KIRKLAND, Wash. – Making nearly 62% of their attempts, the Northwest Eagles soared past the Evergreen Geoducks, 96-50, in a non-conference men’s basketball game on Tuesday night at NU Pavilion in Kirkland, Wash.
The Eagles (6-0) were able to push the lead into double-digits before the Geoducks (0-1) even made it on the board as Northwest scored the game’s first 14 points. NU pushed the lead to 21 with 8:50 left to play on a three-pointer by Nick Crossan that gave the Eagles a 33-12 advantage. Northwest managed to push the lead to 25 heading into the break at 49-24.
After switching baskets to start the second half, Northwest continued to dominate as the lead hit 30 on another Crossan three-ball with 16:55 left to play in the game. At 9:56 remaining, the NU lead hit 40 and the Eagles cruised the rest of the way, earning the 96-50 win.
The Geoducks were led by nine points from KJ Hong (Federal Way, Wash./Shoreline CC). Cody Peters (Coupeville, Wash./Western Oregon Univ.) picked up six rebounds for the Geoducks, who finished even with the Eagles on the glass at 33 rebounds each. Evergreen managed seven three-pointers on the game.
Northwest was led by 22 points from Michael Greene. Michael Russo added 19 points while Ryan McIntosh and Ryan Dornik each finished with 11 points on the night. The Eagles were 39-of-63 from the field for 61.9%, including 13-of-30 from behind the arc for 43.3%.
Evergreen will be back in action in less than 24 hours as they head back north on Wednesday to take on NCAA Division I Seattle University in an exhibition. Tip with the Redhawks is set for 7 p.m. at Key Arena.