Geoducks Stumble in Second Game of King Oscar Tournament
November 13, 2004
Olympia, WA - After thrashing Simpson University last night, The Evergreen State College Geoducks found themselves on the wrong end of a hot shooting night as they hosted Westmont College in the final game of the King Oscar basketball tournament.
Evergreen stumbled out of the shoot offensively committing several turnovers to spot Westmont to a 10-1 lead. But the Geoducks crashed the offensive glass to get six second chance points and took a 16-13 lead with five minutes to go in the half. Freshman Kamrica Ary-Turner had two powerful blocks to deny Warrior scoring chances. But Westmont made the most of a series of turnovers by both teams and went into the locker room leading 22-20. Ary-Turner scored seven points, grabbed three rebounds, three assists and one steal to go with her two blocks to lead the Geoducks. Westmont's Dani Russell also recorded seven points for a team high in the half.
Westmont came back into the gym with the hot hand as five different players struck from behind the three point arc to open a ten point lead in the first six minutes of the half . The barrage continued as Westmont moved the ball at will to get good looks at the hoop. Evergreen was forced to call a timeout with ten minutes left in the half trailing by 17.
Evergreen made a run as Heather Hyde led the charge converting on two steals in the front-court. But the Geoducks could produce no consistent scoring and finished shooting thirty three percent from the field. Meanwhile, the Warriors forced Evergreen's defense to stretch as they downed two more three pointers. When the Geoducks did step out to defend the perimeter, Westmont cut hard to the hoop for easy scores creating the final 56-44 margin.
Eagles Plucked by Vanguards
November 13, 2004
Olympia, WA - After being dismantled 69-37 by The Evergreen State College Geoducks in their opening game of the King Oscar basketball tournament, Simpson College bounced back to beat the Northwest College Eagles 68-61.
Simpson College jumped out to a first half lead as both offenses struggled early. Northwest scored at a rate of only one of three shots for the first half while the Vanguards scored at just below thirty percent. The Vanguard cashed in on 17 turnovers by the Eagles and converted a series of layups as they broke Northwest's press to take a 27-24 lead into the half.
The second half saw Simpson expand their lead to double digits as the Eagles continued their ball-handling woes. Hannah Journey also picked up several easy buckets as the Vanguards back-court continued to shred the Eagle press.
Any hope of a comeback by the Eagles sank with timely three pointers from Simpson sharp shooters Nicole Hall and Sarah Reeves. The two combined for six treys in the second period to ice the game.
King Oscar Tournament All-Tournament Team
Bekah Proctor-Northwest University Eagles
Nicole Hall-Simpson University Vanguards
Kamrica Ary-Turner-The Evergreen State College Geoducks
Meghan O'Donogue-Westmont College Warriors
Megan Fate-Westmont College Warriors-Tournament MVP