Troyer takes the scoring reins as Evergreen holds onto share of first with win over Corban
OLYMPIA -- Josh Troyer didn't have a season high, but he came within a point and turned what has been a rare trick for any Evergreen State College player not named Nate Menefee this season: He led the team in scoring with 26 points as the Geoducks held onto their share of a three-way tie for first place in the Cascade Collegiate Conference with a 93-84 win over hard-nosed Corban College on Saturday night at the Greenhouse.
Troyer, whose high of 27 came at Multnomah University in a non-conference game, nailed five of seven three point shots and drove coast-to-coast on two key possessions late in the game. Menefee, who had 20 at half time but was occasionally double-teamed without the ball in the second, had 22. Tyrell Dixon, who equalled his career high of 12 and Anthony Gallagher, with 10 points and seven rebounds, also reached double figures for the Geoducks.
Julio Feliciano continued to be the "glue" player for Evergreen. Taking just three shots and scoring three points, Feliciano led in both rebounds, tying Gallagher with seven, and assists, with eight.
Hard-driving Ben Potloff, a 6-1 senior guard, led Corban with 25 points, while Erik Cronrath exploited several Evergreen defensive switches and subsequent mismatches to score 19 for Corban (6-16, 1-10). Nash Keene, with 13, Ian Logan, with 11, and Jake Maurmann, with 11, also reached double digits for the Warriors, who fell behind by as many as 11 but constantly battled to stay in the game -- leading by one on a couple of brief occasions in the second half.
Evergreen (16-5, 10-2) hosts Northwest University on Friday night, January 29, at 7:30 p.m.