Two Losses in a Row for Evergreen as Team Prepares to Face SOU Saturday

Story courtesy of OIT Sports Information

January 23, 2009

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - Geoducks started hard but finished falling hard tonight. Both the No. 7 ranked Hustlin' Owls and No. 10 ranked Geoducks went to halftime tied, but it was all Oregon Tech in the second half, overwhelming Evergreen 84-65 tonight at Danny Miles Court.

Jguwon Hogges led the Owls with a game-high 25 points followed by Myles Daley with 19 points and seven rebounds. Josh Wetzler had career-high 19 rebound effort to go with his eight points, including 11 boards from the offensive end. Justin Parnell finished with 12 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Nate Menefee led the Geoduck attack with 22 points followed by Nick Moore hitting for 19 points and grabbing six rebounds. Steve Trotter grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and netted six points in the loss.

Evergreen held a 12-10 advantage at the 12:52 mark, before a Geoduck 12-2 run gave them a double-digit lead, 24-14, with 8:04 on the clock.

The Owls were able to regain their composure and chip at the lead, eventually tied the game heading into intermission deadlocked with the Geoducks 35-35.

The back and forth game included six ties in the second half, with the Owls only leading by two points at 55-53 with 11:51 to play.

An 10-0 run put Tech up 65-53 with 7:33 to go and an ensuing 15-8 Owl rally put the game out of reach at 78-61 with just over three minutes remaining to play.

Both teams traded points for the remainder, as the Owls settled for the final score of 84-65.

Evergreen drops to 11-7 overall with the loss and 7-4 in conference play.

The Owls improve to 18-3 on the season and remain in the top spot in the Cascade Conference standings at 8-3.

Tomorrow night ESC will play Southern Oregon for the second time this week with a game time of 7:30 PM in Ashland, Oregon. Evergreen had a disappointing loss to SOU Monday.

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