LADY Yotes clinch playoff berth
Laura Geis led a quartet of College of Idaho scorers in double figures with 19 points, as The College of Idaho clinched their 13th-straight playoff berth with a 63-48 victory over The Evergreen State College, inside the J.A. Albertson Activities Center.
The Lady Yotes (14-7, 9-3 CCC) improved to 5-0 at home in Cascade Conference play this season - while winning their 32nd-straight game when holding an opponent under 50 points.
In a game of streaks, the Geoducks (4-17, 2-10) cut a C of I lead to 48-41 on a Jessica Edge three-pointer with six minutes to go - but a 12-1 run, keyed by a pair of Kylie Hardison three-pointers, put the game away.
Evergreen grabbed an early 6-2 lead on back-to-back Edge three's, but three-straight buckets by Geis helped C of I take a 9-6 advantage. After ESC took their final lead of the night on a Danielle Swain jumper at 11-9, the Yotes rattled off 10-straight points - taking a 26-22 to the break. An early 9-0 run in the second half pushed the Coyote lead to 37-27 - as C of I remains a game back of Corban and Eastern Oregon in the league race.
Hardison, Felicity Jones, and Dayna Drager each had 10 points in the win, as the Yotes forced 32 Evergreen turnovers, while holding a 34-26 edge on the glass.
Edge led all scorers with 21 points, as the Geoducks hit a season-best 9-of-15 from outside the arc.
The C of I returns to action tomorrow night, hosting Northwest at 5:30 p.m.