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Evergreen beats PLU 80-75 in Men's Basketball

December 16, 2006

TACOMA, Wash. - Devon Conner-Green poured in 28 points and Adam Moore added 20 as Evergreen State defeated Pacific Lutheran, 80-75, in a non-conference men's basketball game played Saturday night at Olson Auditorium.

With the victory, Evergreen improves to 5-6. Pacific Lutheran lost its
third straight game and is now 4-3 for the season.

The visiting Geoducks stayed away from the three-point shot for much of the game, attempting just four during the game. Their ability to get
close-range looks at the basket paid off as they shot 59 percent for the
game. Conner-Green was 10-of-12 from the field and dropped in
7-of-8 at the foul line. He also led the game with 12 rebounds. Moore
also had a solid shooting game, making 8-of-14 from the field.

The Geoducks attempted 35 free throws to just nine for the Lutes, but
the visitors from Olympia made just 19 of their charity tosses, or the
their victory margin could have been bigger. As it was, they survived a
late challenge by the Lutes. PLU's Kurt Oliver knocked in a long three-point field with 20 seconds left to pull the Lutes to within two points,
77-75. After a free throw by Moore, the Lutes had a chance to tie the
game with another three-pointer, but Jermaine Smith stole a pass and
converted two foul shots with 3.9 seconds left to wrap up the victory
for the Geoducks.

Sophomore guard Josh Dressler led the Lutes with 28 points, including
four consecutive three-point field goals early in the second half.
Dressler was 6-of-15 from long-range and the Lutes were 13-of-31 from the 3 point arch.

Evergreen plays at home Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. First against Southern Oregon and Wednesday vs Oregon Tech. Both 7:30 PM games will be conference matchups. Oregon Tech is currently ranked number one in the NAIA.

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