The Clark College men’s basketball team had just six players available on Friday for its opening game at the Umpqua crossover tournament in Roseburg, Ore.
Even with a full roster it may have been tough as NWAACC No. 2-ranked Edmonds pulled away in the second half for a 62-49 victory.
“We defended well, but we just couldn’t do enough,” Clark coach Alex Kirk said. “It’s a learning curve. We are getting to where we want to be.”
Clark struggled with its shot, making just 32.8 percent for the game.
Columbia River grad Sean Price led the way for Clark (3-2) with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Ronalds Elksnis had 12 points.
Shaq McKissic led Edmonds (6-1) with 21 points.
Clark will face Umpqua at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Yakima 72, Clark 54 — No. 2 ranked Yakima pulled away with a big second half to defeat the Penguins at the Lane crossover tournament in Eugene.
Clark (1-6) was down 28-24 at the half, but Yakima (5-3) made nearly 55 percent of its shots in the second half to build on its lead.
Toni Doroha led Clark (1-6) with 12 points. Ashlie Nguyen and Andrea Smith each had 11 points. Smith also had 11 rebounds.
Clark will face Linn-Benton at 1 p.m. Saturday.