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Defense abandons Geoducks in 91-76 loss

January 7, 2006

Portland, OR - Evergreen did the job at the offensive end last night as the Geoducks tallied 76 points against Concordia University in their most prolific game of the season thus far. But Evergreen's otherwise dependable defense abandoned them as the Cavaliers poured in 91 points, the most allowed by Evergreen on the year as well.

Concordia had an easy time of it on offense as the Cavs shot better than 65 percent from the floor in the opening half, and rolled up 53 points at the break on the way to the Geoducks fifth straight loss. The win moved Concordia back over the .500 mark for both the regular season and conference play.

Four Geoducks scored in double figures led by Jenny Olson's 18 points and 11 rebounds. Danielle Keenan also recorded a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Senior guard Dalia Gomez scored 17 and Courtnie Wilson added 11.

But Denise Benedict hit five of her six three-point attempts in the first half, and finished the game with 22 points and seven assists to lead the Cavaliers. Darcy Madison added 20, and Nicole Jamieson finished with 19, as CU took advantage of seven three-pointers in the contest.

The loss by Evergreen, which was leading the league early in conference play, dropped the Geoducks to eighth place, two spots out of a post-season berth.

The Geoducks start a three-game home stretch against Northwest University Friday, January 13 th at 5:30 p.m.