OLYMPIA, Wash. – Oregon Tech held The Evergreen State College to just 14 first half points, as the Owls earned a 46-35 victory tonight at CRC Gymnasium in Cascade Collegiate Conference women’s basketball action.
Oregon Tech improved to 10-5 in conference play and 17-8 overall. TESC, meanwhile, fell to 5-15 on the year and 4-12 in the CCC standings.
Carrie Thibault connected for a pair of key 3-point field goals to help Oregon Tech to a 46-35 win over Evergreen State in Cascade Conference basketball acition tonight in Olympia. (photo by Kelly Caleb)
After trailing by three points only five minutes into the grind, the Owls put together a 17-4 run to take a double digit lead. Tech junior Nicole Aboumrad found the bottom of the net from long distance to jump start the Owls’ offense, while Kassi Conditt finished on a short jumper to put the Owls up 19-9. Tech freshman Karly LeVeque took a pass from teammate, and fellow freshman, Tess Armstrong, to give the visitors a 12 point advantage, their largest of the first half, 21-9, with 4:55 remaining in the opening period. The Owls would take a 25-14 lead into intermission.
Maria Ramirez gave the Owls their largest lead of 13 points just one minute into the second half as the Owls led 27-14. Tech would hang on to a double digit lead for the next four minutes until TESC post Danielle Swain hit on a short jump shot to make it 31-22.
The Geoducks chipped away at the Owl lead and trailed by just seven points at the midway point, 36-29.
Oregon Tech would outscore TESC 10-6 to push the game back to double figures, 46-35, with four minutes to play, with the game ending by the same score as neither team was able to connect for the remainder of the contest.
Kassi Conditt and Maria Ramirez both reached double figures with 10 points each. Conditt was close to a triple-double as the junior grabbed 9 rebounds and blocked 8 Geoduck shots. Ramirez gathered 6 rebounds in the victory. Nicole Aboumrad, Colleen Hunt and Carrie Thibault added 6 points each while Karly LeVeque and Kiana Caban tallied the remaining Owl points with 4 each.
Oregon Tech will take on Northwest University in Kirkland, Wash. before heading home for the final two regular-season CCC contest next week at Danny Miles Court.