Evergreen handles, but cannot get past Seattle 's defense

Contact: Erik Snyder (360) 867-6537
Sports Information Director
The Evergreen State College

November 29, 2005

The Evergreen State College put up a good fight against Seattle University 's defense, but in the end it wasn't enough and the Geoducks dropped to 2-4 for the season.

From the beginning the Hawks had control of the game, scoring 7 points before the Geoducks could get numbers on the board. Evergreen State was able to get their side of the score board up to 10 points before the half ended with the Hawks at 25.

Evergreen's defense was able to hold Seattle 's top scorer, Bernard Seals, to only 5, but Jeffrey McDaniel and Sean Namanny were able to pick up the slack on the Hawk's side with 14 and 11 points.

Not giving in to Seattle 's 1-3-1 pressure defense, Evergreen held their composure and executed their plays. The Geoducks were able to narrow the differential to just 6 points with 6:47 left in the game, but the Hawks were not about to allow an entire game's lead to be lost and went on a 20-4 run, ending the game at 51-29.

Junior, Josh Waite, put up 8 points for the team high on Tuesday night and junior, Pat Mattson, grabbed 6 boards for Evergreen.

The Evergreen State College will be taking on Cascade College at home this Friday night at 7:30, marking the beginning of conference play.