Geoducks's ninth conference win

February 18, 2005

Olympia, WA - A lethargic Evergreen women's basketball team couldn't shake the Warner Pacific Knights until late in the second half in tonight's Cascade Collegiate Conference play. The Geoducks held a single-digit lead for most of the game before pulling away down the stretch from the free-throw line.

Evergreen (16-13, 9-8 CCC), continuing its best season on record, got 16 points from senior Heather Hyde in the win. But the Clams had a tough time corralling the Knight's Angie Sun who led all scorers with 22 points. Sun got some help from Amber Stevens, who scored nine points and grabbed a game-best 14 rebounds. But the rest of the Knights were overmatched as four Greeners got into double figures.

Guard Dalia Gomez and Kamrica Ary-Turner and Leslie Jacobson came off the bench to contribute 32 points to the Geoducks effort as Gomez and Ary-Turner scored 11 each and Jacobson added ten.

The Geoducks held a five point lead at the half, and were only able to stretch it slightly through the second stanza. But in the final minutes of the game the Knights were forced to foul. Hyde, who had gone scoreless in the first period, went 10 of 14 from the line to hand the Geoducks their ninth conference win.