Geoducks Fall in Overtime to Warriors
Salem, OR - Warrior sophomore Jessi Schaumburg banked home a running 12-footer with five seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game and Western Baptist College went on to win its women's Cascade Collegiate Conference encounter over The Evergreen State College in overtime, 70-64, on Saturday.
The Warriors (19-7, 11-3 CCC) made 28 of 35 free throws in the contest, including 13 of 16 in overtime to equal a season high with their fourth win in a row.
Schaumburg paced Western Baptist with 16 points as the hosts overcame a 32 percent (20-62) shooting night by forcing 30 turnovers. Jessica Steigleman had 14 points and Tosha Wilson added 13. Brianne Carras nabbed nine rebounds and received a fortunate high bounce on a 3-point attempt that dropped straight through the hoop as the Warriors rallied with under a minute left in regulation.
The Geoducks (13-12, 8-7 CCC) were led by Heather Hyde and Stephanie MacDuff who each tallied 15 points. MacDuff made 5 of 7 from 3-point range as the visitors finished 6 of 16 from beyond the stripe and shot 41 percent (22-54) from the field overall. Kamrica Ary-Turner grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds and MacDuff dished five assists, but all three Evergreen standouts fouled out.
Evergreen erased an early one-point deficit and used a 15-2 surge to take command in the first period, 20-8. MacDuff was instrumental in the run and hit four triples in the opening 12 minutes. The Warriors cut the Geoduck's lead to seven, 30-23, at intermission.
Western Baptist used a 17-4 run to start the second half to take a six-point advantage, 40-34. However, MacDuff's final trey gave Evergreen a lead with five minutes to play that they wouldn't relinquish until Schaumburg's heroics.