SEATTLE – Playing in the same building that the green and gold Seattle Supersonics called home, the green and white Evergreen Geoducks struggled against the NCAA Division I Seattle Redhawks, falling 117-34, in a men’s basketball exhibition on Tuesday night at KeyArena in Seattle, Wash.
In the first half, the Geoducks got their first points of the night early on a jumper by Lucky Lagerberg (Olympia, Wash./South Puget Sound CC) with 17:15 left to play in the period. Evergreen didn’t get another point for nearly five minutes when Cody Peters (Coupeville, Wash./Western Oregon Univ.) fit the first of two free throws.
The Redhawks rattled off 38 straight points before the Geoducks would score again but a jumper by Lagerberg brought the house down with 4:50 left in the opening period as everyone in the building cheered for the green and white. The Geoducks’ final point of the first half came with 2:06 left to go on a free throw by Jordan Emerson (Baton Rouge, La./Wenatchee Valley CC) as Seattle took a 61-6 lead into the break.
Evergreen warmed up slightly in the second half but the DI Redhawks continued to be too much for the Geoducks to handle as the Redhawks continued to shoot well en route to the 117-34 win.
The Geoducks were led by nine points off the bench from Peters. Elzie Dickens (Seattle, Wash./Highline CC) had a team-high five rebounds and two blocks on the night. After shooing just two-of-30 in the first half, Evergreen managed 25.0% shooting in the second half, making eight of 32 attempts, including three from behind the arc.
Seattle was led by 20 points each off the bench from Chad Rasmussen and Allen Tate. D’Vonne Pickett Jr. added 13 points while Louis Green earned the double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds. The Redhawks outrebounded the Geoducks, 65 to 27.
The Geoducks return to action on Friday night when they take on Great Falls as part of the Red Lion Cascade/Frontier Challenge. Tip with the Argos is set for 8 p.m. at Spokane Falls Community College.