Evergreen loses two opening season games at tournament

November 2, 2007

Helena, MT - The Carroll College womens basketball team dispatched Evergreen State 97-53 Friday in their first game of the National Guard Classic.

Carroll Sophomore forward Hannah Heidenreich led the team in the paint with a double-double, scoring 12 points and rebounding 12 times.

According to news reports, Evergreen mangled most of the players as they tried to travel through the key. Heidenreich, however, hammered the inside, scoring eight of the teams first 11 points. She had two out of three big defensive rebounds that would actually turn the ball around for a six-point run, giving the Saints a 20-10 lead with 11:57 in the half.

As the Geoducks tightened at the post, they gave room for senior Danielle Maloney to shoot from the outside. Maloney came off the bench to hit 3-of-3 shots from behind the arc, including back-to-back 3s with 8:45 left. The shots built Carrolls lead to 26-14.

Maloney would lead the Saints in the first half with 13 points, but found it tough to score from the inside in the second.

Four times she took hits on her drive to the basket, once even sliding across the floor and into the PE Center wall. The drawn fouls would end up giving her four more points in the second half, finishing the game with 17. Meanwhile, she would also use the pressure to kick out five assists with no turnovers.

RC led the team with 24 points as the Geoducks began to tire.

The Geoducks were led by Rosalind Lee with 10 points and four rebounds, while Kristi Auckland and Joy White each had nine points a piece.

Senior guard Laci High scored in double digits for the Saints with 10 points.

In day two of the tournament, Evergreen played Montana Tech. Like Carroll, MT Tech. is also a member of the NAIA's Frontier Conference.

Montana Tech defeated Evergreen 94-66 in which Tech made 70 percent of their three point attempts.

Leading Evergreen was Rosalind Lee with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Jennifer Solberg scored 14 with 7 rebounds and Molly Clark tallied 11 points and 3 rebounds.

The team made 16 of 21 free throw attempts, a 76 percent average. The Geoducks struggled on field goal attempts, making 46 percent of their shots.

For the Orediggers, Kelsey Devries led her squad with 15 points followed by Stephanie Langford with 13.

Tech made 12 of 17 from three point range.

Scoring Summary for Evergreen vs Carroll:

Evergreen Kristi Auckland 3-12 2-2 9
Rosalind Lee 4-13 2-2 10
Joy White 3-4 3-3 9
Jeanette Owens 0-0 0-0 0
Jennifer Solberg 4-10 0-1 8
Angel Stewart 0-1 2-2 3
Leah Bradley 4-7 0-2 8
Katie Beck 1-1 0-0 2
Molly Clark 1-6 2-2 5

Carroll Nikki Mills 3-4 2-2 8
Hannah Heidenreich 5-8 2-2 12
Elly Bruursema 3-6 0-0 8
Laci High 3-7 2-4 10
Jolene Fuzesy 7-15 5-7 24
Danielle Maloney 5-10 4-4 17
Tiffany Rochelle 0-2 3-4 3
Nicole Leibach 4-6 0-0 9
Shannon Bosley 2-4 0-0 4
Sara Meyer 0-2 2-4 2

Evergreen 2-8 (Clark, Auckland),
Carroll 13-23 (Fuzesy 5)

Rebounds: Evergreen 26 (Clark 8)
Carroll 40 (Heidenreich 12)

Evergreen 19
Carroll 13