Whitney Scott wasn't satisfied with her performance Saturday. But she was pleased with the win.
Scott, a senior guard for Southern Oregon who grew up in Tumwater, struggled from the field in her most recent visit to her hometown of her college career, going 1-for-6 in the first half and 2-for-10 for the game at The Evergreen State College.
But Southern Oregon still managed to pull out a 75-58 victory against Geoducks on Saturday, keeping the Raiders’ playoff hopes alive.
“It was a productive game. We won,” said Scott, an all-league guard at Black Hills High School. “I wasn’t making my shots. So, I did the other things.”
Scott still led the Raiders with 11 points, going 6-for-6 from the foul line. She also had five steals.
“She’s shot better,” Raiders coach Lynn Kennedy said. “But we got the win.”
The Geoducks made 23 turnovers, shot 28 percent (10-for-35) in the second half and were limited to 10 points early in the second half.
“Turnovers killed us,” Evergreen coach Monica Heuer said. “We reverted to things we don’t usually do.”
Guards Vanessa Caskey (22 points) and Latrina Woods (16) combined for more than half of their team’s points.
“Latrina is always steady,” Heuer said. “Vanessa is playing like it’s her last games.”
Evergreen cut its deficit to 29-24 late in the first half on Woods’ 3-pointer. But the Raiders’ 11-4 run made it 38-28 at the break.
Evergreen (5-16 overall, 3-11 Cascade Collegiate Conference) trailed by as many as 24 points (64-40) in the second half to Southern Oregon (14-13, 7-8).
Western Washington 63, Saint Martin’s 47: The Saints, who trailed 36-25 at halftime, shot only 27 percent from the floor in the second half.
Dara Zack led Saint Martin’s with 20 points.
Western Washington 92, Saint Martin’s 86 (OT): The Saints lost their second straight overtime decision.
Western’s Zach Henifin’s basket with 3 seconds to go in regulation tied the score at 80-all, forcing overtime.
Saint Martin’s led by as many as 10 points in the first half.
Blake Poole led Saint Martin’s with 27 points and 13 rebounds.