Clark women top Mt. Hood at the buzzer

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Updated: December 17, 2011, 11:17 PM

 

Macy Mukensnabl’s basket at the buzzer lifted the Clark College women’s basketball team past Mt. Hood 65-63 on Saturday in the semifinal of the Clark College crossover tournament at the O’Connell Center.

Mukensnabl, a Skyview High grad, took a long pass from Chelsea Dyson and scored the winning basket.

Clark (5-3) will play Walla Walla in Sunday’s championship game. Tip off is 4 p.m.

Deborah Simmers led the Penguins in scoring with 15 points to go with six rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Mukensnabl had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Breanna Sorensen pulled down 10 rebounds.

Mt. Hood’s Kelsey O’Neil led all scorers with 24 points.

Walla Walla, which is ranked No. 2 in the NWAACC coaches poll, defeated Umpqua 76-65 to reach the title game.

Clark lost to Walla Walla 84-66 on the road on Dec. 4.

In the consolation games, Whatcom eliminated Lower Columbia 64-53, and Blue Mountain topped Everett 76-51. Those winners play for fourth place at noon Sunday.

Mt. Hood and Umpqua face off for third place at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Men

The Clark men defeated Olympic 87-73, advancing to the championship game at the Wenatchee crossover tournament. Austin Bragg had 29 points and 17 rebounds for the Penguins (7-0).

Jerrid Hamler had 12 points and four assists for Clark, which shot 53 percent from the field. The Penguins outscored Olympic 49-36 in the second half after leading by one point at halftime.

Clark plays Tacoma in the championship game at 6 p.m. Sunday. The game will be broadcast through www.nwaacc.org.