Men's Basketball vs Western Baptist 2005
January 7, 2005
OLYMPIA, WA -- Western Baptist kept alive a 19 game unbeaten streak as they handed the Evergreen Geoducks a 91-74 loss in a Cascade Collegiate Conference match-up tonight.
The Warriors led from start to finish as they scored the first nine points of the game en route to a 44-35 half time lead. Western Baptist shot 53 percent from the field in the first half, 45 percent from three-point range, to put their stamp on the game.
Meanwhile, Evergreen was held to 30 percent from the field and went 3-13 from behind the arc.
Things went from bad to worse for the Geoducks as the Warriors opened the second half with an eight point run. Evergreen turned the ball over on consecutive possessions to hurt their own cause.
Evergreen picked up their shooting clip making nearly one of two shots they put up. But it wasn't enough to mount a serious comeback as the Warriors upped their shooting percentage to 62.5 percent from the field.
Western Baptist put four scorers in double figures led by sharpshooter Jeff Dunn who had the night's high of 27 points. Dunn went 9-15 overall, 4-7 from three-point land and 5-5 from the line. Matt Larson added 24 points, while Tyler Roberts and Eric Fiegi chipped in 19 and 16 respectively.
Watler Tucker again led the Geoducks in scoring going 7-16 from the field for 22 points. Reserve Giovonne Woods was a perfect 3-3 from behind the arc and had 16 points on the night. Wes Newton was the other Geoduck in double figures with 11.
With the loss Evergreen drops to 6-12 on the year and 1-4 in conference play. Western Baptist remains perfect for the year at 19-0 and will likely retain their #1 national ranking.
Evergreen returns to action tomorrow night as they host Concordia University at 7:30 p.m.