Record Improves to 8-8 After Conference Win Tonight

January 16, 2009

Olympia, WA - Evergreen's Katie Garcin (Jr. Gooding, Idaho) scored a season's high 15 points, including 3-3 three point shots, to help the Geoducks to a 65-51 win over Northwest Christian University. ESC improves to 8-8 overall and 3-3 in the Cascade Conference. The Beacons drop to 6-12 and 1-8.

Evergreen will travel to the Northwest Christian campus for a Monday game, not with the Beacons, but a neutral site make-up game with Southern Oregon University that was cancelled in December.

Jumping to an early lead on a three point shot by freshman Keisha McDonald (River Ridge HS / Lacey, WA), Evergreen held a narrow advantage through the first ten minutes. NCU stayed on the heels of the Geoducks, with neither playing tidy games in the turnover and foul categories.

A three point bucket by Garcin closed the scoring in the first half, with ESC leading 35-25 at the break.

Northwest Christian closed to within 6 points early in the second half, their closest challenge.

Evergreen had a well rounded effort with 8 players putting points on the board. Their shooting percentage was a plus over recent games, with a field goal success rate of 44.6%. The Beacons had a better three point success percentage then their field goals, in part to Elise Gray (Sr. Eugene, Ore.) sinking 3 of 3 for her team. NCU finished with a 37.5% three point field goal game and 30.2% of their two point attempts.

Garcin also added 5 rebounds to her total. Alex Saab (Fr. Lakes HS / Lakewood, WA) and Kristi Auckland (Sr. Cascade HS / Everett, WA) each put up 9 points, with Auckland adding 7 rebounds, 2 blocks and 3 steals.

Gray led all game scorers with 18 points for NCU. She grabbed 9 rebounds as well. Teammates McKenzie Gambee (Sr. Junction City, Ore.) and Callie McVicker (So, Eugene, Ore.) each totalled 10 points, Gambee scoring a double double game with 13 rebounds.

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