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Cavaliers build a twenty-six point half-time lead that Geoducks cannot erase

January 11, 2003

by James J. Portune


Olympia, WA - It can take only a single half for a team to get into a hole that they cannot recover. Such was the case Saturday night for The Evergreen State College Women's Basketball team, as visiting Concordia University scored 50 points while Evergreen tallied only 24 points.

When the final buzzer sounded, the visiting Cavaliers had a 83-61 win, their third conference win of the young season. Evergreen on the other fell to 0-6.

"We have not learned how to play back-to-back games yet," said Evergreen head coach Monica Heuer. "We played well last night but no one was too focussed tonight."

Concordia's game plan was simple, get the ball to their post players, 5-foot-11 senior Heather Seyfert and 6-foot-2 senior Amanda Tweedy. Together both girls scored forty-seven points, twenty-five for Seyfert and twenty-two for Tweedy. Seyfert added eleven rebounds to make this game a double-double affair.

With starter Shiante Reed (Tacoma, WA/ Foss HS) on the bench with a severely sprained ankle, Evergreen's scoring came from Alicia Riddle (Portland, OR/ Benson Polytechnic HS), Sara Wallman (Elma, WA/ Elma HS) and senior Toni Jones (Rocky Springs, WY/ Rocky Springs HS). Each girl scored in double figures, with both Riddle and Wallman contributing 15 points.

In the second half Evergreen out played the Cavalier, scoring thirty-seven to Concordia's thirty-three points, including two more three point baskets and six additional free throws. But the plus four scoring margin by Evergreen only put a small dent into the twenty-six point lead the Cavaliers had build in the first half.

Next weekend the Geoducks find themselves on the road for two of three games. Tuesday night they will take on Warner Pacific in Portland. Friday the opponent is Northwest College in Kirkland, Wash.. Tip-off for both women's games is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Sunday, Evergreen will host Walla Walla College in an afternoon game, to begin at 2:00 p.m.