Geoducks Defeat Warriors in Re-match
December 7, 2002
by Devin Jones
OLYMPIA, WA -- On Saturday evening The Evergreen State College honored the 2001-02 Geoduck men's basketball team for their conference championship last season.
The 2002-03 Geoducks (3-6) took the energy from the pre-game presentation and played like champions, defeating the Lewis-Clark State Warriors for the second time this season, 85-78.
The Warriors, looking to avenge their loss to the Geoducks on Nov. 30 (82-73), jumped on the Geoducks early in the game and built a small lead midway through the first half.
However, the Geoducks were not willing to let the eventful night come to a disappointing end without giving up a fight. Evergreen re-gathered their composure and went on a run of their own, giving them a 37-34 edge at halftime.
During the second half the Geoduck attack proved to be too much for the Warriors to handle. Evergreen never trailed and ended the game with six players scoring in double-figures.
Evergreen's balanced attack was led by point guard Karriem Fielding (Sacramento, Cal. / Burbank HS) who scored 19
points on 7-8 shooting (2-3 from 3-point range). Fielding also had a game-high 7 rebounds and handed out 4 assists.
Mike Parker (Washington DC / Clover Park HS) scored seventeen points for the Geoducks and also dished out a game-high 8 assists. Evergreen's Tygann Billow (Bellevue, Wash. / Sammamish HS) went perfect from the field, knocking down all four of his shots (2-2 from 3-point range). Billow also grabbed 7 rebounds and added 6 assists.
The Geoduck's Devin Jones (Ogden, Utah / Bonneville HS), Adam Laneer (Tumwater, Wash. / Tumwater HS), and Haikima Moore (Dallas, Tex, / Allen HS) also scored in double-figures. Jones had 12 points (4-10) and a game-high 3 steals. Moore and Laneer each chipped in 10 points to help lead Evergreen to the victory.
The Warriors were led by Sta'fon Lawson who led all players with a game-high 23 points on 8-11 shooting. Ricky Frazier added 14 points (5-11) and Jason Brazier scored 11 for Lewis-Clark State, who dropped to 4-5 with the loss.
Evergreen will ride the win into their next game, when they travel to Portland, Oregon to face NCAA Division III opponent Lewis-Clark College at 7:30 p.m.