College basketball: Clark College women, men roll past Grays Harbor
Summers scores 29 points for women in 84-40 rout
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Deb Summers was 4 for 4 from 3-point range and made all seven free throw attempts en route to a 29-point game as the Clark College women’s basketball team rolled to an 84-40 victory over Grays Harbor on Wednesday.
Clark (4-6, 2-0 NWAACC) jumped out to a 48-12 lead at halftime, and shot 52.6 percent from the field for the game. Clark also made eight of nine 3-point attempts.
“It’s been a long time since Clark has had a decent women’s team,” Clark coach Nancy Boone said. “And I revel in the fact that almost the entire team is made up of local players.”
Heritage graduate Clara Russell had 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Clark. Summers also had seven rebounds. Skyview product Macy Mukensnable had 12 points.
Clark men 85, Grays Harbor 64 — Lucas Swanson scored 25 points as the Clark College men’s basketball team cruised past Grays Harbor at the O’Connell Center.
Swanson, a Mountain View High grad, made 9 of 14 shots and also had six rebounds for the Penguins (7-4, 1-1 NWAACC West).
Austin Bragg, a Mark Morris grad, added 14 points, and Arman Kalan, a Fort Vancouver grad, added 12 points on 6 of 7 shooting.
“We just played more aggressively,” Clark coach Mike Arnold said. “They made just 19 of 61 shots primarily because we played good defense on them.”
Grays Harbor fell to 0-8, 0-2.
Clark hosts Highline (8-2, 1-0) of Des Moines at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Huskies lose Gaddy for season to knee injury — Washington point guard Abdul Gaddy will miss the rest of the regular season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
The injury is a major blow for the rapidly improving sophomore who was putting a disappointing freshman season behind him.
“When something like that happens it’s just tough,” coach Lorenzo Romar said Wednesday. “It’s tough to sit there in front of him and the doctor and watch him hear the news that he’s not going to play basketball anymore for this team this year.”
The 23rd-ranked Huskies host Oregon tonight.
Gaddy was injured in practice Tuesday when he planted on a drive to the basket while the Huskies were scrimmaging.
Legal trouble won’t keep Moore off court — Reggie Moore, the starting point guard on the Washington State men’s basketball team, is expected to play tonight against visiting Oregon State despite being arrested Tuesday on a marijuana possession charge from December.
A WSU spokesperson said Moore’s playing status could change at any time.
“This is a team matter that we take very seriously,” coach Ken Bone said.
“We initially learned about this incident Dec. 12, and at this time we have dealt with, and are still dealing with the issue. We will take further appropriate action if necessary.”