OLYMPIA, Wash. – Taking one of the top 15 teams in the nation, the Evergreen Geoducks gave the 14th-ranked Corban Warriors a fight before falling, 61-50, in a Cascade Conference women’s basketball game on Monday afternoon at CRC Gymnasium in Olympia, Wash.
In the first half, Corban (15-5, 9-2 CCC) took the early lead by the Geoducks (4-16, 2-9 CCC) kept things close. A jumper by Danielle Swain (Rainier, Wash./Black Hills HS) got Evergreen within one point with 6:09 left to play but the Warriors kept the Geoducks away from the lead through the first half, taking a 26-20 lead into the break.
Evergreen battled back in the second half, tying the game up on a lay-up by Jessica Edge (Lake Stevens, Wash./Skagit Valley CC) with 16:29 to play and then Edge gave the Geoducks the lead on a three-pointer just 21 second later. The game tilted heavily in Corban’s favor just a few minutes later as the Warriors scored 11 unanswered points to go up by 10 and Evergreen couldn’t get back in it as the Warriors earned the 61-50 win.
The Geoducks were led by 21 points off the bench from Edge. Swain finished with 12 points on the afternoon while Sami Clark (Monroe, Wash./Edmonds CC) chipped in 10 points. Evergreen shot well from the charity stripe, making 10 of 14 attempts for 71.4%.
Corban was led by 14 points from Emily Tsugawa. Shayla Fetters and Tess Bennett each added 12 points while Tara Vanweerdhuizen brought down a game-high 18 rebounds in the win. The Warriors shot 41.3% from the field, making 26-of-63 attempts.
Evergreen hits the road this weekend as they visit the Mountain Time Zone for the only time this season, taking on College of Idaho on Friday evening. Tip-off with the ‘Yotes is set for 5:30pm MST in Caldwell, Idaho.