Westminster Griffins topped the Geoducks 64-44
Olympia, WA - The Evergreen State College women's basketball team dropped their second game in two nights as the visiting Westminster Griffins topped the Geoducks 64-44.
Evergreen was hoping to improve on its 20 point loss last night to cross-town rival Saint Martins College, but a lackluster performance by the Clams made for a relatively easy night for Westminster.
Griffin point guard Lindsey Huffman had a hot hand from the free throw line going seven for seven in the first half and was perfect on eleven tries on the night. But the inside presence of six foot junior center Shalee Fackrell was the puzzle Evergreen could not solve. Fackrell recorded 20 points and 12 rebounds, tops in both categories for the game.
The Geoducks stayed within striking distance much of the night getting a team high ten points from Heather Hyde, but the Geoducks couldn't convert consistently shooting a tepid thirty two percent on the night. Evergreen also went a dismal one for five from the charity stripe and struck only once from three point territory.
Trailing by twelve points with nine minutes to go, it looked like Evergreen was poised to make a run. But several turnovers were converted into easy baskets by the Griffins to dash the Geoducks hopes of a comeback.
With the loss the Geoducks drop to 0-2 on the season and need to regroup quickly as they host Westmont College and Simpson College this weekend in the King Oscar Tournament in Olympia.