Northwest Upsets Evergreen 75-68

February 11, 2005

Olympia, WA - The unheralded Northwest University Eagles came into the Campus Recreation Center at The Evergreen State College and handed the Geoducks a 75-68 loss. Free-throws again haunted Evergreen as Northwest went 17 of 21 from the line while Evergreen went just 10 of 16.

But the Eagles jumped the Geoducks from the opening whistle opening up a double-digit lead early in the ball game. Evergreen was virtually unable to stop Northwest’s offense as the Eagles were shooting over 60 percent from the field for much of the first half.

Bekah Proctor lit up the Geoducks for 23 points and hit four of four free thrown down the stretch to deny Evergreen a chance at a comeback.

Jenny Olson led Evergreen in scoring and rebounding as the sophomore recorded 22 points and hauled in 10 rebounds.

Freshman Kamrica Ary-Turner added 12 points and senior guard Stephanie MacDuff added 11.

Evergreen scored the first basket out of half time to cut the Eagle lead to nine points. But Northwest used a full court press to force 24 Evergreen turnovers and keep the lead near ten for most of the second period.

Still Evergreen looked poised to make a run as Stephanie MacDuff drained a three-pointer with 3:21 left in the game to pull Evergreen to within seven at 60-67. But two Northwest baskets sandwiched an Evergreen turnover to stretch the lead back to 11.

From there the Eagles iced the game at the free throw line going six for six in the final 1:30.

The loss drops Evergreen to 15-13 on the year, 8-8 on conference play and puts in jeopardy the Geoducks chances of hosting a first round Cascade Conference playoff game.