Geoducks register only one player in double figures for second straight night

January 25, 2003

by Devin Jones

Asland, OR - A cold shooting night turned into a disappointing performance by the Geoducks on Saturday evening, as the Geoducks women's basketball team got doubled up 90-45 by the Southern Oregon Red Raiders.

The Geoducks (0-11 conference, 3-20 overall) had a difficult time matching up with the size of the Red Raider women (10-0 conference, 13-7 overall) and struggled to find the basket all evening.

Evergreen shot a reasonable 35% (11-31) in the first half, but it was not good enough as Southern Oregon shot 50% (15-30) and built a 20 point lead. The Red Raiders relied on their size advantage and hot shooting to build a comfortable lead at halftime, 47-25.

The second half was in no way better for the Geoducks as they found the net only five times out of their 27 attempts. For the game Evergreen shot 27% (16-58) from the field, including only 15% (3-20) from the three-point line.

The Geoducks were outscored by the Red Raiders 43-20 in the second half, giving Southern Oregon their eighth straight victory of the season, and their 14th in a row over conference opponents.

For the second night in a row the Geoducks had only one player score in double figures for the game. Alicia Riddle (Portland, OR/ Polytechnic HS) gave the Geoducks 10 points on 4-13 shooting in 25 minutes off the bench.

Sara Wallman (Elma, WA/ Elma HS) added nine points for Evergreen, while Toni Jones (Rock Springs, WY/ Rock Springs HS) and Sara Whitney (Olympia, WA/ Olympia HS) chipped in seven in the loss. Jones also had a team high nine rebounds.

Kelly Dexter who almost had the perfect game for Southern Oregon led the Red Raiders. Dexter scored 18 points, shooting a perfect 7-7 from the field, including 4-4 from the three-point line.Dexter also had seven rebounds, five assists, and four steals, all while only surrendering one turnover in 24 minutes of play.

Sara Marks had a game high 21 points on 7-14 shooting, with 17 of her points coming in the first half. Marks also had six assists and six steals, both game highs.

Kara Magee-Arick chipped in 17 points on 7-16 shooting to help lead Southern Oregon to victory.

The Geoducks will have a week off before their next match-up when they face Eastern Oregon University at home on Friday, January 31. Evergreen will try to regroup before the conference battle, which will begin at 6:00p.m.