Cavaliers Defense Overwhelms Geoducks

Joy White
Joy White drives to the hoop. Photo by Carlos Sanchez.

Story courtesy of Concordia Sports Information

December 6, 2008

Portland, OR - Limiting the Geoducks to 28 percent shooting and 26 points in the first half, Concordia University defeated Evergreen 72-61 in Cascade Collegiate Conference women's basketball action on Saturday night.

With the win, CU improved to 7-1 on the year and 2-0 in CCC play while ESC dropped to 5-2 with an 0-2 mark in league play. Paced by 10 first-half points by junior center Ann Snodderly, the Cavaliers jumped out to a double-digit lead midway through the opening period.

A Snodderly layup with 7:48 left in the half propels CU to a 22-10 advantage The Geoducks would respond with five straight points with a three pointer by Ali Matisons and a jumper by Keisha McDonald, but the Cavs returned the favor with six of their own, including a layup and a follow-up free throw by Sarah Eischen at the 4:14 mark.

Evergreen would get no closer than six points in the second half as the Cavs held on for the 11-point win.

Snodderly finished with a game-high 21 points and added 10 rebounds for her second consecutive double-double. Danielle Clauson and Rachel Scarpelli each recorded 11-point nights while the 5-foot-4 guard Rebecca Gimeno flirted with a triple-double after registering 12 rebounds, eight points and six assists.

The Geoducks were led by 12 points from Alex Sabb while Kristi Auckland and Britney Knotts each scored 10. Auckland also led Evergreen with 11 rebounds.

After shooting 28.1 percent from the floor in the first, Evergreen responded to convert on 45.8 percent of their attempts in the second to outscore Concordia 35-34 in the half.

The Cavaliers shot 42.1 percent from the field. After making only 4-of-14 attempts from the free throw line, the Cavs produced on 18-of-21 from the charity stripe in the second half for an 85.7 rate in the final 20 minute.

Evergreen hosts the University of Puget Sound on Wednesday at 6 PM.

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