Geoducks capitalize on advantage at line

COLLEGE HOOPS: Evergreen men pull out 71-66 road win at Northwest Christian

January 22, 2011 

Mikey Hope had 16 points, Marice Tolliver scored 15, and The Evergreen State College men's basketball team benefitted from poor free-throw shooting by Northwest Christian in a 71-66 victory Friday in Eugene, Ore.

Northwest Christian went just 6-for-16 from the line – including 0-for-4 in the first half – allowing Evergreen to win even though it was outshot from the floor and outrebounded. The Geoducks (7-13 overall, 4-6 Cascade Conference) went 16-for-20 from the free-throw line.

The Beacons shot 43.8 percent (28 of 64) from the floor to Evergreen’s 41.3 percent (26 of 63) and grabbed 44 rebounds to the Geoducks’ 37.

Kellen Spicer scored 17 points for NCU (7-15, 1-9).

SOUTH SOUND WOMEN

At Northwest Christian 75, Evergreen 60: Northwest Christian started the second half with a 13-2 run to pull away from a halftime tie, and Evergreen never got closer than eight points the rest of the way.

Katey Monteith hit an open 3-pointer in the final seconds of the first half to tie the game at 33, and the Beacons kept the momentum after the break.

Vanessa Caskey scored 12 points to lead the Geoducks (4-13, 2-8), who shot just 26.3 percent (10 of 38) in the second half.

Shekia Hill and Shavon Tate scored 11 points each, and Danielle Swain had eight points and a game-high 15 rebounds for Evergreen.

Sheena Alexander scored 16 points for the Beacons (8-12, 4-6).

WOMEN’S TOP 25

At No. 3 Duke 69, Georgia Tech 32: Krystal Thomas had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (18-0, 4-0 ACC), who beat the Yellow Jackets for the 32nd consecutive time.

No. 15 Maryland 77, at Virginia 75 (OT): Diandra Tchatchouang made a driving layup with 6.1 seconds to play in overtime as the Terrapins (15-3, 2-2 ACC) survived a scare.

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