Tuesday Scoreboard: Saints Sweep Geoducks; Wolves Advance; T-Birds, Cougs Survive
Thoughts on the Saints easy win over the Geoducks…
- Saint Martin’s never trailed. In fact, there was never even a tie in this game. Evergreen made a mistake with their lineup and were assessed a technical foul and Evan Coulter gave the Saints a 2-0 lead before the game even tipped off.
- Coulter scored a career high 27 points in 28 minutes on 8-12 shooting and nine free throws for the Saints. He was outstanding.
- Riley Carel was aggressive and confident in his home debut. The Seattle Pacific transfer scored 14 points and pulled down six rebounds. Two other newcomers, freshman Tyler Copp and Lower Columbia transfer Ryan Rogers each scored 12 points in their debuts at Marcus Pavilion.
- Four Geoducks scored in double digits with Kyle Calhoun and Frankie Johnson leading the way with 16 points each.
- Evergreen will live and die by the three ball this season. They hoisted 25 of them tonight, sinking ten. Johnson went 4-for-4 from downtown but Calhoun missed seven shots, almost all of them coming from NBA three point distance.
- The Saints pulled down 21 more boards than the Geoducks, 56-35.
- Both teams were picked to finish last in their conferences but they will both be interesting teams to follow. I think the Saints will be better than advertised and Evergreen will get hot and pull off a couple of major upsets.
- Saint Martin’s doesn’t return to action at home until December 18th. They play just three home games before the first of the year.
Thoughts on the Saints and Geoducks exhibition game…
- This was a hard fought game with 47 personal fouls called on the two teams total.
- Evergreen shot just three three pointers and didn’t make any of them. Despite a guard heavy lineup, most of their points came in the paint.
- Brittany Gray, a one time Gonzaga commit who transferred to Evergreen from Skagit Valley, scored 21 points. She will be a force come CCC play. She will definitely fill the hole left by Danielle Swain’s departure.
- Chelsea Haskey led the Saints in scoring for the third time in exhibition play. 19 points against Oregon State, 22 against both UPS and Evergreen. She is so controlled and clinical.
- Sammi Clark played all 40 minutes in an exhibition game and just six Evergreen players played double digit minutes in a game that didn’t count. The Geoducks achilles heal will most likely be depth.
- On the other hand, the Saints have a deep bench and Tim Healy’s job will be to find the right lineup night to night. Haskey will lead most nights, but it could be anybody who will come through and compliment her. Will all depend on who is hot.
2A District IV semifinals (winner to state)
Black Hills 4, Hockinson 3
The Wolves opened up a 4-0 lead over Hockinson but had to hold on tight to advance to the District IV championship game on and earned a spot in the 2A state tournament. The Wolves will travel to Ridgefield on Thursday to take on the Spudders at 7:00 PM.
2A District IV consolation (loser-out)
Capital 4, WF West 0
Tumwater 4, Aberdeen 0
Both Tumwater and Capital survived and will take on Hockinson and Mark Morris respectively in loser out games.
High school volleyball
2B District IV playoffs
Wahkiakum 3, Northwest Christian 0 (25-18 25-12 25-20)
Wahkiakum knocked off Ocosta in the first game at Northwest Christian High School and then swept the Navigators into the consolation bracket. They will take on North Beach at South Bend High School on Thursday at 6:30 in a loser out game.
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