The Clark College women nearly came up with a big upset before their holiday break.
NWAACC third-ranked Clackamas held off the Penguins comeback for a 75-71 victory Thursday at the O’Connell Center.
In a game that saw six lead changes and four ties, Clark (2-8) trailed by four at halftime and was down by as much as 16 in the second half.
The Penguins rallied to tie the game late and after Clackamas regained the lead, had two chances to tie that came up short.
“Clackamas is a good team. It was a good accomplishment to get that close against a real good team,” Clark coach Al Aldridge said.
Four Clark players were in double figures.
Andrea Smith led with 16 points, Nicolette Bond had 15 points, Dom Johnson 11 points and seven assists, and Ashlie Nguyen had 10 points and eight rebounds.
Clark opens NWAACC West Division play on Jan. 2 by hosting South Puget Sound.