KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – A big run in the middle of the second half was enough to propel the Oregon Tech Owls past the Evergreen Geoducks, 64-43, in a Cascade Conference women’s basketball game on Saturday night at Danny Miles Court in Klamath Falls, Ore.
The opening period saw the Geoducks taking the initial lead as Sammi Clark (Monroe, Wash./Edmonds CC) drained a three-pointer just 10 seconds into the game. After a pair of baskets gave the Owls the brief lead, the Geoducks quickly took it back and held the advantage until just under the six minute mark as Colleen Hunt hit a basket that put OIT up by one.
Evergreen briefly grabbed the lead back up Oregon Tech pushed the pace towards the end of the period, using a jumper by Tess Armstrong with seven seconds left to take a 29-24 lead into the break.
In the second half, the teams played even early but a 15-1 run by the Owls put the game out of reach for the Geoducks. After falling behind by 17 points with 8:06 left to play, the Geoducks couldn’t find a way to close the gap as Oregon Tech earned the 64-43 win.
Evergreen was led by 16 points from Jessica Edge (Lake Stevens, Wash./Skagit Valley CC). Clark added 11 points for the Geoducks, who fell to 4-9 overall and 3-6 in Cascade Conference play on the season. The Geoducks find themselves in seventh place in the CCC standings after the first round of games, which would be good enough to earn a spot in the 2013 CCC Tournament.
Oregon Tech was led by 14 points from Nicole Aboumrad. Karissa Dixon added 11 points for the Owls.
The Geoducks continue their road swing next week as they open up the second half of conference play on Friday at Northwest Christian. Tip with the Beacons is set for 5:30 p.m. in Eugene, Ore.