OLYMPIA, Wash. – Putting up 21 points and collecting 13 rebounds, junior Danielle Swain (Rainier, Wash./Black Hills HS) led the way as the Evergreen Geoducks earned a 58-52 win over the Concordia Cavaliers in a Cascade Conference women’s basketball game on Friday night at CRC Gymnasium in Olympia, Wash.
Concordia (5-10, 0-6 CCC) took the initial lead on a made free-throw by Malori Dixon in the opening minute but the score would remain tight. Both teams struggled shooting in the first half as the score sat at just 21-19 in favor of Concordia as halftime arrived.
In the second half, the Cavaliers continued to hold onto a lead until just under the midway point as Sadee Jones (Belfair, Wash./North Mason HS) hit a pair of free throws to put Evergreen (4-6, 3-3 CCC) up by two. CU retook the lead briefly on a Dixon jumper with 4:26 left to play but the Geoducks pulled it out down the stretch, digging deep for the 58-52 win.
Evergreen was led by the 21 points and 13 rebounds from Swain, who also had three blocks and a steal in the win. Jessica Denmon (Oak Harbor, Wash./Skagit Valley CC) added 11 points in the win while Sammi Clark (Monroe, Wash./Edmonds CC) nearly had a double-double with eight points and nine rebounds.
Concordia was led by 12 points from Dixon. McKenna Daly and Kelly Huey added 10 points each in the loss with Daly also recording 11 rebounds to earn the double-double. The Cavs went without a field goal in the final 2:38 as they remained winless in CCC play this season.
The Geoducks return to action on Saturday night, playing host to Warner Pacific. Concordia continues the road trip, traveling to Northwest. Both games are set to tip at 5:30 p.m.