Bragg leads Clark College in tourney opener

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Austin Bragg had 37 points, 13 rebounds and two assits in about 23 minutes of play to lift the Clark College men’s basketball team to 102-73 with over Olympic of Bremerton Tuesday in the opening round of the Clark Holiday Tournament.

Clark (9-0) will face North Seattle at 8 p.m. Wednesday in a semifinal. Snow College of Utah meets Centralia in the other semifinal at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the O’Connell Center.

“We’ve got big players who can run, shoot, score and defend,” Clark coach Mike Arnold said. “We don’t dip (in height) a lot in our lineup, and that will give people trouble.”

Bragg converted 15 of 18 field goal attempts, including 3 for 3 from 3-point range.

“He was just on fire tonight,” Arnold said of Bragg.

Lucas Swanson added 15 points and Dominique Giles had 12 as the Penguins held a 55-23 rebound advantage.