Owens scored 16pts in final game
February 21, 2009
Olympia, WA - Evergreen lost to Cascade College 85-64 tonight at the Greenhouse. Not the way the team's Seniors wanted to end their career as Geoducks, but Cascade came to win and it was evident by their determined play. Cascade College will close their doors in May.
There were times in the game tonight when Evergreen could barely get the ball across the half court line as the Thunderbirds pressured the Geoduck's offense relentlessly.
Cascade forced 18 ESC turnovers in the game and capitalized more often with resulting baskets.
The three graduating seniors that suited up to play had solid games. Joy White, ESC's point guard, scored 9 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals and assists. Jeanette Owens scored 16 points, just one point below her career best. She added 7 rebounds. Kristi Auckland had her sixth twenty-plus point game with 20. She added 9 rebounds, 3 steals and assists.
The Geoducks were not very successfull off the bench, with only two of the non-starters scoring points. Just six ESC players scored.
For the Thunderbirds, two players had double double nights. Robin Swain led all players with 27 points, making 7 of 11 three's. Swain added 10 rebounds. Kristina Schumacher had 22 points, 3 steals and 2 blocks.
Neither team will advance to the Cascade Conference Tournament. Evergreen finishes with a 5-15 conference record and stands at 10th place. Cascade ends in 9th place with a 5-15 CCC and 12-15 records.
Evergreen finishes with a overall record of 10-17, and the team had the most wins since the 2004-05. The season is the second one out of the last six that the team did not advance to the conference tourney.