Cold Shooting Costs Geoducks Second Conference Game
December 18, 2004
Olympia, WA - A frigid first half put the Geoducks in a hole they couldn't climb out of as they hosted the Albertson College Lady 'Yotes. Scoring just 14 points in the period, Evergreen fell to 0-2 in conference play as Albertson opened a 15 point lead.
Good Evergreen defense kept the game as close as it was as Evergreen limited the 'Yotes to just 19 first half shots. But the Geoducks could only watch helplessly as 22 of their 28 first half shots missed the mark.
Kamrica Ary-Turner was responsible for over 70 percent of Evergreen's first half offense as the freshman forward made four of 11 shots to account for 10 of the Geoducks 14 points.
Albertson used a balanced attack to build their lead as Kim Strunk and Valissa Sneck scored seven points, Libby Baker had six, and Angie Gribble tossed in five.
The Geoducks warmed up in the second half as they shot 37 percent from the field-nearly doubling their 21 percent first half shooting rate. Evergreen also continued their hard working defense as they picked Albertson for 10 steals and forced 23 'Yote turnovers.
With 7:58 remaining it looked like the hard work might pay off as the Clams pulled to within eight points on a Jenny Olson trey. But on the next three Evergreen possessions Olson, Ary-Turner and Heather Hyde had shots from underneath the basket rim out.
The lead stayed near eight points until 4:30 to go when two Evergreen turnovers resulted in four 'Yotes points and a 51-39 Albertson lead.
From there Evergreen was forced to foul and Albertson converted 23 of 38 free throws while Evergreen managed to net only four of 17 from the line.
With the 60-45 win, Albertson moves to 6-9 overall and 1-1 in conference play while Evergreen drops to 0-2 in conference and 4-7 overall.