Turnovers Hurt Evergreen's Chances Against Easter Oregon

January 4, 2003

by Devin Jones

La Gradne, OR - On Saturday evening The Evergreen State College women's basketball team had a difficult time finding the hoop.

The Geoducks (1-13 overall, 0-4 conference) scored only 20 first half points on their way to an 86-49 loss to the Eastern Oregon Mountaineers (5-6 overall, 3-1 conference).

The Geoducks struggled shooting from the field all night, converting on only 34% (18-52) of their field goal attempts, nine in the first half and nine in the second.

Behind the arc, the Geoducks were also a disappointing 21%, knocking down only 4 of their 19 three pointers.

Eastern Oregon on the other hand, shot 41% from the field (30-72) for the game. The Mountaineers also forced 30 Evergreen turnovers and out-rebounded the Geoducks 50-38.

Eastern Oregon's fans saw all 15 of their Mountaineers score in the game. The Mountaineers were led by Cory Nelson who scored 13 points on four of six shooting.

Jamie Jo Cant added 11 points (4-15) for Eastern Oregon, and Lacy Johnson scored 10 (4-6) in the victory.

Evergreen was led by Alicia Riddle (Portland, OR/ Polytechnic HS) who scored a game high 16 points on 6-17 shooting. Karen Cale (Tumwater, WA/ Black Hills HS), Shiante Reed (Tacoma, WA/ Foss HS), and Toni Jones (Rock Springs, WY/ Rock Springs HS) each chipped in eight points respectively in defeat. Jones also had a game high nine rebounds.

The Geoducks will face Walla Walla College on Monday, January 6, before returning home for a conference match-up versus Western Baptist College, on Friday January 10.