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Evergreen Geoducks lost rematch with Pacific Boxers

December 10, 2005

Forest Grove, OR - The Geoducks (5-5 overall) 2005 record against the Pacific Boxers (2-6 overall) went to 1-1 after their 59-68 loss Saturday night in Forest Grove, Ore. Evergreen beat Pacific on December 19th at their first meeting with Dalia Gomez hitting a buzzer beater shot to win the game.

Evergreen took a quick lead with senior, Alexis Baruso, downing a three after the tip giving her 7 for the half. The Boxer's offense was timid the first ten minutes, and Evergreen was able to grab 6 steals for the half. At the ten minute mark Pacific began to pick it up, running their offense better and being more aggressive down low and narrowing the 5 point margin that had existed throughout.

Half time brought a tied game 32-32 with Evergreen's, Demetra Barrington, leading the team with 8 points and junior, Jenny Olson, grabbing 6 rebounds. Pacific's sophomore, Amy Pederson, had the Boxer's high at 10 points while senior, DeeDee Arnall, had 6 rebounds as well. Both teams were equal from field goal range downing 14-34 making 41.2%, but the Geoducks were able to hit 3-5 from behind the three point arc, while the Boxers ended at 0.0%.

The first 4 minutes of the second half the Boxers went on an 11-2 run. The Geoducks on the other hand, started off with 4 consecutive turnovers. From there it was a game of catch-up for E-State and along with that catch-up, they were having trouble dealing with Pacific's second half defensive strength.

The last few minutes Evergreen began to intentionally foul as they tried to save time and get themselves back into the game. But unfortunately it was too late and the Boxer's lead was permanent.

Evergreen's Demetra Barrington had the team high with 15 points, while Olson was right along with her recording another double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Pacific's Pederson continued to lead with 17 points, while senior, Shelley Reitmann, grabbed 7 rebounds.

The Evergreen State Geoducks will be at home next week when they take on University of Seattle at 5:30 p.m. in the CRC gym.