OLYMPIA, Wash. – A 50-point second half thanks to 63.3% shooting from the field led the 10th-ranked Northwest Eagles past the Evergreen Geoducks, 86-53, in a Cascade Conference men’s basketball game on Saturday night at CRC Gymnasium in Olympia, Wash.
The Geoducks (1-26, 0-18 CCC) actually lead early on as Northwest (25-3, 15-3 CCC) trailed 15-3 with 12:23 left to play in the opening period. The Eagles soon got down to business, using an 18-2 run to pull ahead by four with 4:38 left on the clock and NU continued to open the gap, taking a 36-23 lead into the break.
In the second half, Northwest was hot from the field as the lead crept into the 20s early in the period. The Eagles largest lead came with 1:27 left to play as NU led by 37 but the Geoducks finished the second with the final two baskets of the year to fall 86-53 in Evergreen’s season finale.
The Geoducks were led by 19 points from senior Patrick Lewis (Bremerton, Wash./Olympic College). Fellow senior Larry Green (Seattle, Wash./Grays Harbor CC) added 10 points while junior Elzie Dickens III (Seattle, Wash./Highline CC) brought down a game-high 15 rebounds.
Northwest was led by 14 points from Jordan Call. Ryan Dornik added 13 points off the bench while Cody Shackett put up 11 in the win. All 13 Eagles who made it into the game scored as the Northwest bench was responsible for 49 of their 86 points on the game.
The Geoducks finished the season with a record of 1-26 and 0-18 in conference play. Northwest finished the regular season tied with Oregon Tech for the top spot in the conference table with a record of 25-3 and 15-3 in CCC play but the tiebreaker goes the way of the Owls, giving the Eagles the second-seed in the upcoming conference tournament. NU will play host to Concordia in the first round.