OLYMPIA, Wash. – Sophomore forward Danielle Swain (Rainier, Wash./Black Hills HS) put up 16 points and 16 rebounds but the Evergreen Geoducks shot just 33.3% from the field as the Puget Sound Loggers collected the win on the road, 66-44, in a non-conference women’s basketball game on Wednesday evening at CRC Gymnasium in Olympia, Wash.
The Loggers (6-2) took the lead right away and never looked back, using a cold start by the Geoducks (2-6) to take a 14-1 lead with 12:27 left to go in the first half. Evergreen shooting finally started to thaw out as they briefly managed to get the differential back into single digits but Puget Sound continued to keep the pressure on, taking a 27-15 lead into the break.
In the second half, the Geoducks managed to hit exactly half of their shots from the field but the green and white struggled all night from the charity-stripe, making just four of 13 free throws on the night as Puget Sound put up 39 second half points to collect the 66-44 win.
Evergreen was led by the 16 points and 16 rebounds from Swain, both game highs. The Geoducks held a 45-43 advantage on the glass but turned the ball over 22 times, compared with just 11 for the Loggers.
Puget Sound was led by 14 points from Kelsey McKinnis. Jocelyn Riordan chipped in 12 points while Ashley Agcaioili scored 10 points. The Loggers were aided by 20 of 31 shooting on free-throws, making 64.5% of their free shots.
Evergreen will be back in action on Saturday evening when they play the middle game of the three-game homestand against Montana Tech. Tip-off with the Orediggers is set for 5:30 pm at CRC Gymnasium in Olympia, Wash.