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Evergreen wins second conference game in a row

February 07, 2004

by James J. Portune

OLYMPIA, WA -- The Evergreen State College Men's Basketball team showed for the second consecutive night that when the team plays well together they can beat anyone.

Tonight it was the Western Baptist Warriors (7-7 Cascade Conference, 15-11 Overall), the No. 5 team in the Cascade Conference, that came to Evergreen expecting to win and left instead with a 70-67 loss.

Seniors Adam Laneer (Tumwater, Wash./South Puget Sound C.C.) and Karriem Fielding (Sacramento, Calif./Sacramento C.C.) said goodbye to the home fans by scoring 14 and 12 points respectively in their final home game at Evergreen. Fielding also added 7 assists and 8 defensive rebounds to his 12-points to be Evergreen's standout player of the game.

Juniors Zach Haley (13 points) and Walter Tucker (11 points) were the third and fourth Geoduck players to score in double figures.

After starting the game behind 6-0 and digging themselves a 29-17 hole with 8 minutes remaining in the 1st half, Evergreen found their offensive rhythm and went into the half time locker room leading 35-33.

Since both teams played even in the second half, with Evergreen scoring 35 points again and Western Baptist scoring 34 point, the Warriors were not able to eliminate their first half deficit and lost.

The next game for Evergreen is this coming Friday. All though it is classified as a road game, Northwest College is little more than an hour drive up Interstate 5 and well worth the drive.

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