for Menlo (0-1).  Guild snagged a game-high 8 rebounds while Carlie Stone dished off 5 assists to pace the Oaks.

Evergreen next plays on Friday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m. when it hosts Westminster College in the first round of the Evergreen Classic.

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