Kurt Howard
Janaya Williams and Marquis Daniels of Foster surround Evergreen's Isabel Vargas as she falls to her knees.

SLIDESHOW: Lady Bulldogs upend Evergreen

As the Seamount League girls basketball season hits the stretch run, the Foster Bulldogs are in strong synchronization for postseason action.

Displaying a dominating all-court presence on Fri., Jan. 11, Foster upended visiting Evergreen, 54-19, on the Coach Parker Court to hold a solid third place at 6-2 and close within one game of second place while remaining two games out of first place. The home team's overall record is 7-7 after winning its third consecutive game.

Evergreen's posted records are 1-7, 2-11, respectively.

"Now we're a family," Bulldog head coach Datri Elliot said. "The players are really playing together as a team and I love what I see. I'm already excited about the playoffs."

Foster began besting Evergreen in the turnover battle and conversion to points results right off the bat to the tune of 11 consecutive points to open the proceedings of the night before the Wolverines scored a basket in a 13-2 first quarter that set the tone for the duration of the face off.

The Wolverines fought hard, but ball handling issues tormented them throughout. Evergreen closed within 10 points twice in early second quarter action before Foster pounded the court hard to sail away to large double digit leads while utilizing all players liberally.

In relation to last season, the Wolverine's head coach was truly appreciative of her team's efforts.
"I'm really proud of our team," said coach Natasha Hicks. "We've had a hard week and the girls still played hard. They've improved with great strides from last year and are learning. The defense was aggressive."

Senior wing player Eunyque Patu paced the Bulldogs in scoring with a hustling 16 points while Ryann Busch added eight in a spread out scoring effort that featured eight Foster scorers.
Sophomore Caroline Patu scored 10 points for the Wolverines.

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