Clark College gets sweep at Green River

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The Clark College men’s basketball team outscored host Green River by three points in overtime on Wednesday to earn a 64-61 win over the Gators in a Northwest Association of Community Colleges game at Auburn.

The Penguins trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half, and were down by 11 at halftime. The game was knotted at 53-all at the end of regulation.

Austin Bragg led the Penguins with 24 points and 14 rebounds, and Arman Kalan added 10 points and 11 boards.

In overtime, Clark turned several defensive rebounds into transition points to get the lead, then made free throws to hold it.

“We just did a real good job digging down and responding to the physicality,” Clark coach Mike Arnold said.

Clark improved to 9-5, 3-2 in West Division games.

CLARK 64, GREEN RIVER 61 (OT)

CLARK - Jerrid Hamler 8, Stephon Hopkins 4, Austin Bragg 25, Lucas Swanson 6, Dan Anderson 0, Derek Owens 6, Blake Bowen 0, Arman Kalan 10, Max Snodderly 5, Durham Rosser 0. Totals 23-51 (6-12) 12-15 64.

GREEN RIVER - Dakin Wanquist 4, Devin Willis , Jare Sager 0, Banard Banks 0, B.J. Jones 5, Gralin Paul 10, Jeremy McClain 11, Justin Lanier 5, Anthony Brescia 2, Jamaal Thomas 6, Derek Eilertson 8, Kwame Bates 10. Totals: 26-66 (2-14) 7-11.

Halftime - Green River 28-17. Regulation 53-53. Rebounds - Clark 37 (Bragg 14, Kalan 11), Green River 36. Assists - Owens 6, Swanson 4. Steals - Owens 3, Swanson 2, Kalan 2.

Clark women 52, at Green River 49 — Strong defense down the stretch earned the Clark College women’s basketball team a win.

Lacey Kruse had 13 points and 17 rebounds, and Macy Mukensnabl 10 points and 11 boards to lead the way for Clark, which improved to 4-1 in the NWAACC West Division.

Clark owned a 56-40 rebounding edge, which overcame 28 turnovers.

“We played our best defense the last 2½ minutes of the game,” Clark coach Nancy Boone said.

CLARK 52, GREEN RIVER 49

CLARK - Janae Davis 9, Clara Russell 9, Macy Mukensnabl 10, Lacey Kruse 13, Deborah Simmers 6, Kassilin Cloyd 5, Haley Smith 0. Farrine Scott 0. Carissa Collins 0. Totals 22-66 (3-17) 5-11 52.

GREEN RIVER - McKenna Swanson 7, Rayssa Lira 7, Cecilly Phillips 23, Cali Kaltschmidt10, Natasha Lyonais 2, Cami Lubereski 0, Emily Jameson 0, Sarah Beckler 0, Brittany Kennedy 0. Totals 17-63 (1-19) 14-19 49.

Halftime - Green River 33-27. Rebounds - Clark 56 (Kruse 17, Mukensnabl 11), Green River 40. Turnovers - Clark 28, Green River 19.

Night of champions — The Clark College Penguin Athletic Club will recognize each of the school’s past basketball championship teams on Saturday when Lower Columbia visits the O’Connell Center.

The women’s game tips off at 6 p.m., with the men’s game to follow. Members of the championship teams will be recognized at halftime of the men’s game.