Saturday Scores: Taylor’s 33 and a Second Half Outburst Keys Geoducks Sweep
|Evergreen 81, Corban 66 – Recap|
|Corban (2-9 CCC, 6-14 overall)||33||33||66|
|Evergreen (2-9 CCC, 3-15 overall)||39||42||81|
|TESC leader: Dre Taylor – 33 points|
Dre Taylor scored 33 points and Jordan Dam added 21 as Evergreen led the entire way in their 81-66 win over Corban at the CRC Gymnasium. Taylor and Dam combined to go 10-of-14 from 3-point range and the Geoducks made 12 3-pointers in the win. Marc Taylor chipped in 12 points and pulled down seven rebounds.
Evergreen moved to 2-9 in the Cascade Conference and 3-15 overall, their most wins since the 2010-2011 season. They went 1-26 overall and 0-18 in conference in 2011-2012 and 2-24 overall and 1-17 in conference in the 2012-2013 season.
|Alaska Anchorage 79, Saint Martin’s 78 – Recap|
|Alaska Anchorage (5-4 GNAC, 12-8 overall)||37||42||79|
|Saint Martin’s (3-6 GNAC, 6-11 overall)||44||34||78|
|SMU leader: Evan Coulter – 17 points|
Saint Martin’s and Alaska Anchorage combined for 13 lead changes and nine ties and Brian McGill’s layup with 58 second left was the last lead change and gave the Seawolves a 79-78 win at Marcus Pavilion. Teancum Stafford missed a pair of free throws for Alaska Anchorage with 4.8 seconds left and Riley Carel launched a half court runner that drew iron but would not fall.
Five Saints scored in double-digits and Evan Coulter led the way with 17 points. Isaac Bianchini hit five three pointers and finished with 15 points, Ryan Rogers notched 13 points and Carel and Matt Dodson each added 12. Dodson also pulled down 12 rebounds for the double-double and Coulter dished out six assists.
Travis Thompson missed just four shots all night going 7-for-11 from the field including four 3-pointers and 9-of-9 from the free throw line to finish with 27 points. Kyle Fossman added 17 points and Brian McGill scored the last six points for the Seawolves and finished with 13 points.
Before the evening started, six teams were within a game of each other at either 4-4 or 3-5. The Seawolves improved to 5-4 while the Saints dropped behind the pack at 3-6.
|Evergreen 65, Corban 48 – Recap|
|Corban (6-5 CCC, 11-12 overall)||23||25||48|
|Evergreen (6-5 CCC, 10-8 overall)||17||48||65|
|TESC: LaNiecia Weatherspoon – 15 points|
Evergreen managed just 17 points in the first half but exploded in the second half and matched Corban’s entire game output with 48 points and won their fourth straight Cascade Confernce game, 65-48. The four game streak is the best conference run in the history of the program.
LaNiecia Weatherspoon came off the bench and scored 12 points in the second half and finished with 15 to lead the way for Evergreen. Sammi Clark added 14 points and Jessica Denmon notched her second straight double-double with 12 points and 10 boards. Brittany Gray rounded out the double digit scoring with 11.
The Geoducks are now 6-5 in the CCC and are tied with Corban and Southern Oregon a game back of a three team, 7-4 second team pack.
|Seattle Pacific 78, Saint Martin’s 68 – Recap|
|Saint Martin’s (5-4 GNAC, 11-7 overall)||33||35||68|
|Seattle Pacific (6-3 CCC, 13-4 overall)||29||49||78|
|SMU leader: Krista Stabler – 21 points|
After Saint Martin’s opened up 28-14 lead at the 8:22 mark of the first half, Seattle Pacific outscored the Saints 52-20 over a 26 minute stretch to open up an 18 point lead, 66-48, with 6:08 left to play en route to a 78-68 win at Brougham Pavilion in Seattle.
Krista Stabler scored a career high 21 points and Chelsea Haskey added 15 points with seven rebounds.
The Saints have now lost three straight games and fell to 5-4 in the GNAC, two games behind the league leaders Montana State-Billings and Western Washington.
|Ocosta 62, Northwest Christian 50|
|NWC leader: Austin Koukal – 21 points|