Evergreen hoped to give #11 EOU a better game in their 93-66 loss
February 16, 2008
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Little seemed to go in the Geoducks favor in their 93-66 loss tonight to Eastern Oregon University. The team had hoped to give their opponent their best game, but shots were not finding net and the Mounties had control of the game the entire night.
Falling quickly behind early in the game, Evergreen was desperate to find a way to challenge Eastern Oregon. With six minutes left in the first period, Evergreen managed to tie the game again after reclaiming a 7 point deficit.
EOU challenged back and with Nick Finley scoring 3 field goals in 30 seconds, the team went on a run that gave them a 48-35 lead at the half.
The #11 NAIA Div II Eastern Oregon University had 10 points off of free throws in the first half and shot 55% from the field. Evergreen was making 45.5% of their field goal attempts.
Things got worse for Evergreen, falling behind by double digits as the clock wound down. Visibly frustrated, Evergreen had many shots falling hopelessly off target, shooting just 33% in the 2nd half for a game total of 40% and 0% of their 7 free throw attempts.
Eastern made 58% of their field goal attempts, 70% of their 3 pointers and 78% of their free throws.
2007 All-Conference player Mark Carollo led EOU with 18 points.
Evergreen was led in scoring by Nick Moore with 15 points. Nathan Menefee had 14 points.
Next on the schedule is a weekend of games in Portland, Oregon. Evergreen plays Warner Pacific Friday night and Cascade College on Saturday in the final two regular season games.