Yotes Nip Geoducks, 62-59

OLYMPIA, Wash. – With the game going down the final possession, the College of Idaho Yotes held on for a 62-59 win over the Evergreen Geoducks in a Cascade Conference women’s basketball game on Saturday night at CRC Gymnasium in Olympia, Wash.

The Yotes (4-5, 1-1 CCC) scored the first points of the game on a three-ball by Aleah Lowbar but the Geoducks (4-4, 0-2 CCC) battled back and the two teams continued to trade baskets with neither team leading by more than four points.  Evergreen would hold a slight lead heading into the break, up 27-25.

In the second half, Evergreen pushed the lead to eight on a jumper by Sadee Jones (Belfair, Wash./North Mason HS) with 12:58 left on the clock.  College of Idaho answered back with a 9-0 run on three straight three-pointers to take a one point lead and the Yotes would control the game the rest of the way.

After the Yotes pushed the lead to eight with 3:43 left on the clock, the Geoducks fought back to get within three on a three-ball by Jessica Denmon (Oak Harbor, Wash./Oak Harbor HS/Skagit Valley CC) with 57 seconds left.  The Geoducks had a chance to tie it as time expired but the shot by Randi Boseman (New Orleans, La./Newport HS) didn’t fall as C of I escaped with the 62-59 win.

Evergreen was led by 22 points off the bench from Denmon.  Jones finished with 10 points on the night while Sammi Clark (Monroe, Wash./Monroe HS/Edmonds CC) led all players with 12 rebounds on the night.  The Goeducks shot 46.9% on the night, making 23-of-49 attempts on the night.

College of Idaho was led by 23 points from Erica Martinez.  Chakala Carthen added 13 points in the win while Dayna Drage put up 10 points on the night.  The Yotes made nine baskets from behind the arc, compared with just five for the Geoducks.

Evergreen is back in action on Wednesday night when they host Puget Sound in the first game of a non-conference doubleheader.  Tip with the Loggers is set for 6:00 p.m. at CRC Gymnasium in Olympia, Wash.

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