Geoducks break three game losing streak with 69-60 win over Northwest Christian College
December 9, 2006
OLYMPIA , Wash. - Greg Shadowvine led Evergreen to their first win in four games with 33 points. The Geoduck's seemed to be a different team defensively than in their previous nights defeat against Linfield College , holding Northwest Christian College to just 60 game points.
The low scoring game made it evident that both teams were taking their time setting up their offensive plays and putting pressure on each other defensively.
Coach Kenna was pleased with the way the team stepped up their defense, "The team played well all-around. I've known that we can be more competitive than we have been this season, so it was good to see it come together tonight".
Under Kenna Evergreen has slowed down their offensive game from previous years, but this season he's changed his strategy to a quicker pace which has seemed to fit with the quick, talented players on the team this season.
Evergreen found a solid strategy to pull away from NCC after five minutes into the second half of the game and keep the lead. Their defensive game made the difference tonight. If they fouled, they seemed to foul the right players. The Beacons made just fifty percent of their free throws in the second half.
For Evergreen, Shadowvine was hot from outside the three point line, making 6 of 8 attempts to add to his season high point total and tying the team's season high set by Adam Moore on December 1 st against Cascade College . Moore played just 18 minutes of the game, giving other players more game time. Marcus Whittaker filled in well with 9 game points. Moore led the team with 7 defensive rebounds.
Northwest Christian College was led by Josh Jarrett's 12 points in the game.
Evergreen is 4-5 in season play. They are away this week, playing Puget Sound Christian College in Everett on Friday night at 7:30 PM.