WALLA WALLA – Cayla Jones (Yakama Tribe) scored 30 points to lead The Evergreen State College in scoring Saturday afternoon but the Geoducks came out on the short end of an 89-76 women’s basketball decision to the Whitman Blues at Whitman’s Kim Evanger Raney Classic.
Jones was 6-for-11 from the field and 17-for-20 from the free throw line in scoring her 30 points, which is tied for sixth on the Evergreen single-game scoring list. The 17 free throws made and the 20 attempts are also single-game program records.
Jahpera McEachin added 24 points for the Geoducks (0-2), who shot 39 percent from the field for the second consecutive game.
Whitman (4-1), which advanced to the NCAA Division III Elite Eight last year, had four players in double-figure scoring, led by Casey Poe with 26.
Both Jones and McEachin earned all-tournament honors, Jones scoring 48 points and McEachin 39 in the two contests.
The Geoducks return to action at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when they host the Pacific University Boxers in another non-conference contest.