PHOTO GALLERY: Shorthanded Geoducks Run Out of Sand
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In the first home playoff game in program history, the shorthanded Evergreen Geoducks put up a fierce fight building an eight point lead with 6:33 left to play. But when LaNiecia Weatherspoon picked up her fifth foul with 6:02 left, the Geoducks had to play without a sub the rest of the way and Oregon Tech gradually took advantage.
Karly LeVeque’s three at the 3:03 mark gave the Owls a 59-57 lead. Randi Boseman’s jumper with 2:41 left tied the game at 59 but Megan Whetstone put the Owls ahead for good after a questionable offensive foul was called on Evergreen’s Karina Gee with just over two minutes left to play. OIT finished off the Geoducks down the stretch to take a 69-62 first round win and end Evergreen’s season.
Natasha Trinidad was fantastic in her last game as a Geoduck scoring 19 points with six rebounds while another senior, Sadee Jones, scored 13 points with nine boards. Randi Boseman also saw her Evergreen career come to an end on a seven point, five assist effort.
The Geoducks finished their record setting and roller coaster season at 16-10 overall.