OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Geoducks put up one of their top offensive halves of the year but it wasn’t enough to overcome an early drought as Evergreen fell to the Southern Oregon Raiders, 86-72, in a Cascade Conference women’s basketball game on Friday night at CRC Gymnasium in Olympia, Wash.
Southern Oregon (15-4, 4-3 CCC) came out strong, building an early lead as the Geoducks (6-7, 2-4 CCC) found themselves trailing early. The Raiders pushed the lead to 20 points and 35-15 with 2:52 to go in the first half as SOU took a 39-22 lead into the break.
The Raiders kept the big lead early in the second half but the Geoducks began to chip away, pulling back with 10 points midway through the half and then getting back within single digits with 3:40 left to go but it was too much for Evergreen to overcome as Southern Oregon collected the 86-72 win.
Evergreen was led by 16 points from Sammi Clark (Monroe, Wash./Monroe HS/Edmonds CC). Jessica Denmon (Oak Harbor, Wash./Oak Harbor HS/Skagit Valley CC) added 15 points while Brittany Gray (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Bainbridge HS/Skagit Valley CC) chipped in 12 points. Sadee Jones (Belfair, Wash./North Mason HS) rounded out the Geoducks in double-digits with 10 points on the night.
SOU was led by 17 points and 15 rebounds from Allison Gida. Kristen Schoenherr added 16 points while Bree Park added 15 points, all from behind the arc, off the bench. Autumn Durand rounded out the SOU double-digit scorers with 12 points on the night.
The Geoducks will be back in action on Saturday when they play host to Oregon Tech. Tip with the Lady Owls is set for 5:30 p.m. at CRC Gymnasium in Olympia, Wash.