Cascades shooting prowess could not be matched by Evergreen

Jeanette Owens vs Cascade
Jeanette Owens vs Cascade

January 4, 2008

Olympia, WA - Many times in tonight's game it seemed like Evergreen had gathered to momentum to pull ahead of Cascade. Each time the Geoducks did just that, or tied the game, the Thunderbirds answered with a point run. Cascade leaves Olympia with a 74-64 win and has Evergreen wondering what they can do to end their eight in a row losing streak.

Cascade made an impressive 67 percent of their three point attempts in the first half and averaged 54.5 percent in the game from that range. Evergreen hit just 31 percent of their shots outside the arch.

The loss sends Evergreen to last place in the conference as they head into tomorrow's game with Warner Pacific College. Warner moved up to Evergreen's former spot, having defeated Northwest University tonight.

"We are not consistent in our game play right now" notes associate head coach Mychael Heuer after the game. "Our players can't be good rebounders one night and good shooters the next. We are looking for a balance".

No less than five Cascade players hit points in the double digits tonight. Led by Robin Swain's 16 points, the Thunderbirds made 48 percent of their field goals. Swain was closely followed by Arunui Te Awhina's 15 points and 10 rebounds, earning a double-double performance. Te Awhina was briefly out of the game in the second half following a cut above her eye that needed some attention by the trainer.

Jennifer Solberg, Evergreen's senior forward, again was the team's high scorer with 13 points. Her 10 rebounds gives her the eighth double-double this season, and 368 rebounds in her year and a half career at Evergreen.

Evergreen's game tomorrow starts at 5:30 PM at The Evergreen State College.

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